Dear alumni and friends,

The summer is finally under way and things are calmer. We are enjoying the nice weather in Madison, and I just enjoyed my last week as department chair. Starting this week we welcome a new department chair, Remzi Arpaci-Dusseau, and you will be hearing from him over the next few years. In my last message I had mentioned that we were busy interviewing faculty candidates. I am pleased to report that five of them have accepted our offer and will be joining us over the next couple of years. This fall we will also have the largest incoming class of graduate students in recent years, along with an ever increasing number of undergraduate students. Other changes are on the horizon, and this is a very exciting time for computer sciences at UW-Madison. Stay tuned.

Warm regards, Guri Sohi , (former) Computer Sciences Chair
New faculty member profile: Welcome, Christos Tzamos!
We are excited to introduce to you Christos Tzamos, the fourth new faculty member for the 2018-19 academic year.

Mark Hill recognized with Eckert-Mauchly Award
ACM , the Association for Computing Machinery, and  IEEE  Computer Society have announced that Mark D. Hill is the recipient of the 2019 Eckert-Mauchly Award. Widely regarded as the leading memory systems researcher in the world today, Hill made seminal contributions to the fields of cache memories, memory consistency models, transactional memory, and simulation.  

Mary Vernon awarded prestigious ACM SIGMETRICS Achievement Award
ACM SIGMETRICS announced the selection of Prof. Mary Vernon as the recipient of the 2019 ACM SIGMETRICS Achievement Award in recognition of her fundamental contributions to analytic performance modeling techniques and to analytic design of a wide range of impactful computer and communication system architectures.

Sister Mary Kenneth Keller: First CS PhD in the US
Did you know that the first computer science PhD awarded in the US was at UW-Madison? And the first recipient was a woman?

New alumni group: Seattle Area Badger Entrepreneurs
If you live in the Seattle area, check out this new alumni group. Formed this spring, Seattle, they plan to have three events per year. To find out more and join the group, visit their page on the CS website. 

Congratulations to all CS graduates!
Congratulations to our most recent graduates! Now that you're alumni, you have many opportunities to stay in touch with us an each other: alumni clubs, social media groups, and through the Wisconsin Alumni Association.

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