January 21, 2001
The IEEE has selected ECE department head Pradeep Khosla to receive the 2001 W. Wallace McDowell Award. Khosla was cited "for significant contributions to the design of reconfigurable real-time software systems, and for significant contributions to undergraduate and graduate education in electrical and computer engineering and robotics."
The highest technical honor given by the Computer Society, the McDowell Award recognizes outstanding recent theoretical, design, educational, practical, or other similar innovative contributions.
Since its inception in 1966, many scientists who have had a large impact on computing have received this award, including Seymour Cray, C. Gordon Bell, Grace Hopper, Gordon Moore and Donald Knuth.