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Hank M. Levy

Henry M. Levy
Professor and Wissner-Slivka Chair, Paul G. Allen School of Computer Science and Engineering, University of Washington
Distinguished Engineer, Google 

Hank is Professor and Wissner-Slivka Chair in Computer Science & Engineering at the University of Washington, and Distinguished Engineer at Google. He led UW CSE for 14 years through a period of major growth, from 2006 through 2019, first as Chair of the Department and then as the first Director of the Paul G. Allen School at its creation in 2017. Hank's research projects concern operating systems, distributed systems, security, the world-wide web, and computer architecture. The author of two books and more than 100 papers on computer systems design, his publications have earned nearly 20 best-paper awards and "test of time/influential paper" awards in operating systems and computer architecture. Hank has supervised 27 Ph.D. students, many of whom now hold academic appointments or positions in major industrial research labs.

Hank is a Member of the National Academy of Engineering (NAE), a Fellow of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), a Fellow of the Institute for Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), and recipient of a Fulbright Research Scholar Award. He is former chair of ACM SIGOPS (the Special Interest Group on Operating Systems), and former program chair of the ACM Symposium on Operating Systems Principles (SOSP), The USENIX Conference on Operating Systems Design and Implementation (OSDI), and the ACM Conference on Architectural Support for Programming Languages and Operating Systems (ASPLOS).

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