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newsletter of uw computer science & engineering
volume 21, number 2, autumn 2011
university of washington
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Shwetak Patel wins MacArthur Chair's message CSE leads new Intel center Alum profile: Wen-Hann Wang News Aram Harrow joins CSE CSE’s newest ACM Fellows iGEM 2011 world champs! Datagrams Awards Refraction wins NHK prize CRA recognizes CSE ugrads 2012 Diamond Award winners Events Susan Eggers retires! Jean-Loup Baer turns 75 2011 Industrial Affiliates meeting CSE @ 2011 Hopper Conference
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Events

Susan Eggers and Randy Katz
Susan & Randy Katz, her PhD advisor

CSE honors Susan Eggers

On November 5th, the CSE family gathered to celebrate the retirement of long-time CSE professor Susan Eggers.

Susan, a leading computer architect and member of the National Academy of Engineering, was honored by CSE faculty and staff, former students, former Berkeley graduate school colleagues including Jim Larus, and her Berkeley Ph.D. advisor, Randy Katz. (Susan was Randy's second Ph.D. student; his first, Gaetano Borriello, is also on the UW CSE faculty.)

Susan and some of her PhD alums (l-r):
Jack Lo, Tor Jeremiassen, Andrew Putman,
Susan Eggers, Andrew Schwerin,
and Radhika Thekkath

Photos of the evening may be viewed at:

Thank you, Susan, for all you've done to make UW CSE a special place.


Diane and Jean-Loup Baer

Jean-Loup Baer turns 75

In early September, the CSE family celebrated CSE emeritus professor Jean-Loup Baer's 75th birthday. Jean-Loup, pictured above with his wife, Diane, hosted a wonderful party at Bastille.


2011 Annual Industrial Affiliates Meeting

More than 200 affiliate members and CSE alumni and friends participated in this year's annual Industrial Affiliates research day on October 19, which was capped with an evening of posters and demos also attended by regional alums. The keynote address was presented by Joe Tucci, Chairman & CEO of EMC. In a record breaking year, 54 companies participated in CSE's recruiting fair on October 20th. To accommodate that many participating companies, 14 companies were located in the Gates Commons and 40 companies in the Atrium.

CSE recruiting fair
“Controlled chaos” effectively described
CSE’s recruiting fair on October 20th.
CSE open house
CSE open house: Alums & friends
in the new Center for Game Science lab.
Joe Tucci, jersey boy
Joe Tucci, Chairman & CEO of EMC,
receives a Husky football jersey
following his keynote address.
Nicola Dell with Hank Levy
Nicola Dell, pictured with CSE chair Hank Levy.
Nicki’s poster “Paper to Digital, in ICTD/Computing
for Development” won the People’s
Choice Award for research.

CSE rocks 2011 Grace Hopper Conference

CSE women at Grace Hopper
CSE Women at the Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing

Founded in 1994, the Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing is a series of conferences designed to bring the research and career interests of women in computing to the forefront. UW CSE has consistently been a leader in inclusion and has consistently had a strong representation of undergraduate students, graduate students, staff, and alums at the Hopper conferences. The 2011 conference was conveniently located in Portland, Oregon. Given the close proximity, CSE’s attendance broke all records!

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