Dennis Selected for ACM SIGOPS Hall of Fame

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February 10, 2012

Emeritus professor of computer science, principal investigator at the Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab (CSAIL) and member of the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at MITJack Dennis was selected for and inducted into the Association for Computing Machinery Special Interest Group on Operating Systems (SIGOPS) Hall of Fame. Read more of the article contributed by CSAIL writer Abby Abazorius, Feb. 10, 2012 (below) and on the MIT News office website.


Jack Dennis, Professor Emeritus of Computer Science at the Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab, CSAIL at MITProfessor Emeritus Jack Dennis, a principal investigator at the Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL), has been inducted into the Association for Computing Machinery Special Interest Group on Operating Systems (SIGOPS) Hall of Fame. Dennis was honored along with his co-author and PhD student, Earl C. Van Horn, for the paper "Programming Semantics for Multiprogrammed Computations," published in 1966.

The SIGOPS Hall of Fame Award was instituted in 2005 to recognize the most influential Operating Systems papers that were published at least 10 years in the past.

Dennis led the development of dataflow models of computation and novel principles of computer architecture inspired by dataflow models. He is currently engaged in research on functional programming principles and related principles of computer architecture, and is applying these concepts in the design of a novel advanced multiprocessor chip for general-purpose computing.