Susan Eggers, Professor Emerita of Computer Science & Engineering, joined the department in 1989, having received a Ph.D. from the University of California, Berkeley the same year. Her research interests were in computer architecture and back-end compiler optimization, with an emphasis on experimental performance analysis. With her colleague Hank Levy and their students, she developed the first commercially viable multithreaded architecture, Simultaneous Multithreading, adopted by Intel (as Hyperthreading), IBM, Sun and others and the winner of the 2010 and 2011 ISCA Test-of-Time Awards.
In 1989 Professor Eggers was awarded an IBM Faculty Development Award, in 1990 an NSF Presidential Young Investigator Award, in 1994 the Microsoft Professorship in Computer Science and Engineering, and in 2009 the ACM-W Athena Lecturer. In 2018 she became the first woman to win the Eckert-Mauchly Award, the computer architecture community's most prestigious honor. Professor Eggers is a Fellow of the ACM and IEEE, a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and a member of the National Academy of Engineering and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.
Professor Eggers approaches her free time with a vengeance. She is a bona fide food snob, is an avid gardener and landscaper, and enjoys retirement exercise (golf and physical therapy). Recently she shot her first hole-in-one!