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Audrey LeGrande
Assistant Director of Alumni
and Student Relations
1072 ECE Building
306 N. Wright Street
Urbana, IL 61801
Phone: (217) 300-1783


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Alumni Awards

Distinguished Alumni Award (2003)

In recognition for his leadership in the electric power industry, his community
involvement, and service to the University of Illinois.

Edward S. Davidson

Edward S. Davidson (PhD ’68)

A professor emeritus at the University of Michigan, Davidson was honored for his contributions to the design of high-performance computers and the establishment of computer engineering as an academic discipline. His research interests included computer architecture, parallel and pipeline processing, performance modeling, intelligent caches, supercomputing, and application code assessment and tuning. With his graduate students, he developed the reservation table approach to optimum design and cyclic scheduling of pipelines, designed and implemented an eight-microprocessor SMP system in 1976, and developed a variety of systematic methods for computer performance evaluation and enhancement.