Carnegie Mellon University

Dan Siewiorek

Dr. Dan Siewiorek

Buhl University Professor, Human-Computer Interaction Institute

5000 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213


Professor Daniel P. Siewiorek is the Buhl University Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering and Computer Science at Carnegie Mellon University.  He has designed or been involved with the design of nine multiprocessor systems and has been a key contributor to the dependability design of over two dozen commercial computing systems.  Dr. Siewiorek leads an interdisciplinary team that has designed and constructed over 20 mobile computing systems. He has written nine textbooks in addition to over 500 papers. He has advised or co-advised over 60 PhD students and been involved with seven startup companies. He is former Director of the Quality of Life Technology NSF Engineering Research Center and previously served as Director of the Engineering Design Research Center and co-founder of it's successor organization, the Institute for Complex Engineered Systems. In addition he has served as Department Head of the Human Computer Interaction Institute, Chairman of the IEEE Technical Committee on Fault-Tolerant Computing and as founding Chairman of the IEEE Technical Committee on Wearable Information Systems.  He has been the recipient of the AAEE Terman Award, the IEEE/ACM Eckert-Mauchly Award, the ACM SIGMOBILE Outstanding Contributions Award, and the IEEE Computer Society Taylor L. Booth Education Award. He is a Fellow of IEEE, ACM, and AAAS and is a member of the National Academy of Engineering. 

Professor Siewiorek received the B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Michigan, and the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical Engineering (minor in Computer Science) from Stanford University.