Photograph of Ed Lazowska

  Ed Lazowska
   Bill & Melinda Gates Chair in Computer Science & Engineering
   Director, University of Washington eScience Institute
   Chair, Computing Community Consortium


Remembering friends

  • John Gannon - undergraduate, graduate, and professional friend and colleague - June 12 1999
  • Bob Wallace - friend since high school, employee #9 at Microsoft, inventor of shareware - September 20 2002
  • Jill Bennett - friend since 1985, helped build UW CSE through ties with DEC - July 14 2004
  • Ken Sevcik - graduate advisor, mentor, friend, and wonderful human being - October 4 2005
  • Jerre Noe - first Chair, and cultural direction-setter, of UW Computer Science & Engineering - November 12 2005
  • Denice Denton - UW Dean of Engineering, 1996-2005; a strong voice for social justice, diversity, and excellence - June 24 2006
  • Richard Newton - visionary Dean of Engineering at Berkeley and fellow member of the Microsoft Research TAB - January 2 2007
  • Jim Gray - using computer science to make scientists more productive - missing January 28 2007
  • Ken Kennedy - leading figure in high-performance computing, and good friend for more than 25 years - February 7 2007
  • Randy Pausch - fellow Brown alumnus and member of DARPA ISAT; HCI visionary - July 25 2008
  • David Waltz - AI pioneer and long-time colleague on the Computing Research Association and the Computing Community Consortium - March 22 2012
  • James Jay Horning - University of Toronto (my thesis committee), Xerox PARC, DEC SRC (my first sabbatical), InterTrust, McAfee Research - January 18 2013
  • Charles M. Strauss - my first computer science instructor at Brown, the person for whom I first TA'd, and a really funny guy - February 10 2013
  • David Notkin - my colleague and friend for nearly 30 years at the University of Washington - April 22 2013