Dan Siewiorek-Quality of Life Technology Center - Carnegie Mellon University

Dan Siewiorek

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Human-Computer Interaction Institute
Carnegie Mellon University
Newell-Simon Hall 4515
412-268-2570
dps @ cs.cmu.edu

Professor Daniel P. Siewiorek is the Buhl University Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering and Computer Science at Carnegie Mellon University.  He has designed or been involved with the design of nine multiprocessor systems and has been a key contributor to the dependability design of over two dozen commercial computing systems.  Dr. Siewiorek leads an interdisciplinary team that has designed and constructed over 20 generations of mobile computing systems. Dr. Siewiorek has written nine textbooks in the areas of parallel processing, computer architecture, reliable computing, and design automation in addition to over 475 papers. Dr. Siewiorek has served as Associate Editor of the Computer System Department of the Communications of the Association for Computing Machinery, as Chairman of the IEEE Technical Committee on Fault-Tolerant Computing and as founding Chairman of the IEEE Technical Committee on Wearable Information Systems.  He is a thrust director for the Quality of Life Technology NSF Engineering Research Center. He is also a thrust leader in the Future of Work Center and the Smart Grid Center. His previous positions included Director of the Human Computer Interaction Institute, Director of the Engineering Design Research Center and co-founder of it's successor organization, the Institute for Complex Engineered Systems, where he served as Associate Director. He has been the recipient of the American Association of Engineering Education Frederick Emmons Terman Award,  the IEEE/ACM Eckert-Mauchly Award, and the ACM SIGMOBILE Outstanding Contributions Award. He is a Fellow of IEEE, ACM, and AAAS and is a member of the National Academy of Engineering.

Professor Siewiorek received the B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, in 1968, and the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical Engineering (minor in Computer Science) from Stanford University, in 1969 and 1972, respectively.

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"My wife and I, having watched four elderly parents struggle to maintain independent living and subsequently going through a year long decline in assisted living and nursing homes, where moved by their spirit and their fight to retain their dignity. We also felt extremely limited in our ability to help them in their struggle. I am enthusiastic about participating in Quality of Life Technology research and the opportunity it provides to give back to society and help our aging population retain the dignity they deserve."