Susan L. Graham

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Susan L. Graham (born September 16, 1942) is a 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. Graham's chair was endowed by Pehong Chen, president, chief executive officer and chairman of Broadvision.

Education and Professional Career[edit]

Born in Cleveland, Graham received her A.B. in mathematics from Harvard in 1964. Her M.S. (1966) and Ph.D. (1971) degrees are from Stanford. 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.

Honors and Awards[edit]

In 1994 she was inducted as a Fellow of the Association for Computing Machinery.[1] She is also a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and the IEEE.[2] She is a member of the National Academy of Engineering.

In 2004, her paper on Gprof appeared on the list of the 50 most influential PLDI papers of all time as one of four papers of 1982 year.[3]

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 [4][5] that she had been chosen to receive the ACM-IEEE-CS Ken Kennedy Award on November 15 [2011] in Seattle at SC11, the international conference on high-performance computing.

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