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Torrellas Elected AAAS Fellow

11/21/2016 1:54:13 PM Liz Ahlberg Touchstone, Illinois News Bureau

CS Professor Josep Torrellas is one of six University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign faculty members who have been elected 2016 fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

Professor Josep Torrellas
Professor Josep Torrellas
Torrellas, the Saburo Muroga Professor of Computer Science, was recognized for “distinguished contributions to the field of computer architecture, particularly for designs of shared-memory multiprocessor architectures and thread-level speculation.” He is the director of the Center for Programmable Extreme Scale Computing and his research explores new processor, memory and system technologies and organizations to build novel multiprocessor computer architectures.

Torrellas and fellow U. of I. faculty Jianjun Cheng (Materials Science and Engineering), Brian T. Cunningham (Electrical and Computer Engineering), Kevin T. Pitts (Physics), Bruce L. Rhoads (Geography and Geographic Information Science), and Chad M. Rienstra (Chemistry) are among the 391 new fellows chosen for their efforts to advance science applications that are deemed scientifically or socially distinguished.

“These members of our faculty exemplify the extraordinary scholarship, innovation and teaching that defines Illinois,” said Edward Feser, the interim vice chancellor for academic affairs and provost at the U. of I. “They are leaders in their fields who have made highly significant contributions to their disciplines and the academy. We are proud they are our colleagues.”

Founded in 1848, the American Association for the Advancement of Science is the world's largest general scientific society. Fellows are chosen by their peers for their outstanding contributions to the field. The new fellows will be honored at the 2017 AAAS Annual Meeting in Boston.

See the full Illinois News Bureau article.