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David Patterson

David Patterson is a professor of computer science at the University of California, Berkeley, and is noted as a key contributor to the development of RISC processor design and for leading the Berkeley RISC project. He served on the Information Technology Advisory Committee for the President of the United States from 2003-2005, and has co-authored five books, including two widely-influential books with John Hennessy—Computer Architecture: A Quantitative Approach and Computer Organization and Design: The Hardware/Software Interface.

He has received numerous awards and recognitions for his contributions, including his election as President of the ACM from 2004-2006, the IEEE Technical Achievement Award, Japan’s Computer & Communication award with Hennessy, and several awards for his accomplishments in education.

He is a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and of the ACM, and a member of both the National Academy of Engineering and National Academy of Sciences.