Elliott I. Organick served fifteen years at the University of Utah, tirelessly helping shape the Department’s academic and research programs. In addition, he brought recognition and honor to the Department through his prolific writing, his unstinting professional service, and the warmth of his humanity.
Upon his passing in 1985 many of his friends, colleagues and former students established a permanent memorial, the Elliott I. Organick Endowment. This endowment enhances the Computer Science environment in Utah through a pair of lectures which are the highlight public events of each academic year.
2014 – Ed Lazowska, University of Washington
2013 – Peter Neumann, SRI International
2012 – David E. Shaw, D.E. Shaw Research
2010 – Sebastian Thrun, Stanford University
2009 – Ed Catmull, Ph.D., President Walt Disney and Pixar Animation Studios
2008 – Fran Allen, IBM T.J. Watson Research Laboratory
2007 – Jeannette Wing, Carnegie Mellon University
2006 – Alan Kay, Viewpoints Research Institute, Inc.
2005 – Vinton Cerf, Technology Strategy, MCI Inc.
2004 – Jim Gray, Microsoft Research
2003 – David Patterson, UC Berkeley
2002 – David Gelernter, Yale University
2001 – Bill Joy, Sun Microsystems, Inc.
2000 – Takeo Kanade, Carnegie Mellon University
1999 – Guy L. Steele, Jr., Sun Microsystems, Inc.
1998 – Richard M. Karp, University of Washington
1997 – Raj Reddy, Carnegie Mellon University
1996 – John Hennessy, Stanford University
1995 – Robert E. Kahn, Corporation for National Research Initiatives
1994 – Butler W. Lampson, Digital Equipment Corporation
1993 – Ivan Sutherland, Sun Microsystems, Inc.
1992 – Dana S. Scott, Carnegie Mellon University
1991 – Carver A. Mead, California Institute of Technology
1990 – Donald E. Knuth, Stanford University
1989 – C.A.R. Hoare, Oxford University
1988 – John E. Hopcroft, Cornell University
1987 – Kristen Nygaard, University of Oslo, Norway
For more information on the series please contact firstname.lastname@example.org