Susan L. Graham

Susan L. Graham
Susan L Graham 2012.jpg
Graham in 2012
Born (1942-09-16) September 16, 1942 (age 78)
Citizenship American
Alma mater A.B. Harvard
M.S., Ph.D. Stanford
Scientific career
Fields Computer science
Institutions University of California, Berkeley
Thesis Precedence Languages and Bounded Right Context Languages (1971)
Doctoral advisor David Gries
Other academic advisors Niklaus Wirth
Doctoral students David F. Bacon
M. Kirk McKusick
Mark N. Wegman

Susan Lois Graham (born September 16, 1942) is an American computer scientist. Graham is the Pehong Chen Distinguished Professor in the Computer Science Division of the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences at the University of California, Berkeley.[1]

Education and professional career

Born in Cleveland, Graham received her A.B. in mathematics from Harvard in 1964.[2] She did her graduate work in computer science at Stanford, receiving her M.S. in 1966 and her Ph.D. in 1971 under the supervision of David Gries.[3] In 1971 she joined the faculty of the University of California, Berkeley, rising from assistant professor (1971–1976), through associate professor (1976–1981) to full professor from 1981 onwards.

Graham's research projects include:

Graham has published dozens of research articles and has lectured and published extensively on subjects in computer languages, compilers and programming environments.

She is a member of the United States President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology. Among other activities, she chaired the Panel on Open Source Software for High End Computing.[6]

Graham has long been involved with Harvard, culminating with her joining the Harvard Corporation in 2011.[7]

Honors and awards

In 1994 she was inducted as a Fellow of the Association for Computing Machinery.[8] She is also a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE).[9] She is a member of the National Academy of Engineering.

In 2004, her paper on Gprof appeared on the list of the 50 most influential PLDI papers of all time as one of four papers of 1982 year.[10]

In 2009, she was awarded the IEEE John von Neumann Medal for "contributions to programming language design and implementation and for exemplary service to the discipline of computer science".

On Sept. 29, 2011 it was announced[11][12] that she had been chosen to receive the ACM-IEEE-CS Ken Kennedy Award on November 15, 2011 in Seattle at SC11, the international conference on high-performance computing.

Graham is featured in the Notable Women in Computing cards.[13]

See also


  1. ^ Tiffany K. Wayne (2011). American Women of Science Since 1900. ABC-CLIO. pp. 452–. ISBN 978-1-59884-158-9.
  2. ^ Engineering and Technology History: Susan Graham – Oral History
  3. ^ Susan Lois Graham at the Mathematics Genealogy Project
  4. ^ Boshernitsan, M.; Graham, S.L. (2000). "Designing an XML-based exchange format for Harmonia". Proceedings Seventh Working Conference on Reverse Engineering. pp. 287–289. CiteSeerX doi:10.1109/WCRE.2000.891482. ISBN 978-0-7695-0881-8.
  5. ^ Yelick, Kathy; Semenzato, Luigi; Pike, Geoff; Miyamoto, Carleton; Liblit, Ben; Krishnamurthy, Arvind; Hilfinger, Paul; Graham, Susan; Gay, David; Colella, Phil; Aiken, Alex (1998). "Titanium: a high-performance Java dialect". Concurrency: Practice and Experience. 10 (11–13): 825–836. CiteSeerX doi:10.1002/(SICI)1096-9128(199809/11)10:11/13<825::AID-CPE383>3.0.CO;2-H. ISSN 1040-3108.
  6. ^ Report to the President: Developing Open Source Software to Advance High End Computing
  7. ^ Three to join Harvard Corporation, Harvard Gazette, May 25, 2011.
  8. ^ "ACM Fellows – G". Association for Computing Machinery. Archived from the original on 2007-04-04. Retrieved 2007-04-27.
  9. ^ 2012 Newly Elevated Fellows, IEEE, accessed 2011-12-10.
  10. ^ 20 Years of PLDI (1979–1999): A Selection, Kathryn S. McKinley, Editor
  11. ^ ACM press release:
  12. ^ ACM Bulletin: MemberNet
  13. ^ "Notable Women in Computing".

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