Honors & Awards
SIEGFRIED HECKER, professor (research) of management science and engineering and senior fellow at the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies, has been awarded the Los Alamos Medal. It is the most prestigious award given by the institution where Hecker was once director, Los Alamos National Laboratory in New Mexico. Hecker was cited for his expertise in the science of plutonium and for his leadership. After the Cold War, Hecker promoted collaboration with Russian nuclear weapons labs to secure their stockpiles of plutonium and uranium.
ALEXANDER S. AIKEN, PATRICK HANRAHAN, CHARLES H. HOUSE, JOHN C. MITCHELL and MENDEL ROSENBLUM have been made fellows of the Association for Computing Machinery. Aiken, professor of computer science, was cited for contributions to programming language theory and systems; Hanrahan, the Canon USA Professor in the School of Engineering, for rendering theory and systems; House, executive director of the Media X program, for contributions to the association and the computing community; John C. Mitchell, the Mary and Gordon Crary Family Professor in the School of Engineering, for theory of programming language; and Rosenblum, associate professor of computer science and of electrical engineering, for reinventing virtual machines.