2017 A.M. Turing Award Winner
Vice Chair of the Board of Directors of the RISC-V Foundation
David Andrew Patterson (born November 16, 1947) currently work as Vice Chair of the Board of Directors of the RISC-V Foundation. He is also the Pardee Professor of computer science, Emeritus at UC Berkeley. He is noted for his pioneering contributions to the RISC and RAID. His work has been recognized by about 35 awards for researching, reaching and service, including the institute of Electrical and electronics Engineers (IEEE), the Association Computing Machinery (ACM), National Academy of Sciences, and the Silicon Valley Engineering Hall of Fame.
During 2003-05, he served on the Information Technology Advisory Committee for the U.S. President (PITAC).
For 2004-06, he was elected president of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)
In addition, he was also chair of the CS Division in the EECS department at Berkeley, the ACM Special Interest Group in Computer Architecture and the Computer Research Association.
In 2006, he was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the National Academy of Sciences and received the Distinguished Service Award from the Computing Research Association.
In 2007, he was named a Fellow of the Computer History Museum "for fundamental contributions to engineering education, advances in computer architecture, and the integration of leading-edge research with education."
In 2008, he won the ACM Distinguished Service Award, the ACM-IEEE Eckert-Mauchly Award, and was recognized by the School of Engineering at UCLA for Alumni Achievement in Academia.
On March 21, 2018, he was awarded the 2017 ACM A.M. Turing Award jointly with John L. Hennessy for developing RISC.