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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.

1998Dr. Merrell Patrick

1998 Dr. Merrell Patrick Awardee Chief Science and Technology Officer for the Directorate for Computer and Information Science Engineering (CISE), NSF

Previously, he served as acting executive officer for CISE, as High-Performance Computing and Communications (HPCC) coordinator, and as program director for New Technologies. At NSF, he also helped draft the National Science and Technology Council Committee on Information and Communications Strategic Plan for Federal Information and Communications Research and Development. At the Department of Energy, Dr. Patrick supervised the Academic Strategic Alliance Program of the Accelerated Strategic Computing Initiative (ASCI).

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