Boeing logoEstablished in 1990 with $500,000 of a $5,000,000 gift from The Boeing Company to the University of Washington College of Engineering

The Boeing Professorship was the first Endowed Professorship established in Computer Science & Engineering at the University of Washington.

Boeing is the world's largest aerospace company and leading manufacturer of commercial jetliners, defense, space and security systems, and service provider of aftermarket support. As America’s biggest manufacturing exporter, the company supports airlines and U.S. and allied government customers in more than 150 countries. Boeing products and tailored services include commercial and military aircraft, satellites, weapons, electronic and defense systems, launch systems, advanced information and communication systems, and performance-based logistics and training.

Boeing has a long tradition of aerospace leadership and innovation. The company continues to expand its product line and services to meet emerging customer needs. Its broad range of capabilities includes creating new, more efficient members of its commercial airplane family; designing, building and integrating military platforms and defense systems; creating advanced technology solutions; and arranging innovative financing and service options for customers.

Holders of the Boeing Professorship

  • Linda Shapiro, 2023-present
  • Sidd Srinivasa, 2017-2022
  • Ben Taskar, 2012 until his untimely death in 2013
  • Richard Ladner, 2004-2012
  • David Notkin, 1999 until he was awarded the Bradley Professorship (subsequently the Bradley Chair) in 2004
  • Nancy Leveson, 1993-1998