UW, Microsoft Get 2 Members of NAE

2/8/11Follow @xconomy

Microsoft Research and the University of Washington each have new members who have been elected to the National Academy of Engineering. Susan Dumais, who works on interfaces for improved information retrieval at Microsoft, was elected along with Hank Levy, the chairman of UW’s Computer Science and Engineering department. Levy, who has written two books and more than 100 papers on computer systems design, is a technical advisor to Madrona Venture Group, and is a co-founder of Seattle-based Skytap. Dumais and Levy were among nine new members of the academy chosen this year for achievements in computer science, out of a total class of 68 new members.