Dr. Peter J. Denning

E-mail: pjd@cs.gmu.edu

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Denning is Associate Dean for Computing (at SITE) and Chair of CS since 1991.

He was the founding Director of RIACS at the NASA Ames Research (83-90) a Research Fellow (90-91). He was also Head of CS at Purdue University, where he was a Professor (75-84) and an Associate Professor (72-75).

He was an Assistant Professor at Princeton University (1968-72).

He received the Ph.D. and M.S. degrees in EE from M.I.T. in 1968 and 1965, respectively, and a BEE degree from Manhattan College in 1964. Denning was one of the cofounders of the SNET. He has published over 200 papers and articles since 1967 and several books.

Denning was the President of the ACM (80-82) and served as Editor-in-Chief of the CACM (83-92). He is now Chair of the ACM Publications Board.

Denning holds many awards such as a teaching award from Princeton University (1971), an ACM service award (1974), and two best paper awards. In 1984 he was elected a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS).

In 1984 he received an honorary Doctor of Laws degree from Concordia University. In 1985 he received an honorary Doctor of Science degree from Manhattan College. In 1989 he received the Computing Research Associations' distinguished service award.

In 1990 he received the Distinguished Service Award from ACM. In 1992 he received a centennial engineering award from Manhattan College.