News Update :: Tuesday, May 2, 2006

Contracts, Deals, Awards

Berkeley Prof to Join National Academy of Sciences

David Patterson, a professor of computer science at the University of California, Berkeley and president of the Association for Computing Machinery, was elected to the National Academy of Sciences (NAS). Patterson is one of the few computer scientists to achieve the honor, which recognizes sustained achievement in original research.

Patterson is a founding director of a new research center on the Berkeley campus – the Reliable, Adaptive and Distributed Systems Lab (RAD Lab) – which was announced last December to design more dependable computer systems. He also led the design and implementation of RISC I, research that became the foundation of the SPARC architecture used by Sun Microsystems and others. He was also a leader of the Redundant Arrays of Inexpensive Disks (RAID) project, which led to reliable storage systems from many companies. For more information, click here.

Cornell Discounts Online Exec Development to Government

Cornell University is offering discounts to federal, state, and local government employees interested in taking its online professional development programs. The courses, including programs in leadership practices, financial management decision-making, and human resources program development, are being made available through a partnership with the National Technical Information Service. NTIS is the federal government's central source for the sale of scientific, technical, engineering, and business information produced by or for the U.S. government. For more information, click here.

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