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Peter James Denning

Chair
Computer Science
Graduate School of Operational and Information Sciences

Phone: (831) 656-3603
NPS Experience
  • 2007 - current: Distinguished Professor
  • 2002 - 2007: Professor
Other Experience
  • 1991 - 2002 George Mason University
  • 1983 - 1991 NASA Ames Research Center (RIACS)
  • 1972 - 1983 Purdue University
  • 1968 - 1972 Princeton University
Research Interests
Innovation process and practice
Data Science
Foundational practices of innovation
Great principles of computing
STEM education
Teaching Interests
Great principles of computing
Innovation leadership
Technology and transformation
Operating systems
Performance modeling and evaluation

Awards

  • 2017 - List of 28 Awards: http://denninginstitute.com/pjd/pjdawards.html, Various
  • 2009 - Postel Award, Internet Society (ISOC)
  • 2009 - Lifetime Achievement Award, ACM SIGCSE
  • 2007 - Distinguished Education Fellow, NSF
  • 2005 - Hall of Fame, ACM SIGOPS
  • 2003 - Teaching Excellence Award, Commonwealth of Virginia
  • 2002 - Best Teacher Award, George Mason University School of Information Technology and Engineering
  • 2002 - Honorary Doctor of Science, Pace University
  • 2002 - Teaching Excellence Award, George Mason University
  • 1999 - Outstanding Educator Award, ACM SIGCSE
  • 1999 - Outstanding Contribution Award, ACM
  • 1996 - Karlstrom Outstanding Educator Award, ACM
  • 1996 - Quality Customer Service, George Mason University
  • 1993 - Fellow (inaugural), ACM
  • 1992 - Centennial Engineering Award, Manhattan College
  • 1989 - Distinguished Service Award, ACM
  • 1989 - Distinguished Service Award, CRA
  • 1985 - Honorary Doctor of Science, Manhattan College
  • 1984 - Honorary Doctor of Laws, Concordia University
  • 1984 - Fellow, AAAS
  • 1982 - Fellow, IEEE
  • 1972 - Best Paper of Conference, AFIPS
  • 1971 - Outstanding Faculty Member Award, Princeton University
  • 1968 - Best Systems Paper, ACM
  • 1959 - Grand Award, Southern Connecticut Science Fair

Boards, Memberships, & Certifications

Professional Memberships
  • Sigma Xi
  • Charles Babbage Foundation
  • Computer Society of IEEE
  • Fellow, Association for Computing Machinery
  • American Society for Engineering Education
  • Fellow, Institute for Electrical and Electronic Engineers
  • Fellow, American Association for Advancement of Science
  • 1964 Tau Beta Pi