Bill & Melinda Gates Center for Computer Science & Engineering, Room 244
206-543-4755
lazowskacs.washington.edu
Areas of interest: 

Design, implementation, and analysis of high-performance computing and communication systems; data-intensive discovery (eScience); information technology and public policy

  • John Gannon - undergraduate, graduate, and professional friend and colleague - June 12 1999
  • Bob Wallace - friend since high school, employee #9 at Microsoft, inventor of shareware - September 20 2002
  • Jill Bennett - friend since 1985, helped build UW CSE through ties with DEC - July 14 2004
  • Ken Sevcik - graduate advisor, mentor, friend, and wonderful human being - October 4 2005
  • Jerre Noe - first Chair, and cultural direction-setter, of UW Computer Science & Engineering - November 12 2005
  • Denice Denton - UW Dean of Engineering, 1996-2005; a strong voice for social justice, diversity, and excellence - June 24 2006
  • Richard Newton - visionary Dean of Engineering at Berkeley and fellow member of the Microsoft Research TAB - January 2 2007
  • Jim Gray - using computer science to make scientists more productive - missing January 28 2007
  • Ken Kennedy - leading figure in high-performance computing, and good friend for more than 25 years - February 7 2007
  • Randy Pausch - fellow Brown alumnus and member of DARPA ISAT; HCI visionary - July 25 2008
  • David Waltz - AI pioneer and long-time colleague on the Computing Research Association and the Computing Community Consortium - March 22 2012
  • James Jay Horning - University of Toronto (my thesis committee), Xerox PARC, DEC SRC (my first sabbatical), InterTrust, McAfee Research - January 18 2013
  • Charles M. Strauss - my first computer science instructor at Brown, the person for whom I first TA'd, and a really funny guy - February 10 2013
  • David Notkin - my colleague and friend for nearly 30 years at the University of Washington - April 22 2013
  • Bill Gerberding - University of Washington President from 1979-95; a great man and a great friend - December 27 2014
  • Gaetano Borriello - an extraordinary University of Washington colleague, researcher, educator, leader, and humanitarian - February 1 2015
  • Bob Taylor - created the labs that created the modern computer-connected world - April 13 2017
  • Chuck Thacker - MAXC, Alto, Ethernet, Firefly, Tablet PC, and more; I was privileged to work with Thacker and Taylor at the DEC Systems Research Center - June 12 2017
  • James C. Browne - Founder of UT Computer Science, leader of the computer system performance community, and a major supporter during my early career - January 19 2018
  • Burton Smith - Denelcor, Tera, Cray, Microsoft; Larry Snyder and I worked to lure this amazing computer architect to Seattle in 1988 - April 2 2018
  • Ric Holt - Professor at the University of Toronto and the University of Waterloo, and an authentic character. I learned a great deal from Ric, and co-authored two textbooks with him - April 12 2019
  • Hellmut Golde - A founder, in 1967, of the Computer Science Group at the University of Washington, and the Chair when I was hired in 1977 - April 17 2019
  • Bob Ritchie - A founder, in 1967, of the Computer Science Group at the University of Washington, and the second chair of the Department of Computer Science. Jerre Noe and Hellmut Golde established our culture. Bob Ritchie established our national reputation. We have now lost all three - July 15 2019
  • Paul Young - Our department chair from 1983-88, Computing Research Association board chair from from 1988-91, NSF Assistant Director for CISE from 1994-97, and a mentor of mine - December 1 2019
  • Bill Gates Sr. - An extraordinary person who led, as his son said, "a long and enormously meaningful life"; a mentor and supporter to me for three decades - September 15 2020