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Thomas E. Anderson

Thomas E. Anderson

American computer scientist
Thomas E. Anderson
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Intro American computer scientist
Is Computer scientist
From United States of America
Type Technology Science
Gender male
Birth 21 August 1961, Orlando, Orange County, Florida, U.S.A.
Age 59 years
Star sign Leo
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Thomas E. Anderson (born August 28, 1961) is an American computer scientist noted for his research on distributed computing, networking and operating systems.


Anderson received a B.A. in Philosophy from Harvard University in 1983. He received a M.S. in computer science from University of Washington in 1989 and a Ph.D in computer science from University of Washington in 1991.

He then joined the Department of Computer Science at the University of California, Berkeley as an assistant professor in 1991. While there he was promoted to associate professor in 1996. In 1997, he moved to the University of Washington as an associate professor. In 2001, he was promoted to professor, and in 2009 to the Robert E. Dinning Professor in Computer Science. He currently holds the Warren Francis and Wilma Kolm Bradley Endowed Chair.


His notable awards include:

  • ACM Fellow in 2005
  • IEEE Koji Kobayashi Computers and Communications Award, 2013
  • USENIX Lifetime Achievement Award, 2014
  • National Academy of Engineering, 2016, for “contributions to the design of resilient and efficient distributed computer systems.”

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