CS Distinguished Alumni Award Winners

Distinguished Alumni Awards winners are selected each year by the EE and CS Chairs in consultation with the EECS Faculty Awards Committee and with input from the EECS faculty. Winners receive a plaque awarded at a departmental event such as the BEARS conference or the L&S CS Commencement.

    • 2018
      • Marie desJardins, Professor of Computer Science & Electrical Engineering at the University of Maryland, Baltimore
      • Eric Brewer, Professor Emeritus of Computer Science at UC Berkeley
    • 2017
      • Andy Hertzfeld, Software Engineer & UX Designer at Google, Inc.
      • Gary Miller, Professor of Computer Science at Carnegie Mellon University
    • 2016
      • Diane Greene, Senior Vice President Google Cloud, Co-Founder and CEO of VMWare, 
      • Michael Sipser, Dean of Science, MIT
    • 2015
      • Mike Olson, Chief Strategy Officer, Chairman and Founder, Cloudera
      • Mark Wegman, IBM Fellow/Chief Scientist Software Technology
    • 2014
      • Michael Luby
      • Yoky Matsuoka, Co-Founder of Google [x]; VP Technology at Nest; MacArthur Fellow.
    • 2013
      • Eric Allman, Co-Founder of Sendmail, creator of sendmail Open Source MTA
      • Cecilia Aragon, Director, Human-Centered Data Science Lab, University of Washington, Seattle
    • 2012
      • Gaetano Borriello, formerly University of Washington, Seattle
      • Klaus Schauser, Chief Strategist and Co-Founder, AppFolio
    • 2011
      • Tony DeRose, Senior Scientist and Research Group lead at Pixar Animation Studios
      • Benjamin Wah, Provost and Wei Lun Professor of Computer Science and Engineering at the Chinese University of Hong Kong
    • 2010
      • Margo Selzer, Director, Research on Computation and Society, Harvard University
      • Wen-mei Hwu, Chief Scientist, Parallel Computing Institute, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
    • 2009
      • Susan Eggers, Professor Emerita, Computer Science and Engineering, University of Washington, Seattle
      • Steven McCanne, Founder and CTO, Jut
    • 2008
      • Deborah Estrin, Professor of Computer Science at Cornell Tech and Professor of Public Health at Weill Cornell Medical College
    • 2007
      • Mendel Rosenblum, Professor of Computer Science and of Electrical Engineering, Stanford University; Co-Founder of VMWare
      • Robert Epstein, Co-Founder of Environmental Entrepreneurs
    • 2006
      • Peter Norvig, Director of Research, Google
      • Wen-Tsun Chen
      • Silvio Micali, Ford Professor of Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    • 2007
      • Shafi Goldwasser, RSA Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
      • Prabhakar Raghavan, Vice President of Engineering, Google
    • 2004
      • James Demmel, Professor, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, UC Berkeley
    • 2003
      • Madhu Sudan, Associate Director of CSAIL, Fujitsu Professor, EECS Department, Massachusetts Institite of Technology
      • Sanjeev Arora, Charles C. Fitzmorris Professor of Computer Science, Princeton University
    • 2002
      • Michael Carey, Professor, Bren School of Information Sciences, UC Irvine
      • Sally Floyd, Research Scientist, Networking and Security Group, International Computer Science Institute
    • 2001
      • Bruce Lindsay, Chief Data Scientist, Paradata; Fellow, IBM Research
      • Dale Skeen, CTO and Co-Founder, Vitria Technology
    • 2000
      • Barbara Simons, retired, IBM Research and former ACM President
    • 1999
      • John Couch, VP Education, Apple
      • Barbara Liskov, Institute Professor and head of the Programming Methodology Group at Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    • 1998
      • Steve Wozniak, Co-founder of Apple
    • 1997
      • Barbara Grosz, Higgins Professor of Natural Sciences, John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, Harvard University
      • Eric Schmidt, Executive Chairman, Alphabet; Founding Partner, Innovation Endeavors
    • 1996
      • Charles Thacker, Technical Fellow, Microsoft Research
      • Paula Hawthorn
    • 1995
      • Roger Sippl, Founder Informix Software; Partner, Sippl Investments
    • 1994
      • James Eaton
    • 1993
      • L Peter Deutsch, Founder of Aladdin Enterprises
      • Narendra Karmarkar, Independent Research Professional
    • Fall 1992
      • Butler Lampson, Distinguished Engineer at Microsoft Corporation; Adjunct Professor of Computer Science and Electrical Engineering at MIT
      • Niklaus Wirth, Emeritus Professor of Informatics, ETH Zurich
    • Spring 1992
      • James Gray, Technical Fellow, Microsoft Research
      • Ken Thompson, Distinguished Engineer, Google
    • 1991
      • Douglas Engelbart,  Stanford Research Institute
      • Hervé Gallaire, Senior VP and CTO, Xerox Corporation and Xerox Innovation Group