Prof. David Patterson

/ UC Berkeley

David Patterson is a Berkeley CS professor emeritus, a Google distinguished engineer, and the RISC-V Foundation Vice-Chair. His Reduced Instruction Set Computer (RISC), Redundant Array of Inexpensive Disks (RAID), and Network of Workstation projects helped lead to multibillion-dollar industries. This work led to 40 awards for research, teaching, and service plus many papers and seven books. The best known book is Computer Architecture: A Quantitative Approach. In 2018 he and John Hennessy shared the ACM A.M Turing Award.