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2014 Distinguished Alumni Service Award

Marc Snir
Marc Snir

Marc Snir has made significant research contributions to the development, theory, and standardization of high-performance parallel computing through his work on the Message Passing Interface and IBM’s SP scalable parallel system. As department head from 2001 to 2007, he managed the transition into the Siebel Center and the department’s subsequent expansion. Later, he served as first director of the Illinois Informatics Institute, as chief software architect for Blue Waters, and as co-director of UPCRC.