2013 Distinguished Academic Achievement Alumni Award
Miloš D. Ercegovac is a distinguished professor in the Computer Science Department of the Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science, University of California at Los Angeles, where he has been on the faculty since 1975. Ercegovac served as chair of the department from September of 2000 to May of 2005. He was vice chair of graduate programs intermittently from 1982 through 1998; he is currently vice chair of industrial relations.
Ercegovac earned his master’s in 1972 and his PhD in 1975 in computer science from the University of Illinois. He received his bachelor’s in electrical engineering from the University of Belgrade, Serbia, in 1965. Ercegovac has specialized for over 40 years in research and teaching in digital arithmetic, digital and computer system design, and parallel architectures. He has been extensively published in the leading journals and conferences.
His dedication to teaching and research has also resulted in several co-authored books: two in the area of digital design (Digital Systems and Hardware/Firmware Algorithms, 1985, and Introduction to Digital Design, 1999), and two in digital arithmetic (Division and Square Root: Digit-Recurrence Algorithms and Implementations, 1994, and Digital Arithmetic, 2004).
Ercegovac received the Lockheed-Martin Excellence in Teaching award in 2009. He has been involved in organizing the IEEE Symposia on Computer Arithmetic since 1978. He served as an associate editor of the IEEE Transactions on Computers (1988 -1992) and as a subject area editor for the Journal of Parallel and Distributed Computing (1986 -1993).
In addition to his teaching and research accomplishments, Ercegovac has worked as a consultant to a variety of nationally and internationally known organizations, including the Hughes Research Laboratories, the Hughes Aircraft Company, the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, and the GMD Institute.
Ercegovac’s work has been recognized by his selection in 2003 as an IEEE Fellow and his election as a Foreign Member of the Serbian Academy of Sciences and Arts in Belgrade, Serbia. He is also a member of the ACM and of the IEEE Computer Society.