Alex Aiken: 2015 The Computer Science 50th Anniversary - In Service to the World


April 28, 2015
Location: McCaw Hall, Arrillaga Alumni Center

Alex Aiken, Alcatel-Lucent Professor, Department Chair, Computer Science


Alex Aiken is the Alcatel-Lucent Professor and current chair of the Computer Science department at Stanford. Alex received his Bachelors degree in Computer Science and Music from Bowling Green State University in 1983 and his Ph.D. from Cornell University in 1988. Alex was a Research Staff Member at the IBM Almaden Research Center (1988-1993) and a Professor in the EECS department at UC Berkeley (1993-2003) before joining the Stanford faculty in 2003. His research interest is in areas related to programming languages. He is an ACM Fellow, a recipient of Phi Beta Kappa's Teaching Award, and a former National Young Investigator.

Alex is married to Jennifer Widom. Jennifer and Alex have a son Tim and a daughter Emily. Here are some photos from the family's travels.