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The Computing Fields: National, Regional, UW

Summary: The Computing Fields:
National, Regional, UW
Ed Lazowska
Bill & Melinda Gates Chair in Computer Science & Engineering
University of Washington
June 2011
The Impact
"From smartphones to eBook readers to game consoles to personal
computers; from corporate datacenters to cloud services to scientific
supercomputers; from digital photography and photo editing, to MP3 music
players, to streaming media, to GPS navigation; from robot vacuum cleaners
in the home, to adaptive cruise control in cars and the real-time control
systems in hybrid vehicles, to robot vehicles on and above the battlefield;
from the Internet and the World Wide Web to email, search engines,
eCommerce, and social networks; from medical imaging, to computer-
assisted surgery, to the large-scale data analysis that is enabling evidence-
based healthcare and the new biology; from spreadsheets and word
processing to revolutions in inventory control, supply chain, and logistics;
from the automatic bar-coding of hand-addressed first class mail, to
remarkably effective natural language translation, to rapidly improving


Source: Anderson, Richard - Department of Computer Science and Engineering, University of Washington at Seattle


Collections: Computer Technologies and Information Sciences