Blelloch Named University Professor

Thursday, May 2, 2024

Portrait of Guy Blelloch.
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Guy Blelloch has been elevated to the rank of University Professor, the highest distinction a faculty member can receive at CMU.

Guy Blelloch has been elevated to the rank of University Professor, the highest distinction a faculty member can receive at Carnegie Mellon University.

University Professors are distinguished by international recognition and for their contributions to education, arts and research. They have made exceptional achievements beyond their department and college and embody the highest standards of the university.

Guy Blelloch is the U.A. and Helen Whitaker Professor of Computer Science in the Computer Science Department in the School of Computer Science (SCS). His main research focuses on the interaction between algorithms and languages, mostly in the context of parallel computing, through both theoretical and experimental work. His research centers around questions of how to model costs for high-level programming constructs, how to design systems so these costs have meaning, and how to make use of these features in effective algorithm design.

Blelloch has received the Symposium on Parallelism in Algorithms and Architectures Parallel Computing Award, the Allen Newell Award for Research Excellence, and the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Charles Babbage Award. He is a fellow of the Association for Computing Machinery and chaired the building committee for the Gates Center for Computer Science and Hillman Center for Future-Generation Technologies. From 2016 to 2020, he was associate dean of undergraduate programs for SCS. Blelloch received his bachelor's degrees in physics and engineering from Swarthmore College and his Ph.D. in computer science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

"I am delighted to congratulate this esteemed group of individuals on being selected by their peers as University Professors," said Provost and Chief Academic Officer James H. Garrett Jr. "These five individuals have made impactful contributions to education and research, as well as to the community as a whole. It is a pleasure to recognize them with this distinction."

Gary Fedder, Robert Kass, Anthony Rollett and Elias Towe were also named University Professors.

For More Information

Aaron Aupperlee | 412-268-9068 | aaupperlee@cmu.edu