Ed Lazowska is a Professor, and the Bill & Melinda Gates Chair emeritus, in the Paul G. Allen School of Computer Science & Engineering at the University of Washington.
Lazowska’s research and teaching concern the design, implementation, and analysis of computing and communication systems, and, more recently, the techniques and technologies of data-intensive discovery. He also has been active on public policy issues, ranging from STEM education to Federal strategies for research and innovation. From 2008-17 he served as the Founding Director of the University of Washington eScience Institute, where he continues as a Senior Data Science Fellow.
Lazowska is a Member and Councillor of the National Academy of Engineering and a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts & Sciences. He serves as a board member or technical advisor for a number of high-tech companies, venture firms, and technology-oriented civic organizations. A long-time advocate for increasing participation in the field, he serves on the Executive Advisory Council of the National Center for Women & Information Technology and on the National Academies Committee on Women in Science, Engineering, and Medicine; he served on the study committee that authored the Academies’ 2018 report on the impacts of sexual harassment in academia.