The USENIX Lifetime Achievement Award (“The Flame”) recognizes and celebrates singular contributions to the operating systems, distributed systems, and networking communities of both intellectual achievement and service.
This year’s USENIX Lifetime Achievement Award has been presented to UW CSE professor (and UW CSE Ph.D. alumnus) Tom Anderson for multiple contributions, including the Nachos operating system course project, the PlanetLab global distributed system research platform, extraordinary student mentoring, and co-founding NSDI, the USENIX Symposium on Networked System Design and Implementation.
The citation reads: “The 2014 USENIX Flame Award goes to Tom Anderson. Tom has worked tirelessly to build a thriving research and USENIX community around systems building and experimental research. Tom is the embodiment of USENIX values and has carried the community forward as much as anyone. Tom receives the USENIX Flame Award for his work on mentoring students and colleagues, constructing educational tools, building research infrastructure, creating new research communities, and communicating his substantial understanding through a comprehensive textbook.”
Congratulations Tom! (Read about it on the USENIX website here.)