Mendel Rosenblum

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Mendel Rosenblum
Rosenblum at VMworld Europe 2008
Alma materUniversity of California, Berkeley
University of Virginia
SpouseDiane Greene

Mendel Rosenblum (born 1962) is a professor of Computer Science at Stanford University and co-founder of VMware.

Early life[edit]

Mendel Rosenblum was born in 1962.[citation needed] He attended the University of Virginia, where he received a degree in mathematics. While at UVA, he was a member of Phi Sigma Kappa.

He graduated with a Ph.D. in computer science from the University of California, Berkeley,[1] where he met his future wife and co-founder of VMware, Diane Greene.


Rosenblum is a professor of computer science at Stanford University.[2] His research group developed SimOS.[3]

Rosenblum is a co-founder of VMware.[4] He served as its chief scientist until his resignation on September 10, 2008, shortly after his wife Diane Greene stepped down as the company's CEO.[4]

Since 2008, Rosenblum is a Fellow of the Association for Computing Machinery[5] "for contributions to reinventing virtual machines",[6] and had previously received the ACM SIGOPS Mark Weiser Award (2002).[7]

In 2009, he was elected as a member into the National Academy of Engineering for fundamental contributions to computer operating systems and virtual machines.


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  2. ^ "Stanford School of Engineering - Personnel Profile". 1969-12-31. Archived from the original on 2005-03-17. Retrieved 2011-12-16.
  3. ^ "VMware Leadership". Retrieved 2011-12-16.
  4. ^ a b "VMware loses Mendel Rosenblum, co-founder and husband of fired CEO Diane Greene". 2008-09-10. Archived from the original on 2011-06-13. Retrieved 2011-12-16.
  5. ^ "ACM Fellows". Archived from the original on 2012-01-21. Retrieved 2011-12-16.
  6. ^ "ACM: Fellows Award / Mendel Rosenblum". Retrieved 2011-12-16.
  7. ^ "Mark Weiser Award". SIGOPS. Retrieved 2011-12-16.