Ed Lazowska is a professor, and the Bill & Melinda Gates Chair emeritus, in the Paul G. Allen School of Computer Science & Engineering at the University of Washington. His research and teaching concerns the design, implementation, and analysis of computing and communication systems, and, more recently, the techniques and technologies of data-intensive discovery. He also has been active on public policy issues, ranging from STEM education to federal strategies for research and innovation.
Lazowska is a Member and Councillor of the National Academy of Engineering and a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts & Sciences. He serves as a board member or technical advisor for a number of high-tech companies, venture firms, and technology-oriented civic organizations. A long-time advocate for increasing participation in the field, he serves on the Executive Advisory Council of the National Center for Women & Information Technology and on the National Academies Committee on Women in Science, Engineering, and Medicine; he served on the study committee that authored the Academies’ 2018 report on the impact of sexual harassment in academia.