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John Hennessy

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John Hennessy is the James F. and Mary Lynn Gibbons Professor of Computer Science and Electrical Engineering in the Stanford School of Engineering, and the Shriram Family Director of Stanford’s Knight-Hennessy Scholars, the largest fully endowed graduate-level scholarship program in the world. He is chairman of Alphabet and serves as a director for Cisco Systems and as a trustee of the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation. Formerly the tenth president of Stanford, he is also a computer scientist who co-founded MIPS Computer Systems and Atheros Communications. He was co-awarded the ACM A.M. Turing Prize for 2017. John earned his undergraduate degree from Villanova University and his master’s and doctoral degrees in computer science from the Stony Brook University.