Padua Named Recipient of 2015 IEEE Computer Society Harry H. Goode Award

4/23/2015 9:34:00 AM IEEE release

CS Professor David Padua has been named the recipient of the 2015 IEEE Computer Society Harry H. Goode Memorial Award.

David Padua
David Padua
David Padua

The Goode Award was established to recognize achievement in the information-processing field–either a single contribution of theory, design, or technique of outstanding significance; or the accumulation of important contributions on theory or practice over an extended period. Padua was cited “for basic and lasting contributions to parallel languages, compilers, and tools.”

“I am honored to be selected for this award, grateful to those who nominated me, and thankful to the IEEE Computer Society with which I have been associated for many years,” said Padua.

Padua, a Donald Biggar Willett Professor of Engineering, focuses his research on program analysis, transformation, and optimization strategies. The main objective is to develop methodologies to facilitate the programmer's task of creating reliable, easy-to-maintain programs that achieve excellent performance. Ongoing projects include the study of program optimization strategies and the design of compiler techniques for new parallel programming constructs.

The Goode Award consists of a bronze medal and a $2,000 honorarium. A list of recipients is found at the IEEE Computer Society website.

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