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2018 Distinguished Academic Achievement Alumni Award

Ron Cytron 
Ron Cytron 

With research focused on parallel processing, static analysis, and automatic storage management, Professor Ron K. Cytron has had a long, productive career in both academia and the private sector.

Cytron (MS CS ’82, PhD CS ’84) is the associate chair of Computer Science & Engineering at Washington University. The school has recognized him with multiple teaching awards, including Northcutt-Coil Professor of the Year and the Founders Day Distinguished Faculty Award.

Cytron has been chair of the Association for Computing Machinery's special interest group on programming languages, SIGPLAN, and editor-in-chief of TOPLAS, the journal for reporting research advances in programming languages and systems. SIGPLAN recognized Cytron with its Distinguished Service Award.  In 2010, he was elected ACM Fellow “for contributions to algorithms and implementations of automatic program parallelization.”

Before joining Washington University in 1991, Cytron was a research staff member at IBM’s Thomas J. Watson Research Center.

In 2003, he co-founded Exegy, a St. Louis–based company that provides hardware-accelerated platforms for financial market trading and data analysis.