Susan L. Graham
|Susan L. Graham|
|Born||16 September 1942|
|Institutions||University of California, Berkeley|
|Alma mater||A.B. Harvard
M.S., Ph.D. Stanford
|Thesis||Precedence Languages and Bounded Right Context Languages (1971)|
|Doctoral advisor||David Gries|
|Other academic advisors||Niklaus Wirth|
|Doctoral students||David F. Bacon
M. Kirk McKusick
Mark N. Wegman
|Notable awards||ACM Fellow
ACM Ken Kennedy Award
IEEE von Neumann Medal
Fellow of the AAAS
Susan Lois Graham is an American computer scientist. Graham is the Pehong Chen Distinguished Professor in the Computer Science Division of the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences at the University of California, Berkeley.
Education and Professional Career
Born in Cleveland, Graham received her A.B. in mathematics from Harvard in 1964. She did her graduate work in computer science at Stanford, receiving her M.S. in 1966 and her Ph.D. in 1971 under the supervision of David Gries. In 1971 she joined the faculty of the University of California, Berkeley, rising from assistant professor (1971–1976), through associate professor (1976–1981) to full professor from 1981 onwards.
Graham's research projects include:
- Harmonia - A language-based framework for interactive software development.
- Titanium - A Java-based parallel programming language, compiler, and runtime system.
Graham has published dozens of research articles in industry publications dating back to 1968, including the Journal of the ACM, and has lectured and published extensively on subjects in computer languages, compilers and programming environments.
She is a member of the United States President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology. Among other activities, she chaired the Panel on Open Source Software for High End Computing.
Honors and Awards
In 1994 she was inducted as a Fellow of the Association for Computing Machinery. She is also a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and the IEEE. She is a member of the National Academy of Engineering.
In 2009, she was awarded the IEEE John von Neumann Medal for "contributions to programming language design and implementation and for exemplary service to the discipline of computer science".
On Sept. 29, 2011 it was announced  that she had been chosen to receive the ACM-IEEE-CS Ken Kennedy Award on November 15  in Seattle at SC11, the international conference on high-performance computing.
- Tiffany K. Wayne (2011). American Women of Science Since 1900. ABC-CLIO. pp. 452–. ISBN 978-1-59884-158-9.
- Engineering and Technology History: Susan Graham - Oral History
- Susan L. Graham at the Mathematics Genealogy Project
- Boshernitsan, M.; Graham, S.L. (2000). "Designing an XML-based exchange format for Harmonia": 287–289. doi:10.1109/WCRE.2000.891482.
- Yelick, Kathy; Semenzato, Luigi; Pike, Geoff; Miyamoto, Carleton; Liblit, Ben; Krishnamurthy, Arvind; Hilfinger, Paul; Graham, Susan; Gay, David; Colella, Phil; Aiken, Alex (1998). "Titanium: a high-performance Java dialect". Concurrency: Practice and Experience. 10 (11-13): 825–836. ISSN 1040-3108. doi:10.1002/(SICI)1096-9128(199809/11)10:11/13<825::AID-CPE383>3.0.CO;2-H.
- Report to the President: Developing Open Source Software to Advance High End Computing
- Three to join Harvard Corporation, Harvard Gazette, May 25, 2011.
- "ACM Fellows - G". Association for Computing Machinery. Retrieved 2007-04-27.
- 2012 Newly Elevated Fellows, IEEE, accessed 2011-12-10.
- 20 Years of PLDI (1979–1999): A Selection, Kathryn S. McKinley, Editor
- ACM press release: http://www.acm.org/press-room/news-releases/2011/kennedy-award-2011
- ACM Bulletin: MemberNet