Wen-mei Hwu

Updated: 09/15/2017 by Computer Hope

Wen-mei HwuName: Wen-mei Hwu

Born: Unknown

Computer related contributions

  • Professor at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign specializing in computer architecture, compiler design, parallel processing and computer microarchitecture.
  • Co-director of the Intel and Microsoft funded Universal Parallel Computing Research Center (UPCRC).
  • PI for the petascale Blue Waters system.
  • PI for the world's first NVIDIA CUDA Center of Excellence.


  • Programming Massively Parallel Processors (2012)
  • GPU Computing Gems Emerald Edition (2011)
  • High Performance Embedded Architectures and Compilers (2005)
  • Efficient Instruction Sequencing with Inline Target Insertion (1990)

Honors and awards

  • Tau Beta Pi Daniel C. Drucker Eminent Faculty Award (2001)
  • ACM Grace Murray Hopper Award (1999)
  • Served as the chairman of the Computer Engineering Program at Illinois (1997 to 1999)
  • ACM SigArch Maurice Wilkes Award (1998)
  • Eta Kappa Nu Holmes MacDonald Outstanding Teaching Award (1997)
  • Xerox Award for Faculty Research (1994)
  • Received the Eta Kappa Nu Outstanding Young Electrical Engineer Award (1993)
  • Holds the Walter J. Sanders III-Advanced Micro Devices Endowed Chair in Electrical and Computer Engineering in the Coordinated Science Laboratory