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archiveDistinguished Service Award

CRA makes an award, usually annually, to a person who has made an outstanding service contribution to the computing research community. This award recognizes service in the areas of government affairs, professional societies, publications or conferences, and leadership that has a major impact on computing research.

1995Randy Katz

1995 Randy Katz Awardee Professor of computer science at the University of California at Berkeley, Chair of the MICRO (Microelectronics and Computing Research Opportunities) Program Executive Committee for the State of California.

Katz was program manager and deputy director in ARPA’s Computing Systems Technology Office from January 1993 to December 1994. He participated in Vice President Gore’s National Performance Review and the Defense Department’s Technology Reinvestment Project.
As co-chair of the White House Information Technology Task Force, he was responsible for putting the White House on the Internet and establishing the .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) E-mail address.

He played a major role in developing ARPA’s HPCC Implementation Plan, co-chaired the HPCC Information Infrastructure Technology and Applications Working Group and edited the IITA report that defined the research activities and opportunities in the HPCC arena. He was a key player in the effort to develop a comprehensive strategic plan for the National Science and Technology Council’s Committee on Information and Communications (CIC) and was instrumental in crafting major portions of the plan.

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