David Patterson is the Pardee Professor of Computer Science and the Director of the RAD Lab at the University of California at Berkeley. Past chair of the Computer Science Department and the Computing Research Association, he was elected President of Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) and served on the Information Technology Advisory Committee for the U.S. President.
He is one of the pioneers of both reduced instruction set computers (RISC) and redundant arrays of inexpensive disks (RAID) and is co-author of two popular textbooks on computer architecture. He has won several awards for research, teaching, and service, including the 2004 C&C Prize. He was also elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the National Academy of Engineering, the National Academy of Sciences, and the Silicon Valley Engineering Hall of Fame.
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