James E. Smith (engineer)

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James E. Smith is a computer engineer and an emeritus professor at the University of Wisconsin–Madison.[1]

Smith was awarded the 1999 Eckert–Mauchly Award "for fundamental contributions to high performance micro-architecture, including saturating counters for branch prediction, reorder buffers for precise exceptions, decoupled access/execute architectures, and vector supercomputer organization memory, and interconnects." [2]

Smith earned his BS in computer engineering and his MS and PhD in computer science from the University of Illinois in 1972, '74, and '76 respectively.[3] He joined Wisconsin's ECE faculty in 1976 and took leaves of absence to work in industry between 1979 -'81 and 1984-'89. [4]


  1. ^ http://www.engr.wisc.edu/ece/faculty/smith_james.html
  2. ^ http://www.computer.org/portal/web/awards/eckert
  3. ^ "2017 Distinguished Achievement Award". Department of Computer Science, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Retrieved 19 July 2018.
  4. ^ http://www.computer.org/portal/web/awards/eckert-james-smith