David Patterson

Updated: 09/15/2017 by Computer Hope
David Patterson

Name: David Andrew Patterson

Born: November 16, 1947

Computer-related contributions

  • American computer pioneer and academic known for his many contributions to RISC processor design, having coined the term RISC, and by leading the Berkeley RISC project.
  • Noted for his research on RAID disks.
  • Held the position of Professor of Computer Science at the University of California, Berkeley since 1977.

Significant publications

  • Computer Architecture: A Quantitative Approach.
  • Computer Organization and Design: the Hardware/Software Interface.

Honors and awards

  • ACM Distinguished Service Award (2008).
  • ACM-IEEE Eckert-Mauchly Award (2008).
  • Elected president of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) for 2004–06.