Wen-mei Hwu

Updated: 09/15/2017 by Computer Hope
Wen-mei Hwu

Name: 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.

Significant publications

  • 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.