Carnegie Mellon

Daniel P. Siewiorek
Director, Human Computer Interaction Institute
Buhl University Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering and Computer Science
Carnegie Mellon University

Professor Daniel P. Siewiorek is the Buhl University Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering and Computer Science at Carnegie Mellon University, where he helped to initiate and guide the Cm* project that culminated in an operational 50-processor multiprocessor system. He has designed or been involved with the design of nine multiprocessor systems and has been a key contributor to the dependability design of over two dozen commercial computing systems. Dr. Siewiorek leads an interdisciplinary team that has designed and constructed over 20 generations of mobile computing systems. He has served as a consultant to several commercial and government organizations, while serving on six technology advisory committees. Dr. Siewiorek has also written eight textbooks in the areas of parallel processing, computer architecture, reliable computing, and design automation in addition to over 475 papers. Elected an IEEE Fellow in 1981, for contributions to the design of modular computing systems, he was awarded the Frederick Emmons Terman Award by the American Society for Engineering Education in 1983 for outstanding young electrical engineering educator and received the IEEE Computer Society and Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) Eckert-Mauchly Award in 1988 for his outstanding contributions in parallel computer architecture, reliability, and computer architecture education. He is a member of the 1994 inaugural class of ACM Fellows and elected to the 2000 class of the National Academy of Engineering. He was named fellow of the Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) in 2005 and was recognized by ACM SIGMOBILE with the 2006 Outstanding Contributions Award for pioneering and fundamental contributions to wearable and context-aware computing. He also received the University of Michigan 2006 Computer Science and Engineering, College of Engineering Alumni Society Merit Award. Dr. Siewiorek has served as Associate Editor of the Computer System Department of the Communications of the Association for Computing Machinery, as Chairman of the IEEE Technical Committee on Fault-Tolerant Computing and as founding Chairman of the IEEE Technical Committee on Wearable Information Systems. Currently Director of the Human Computer Interaction Institute, he was previously Director of the Engineering Design Research Center and co-founder of it's successor organization, the Institute for Complex Engineered Systems, where he served as Associate Director. He is a member of IEEE, ACM, Tau Beta Pi, Eta Kappa Nu, and Sigma Xi.

Professor Siewiorek received the B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, in 1968, and the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical Engineering (minor in Computer Science) from Stanford University, in 1969 and 1972, respectively.


Reliable Computing, Multiprocessors, Design Automation, User-Centered Design
Mobile and Wearable Computing, Context-Aware Computing