Koen De Bosschere awarded with the ACM SIGARCH Alan D. Berenbaum Distinguished Service Award

(05-06-2018) Los Angeles, June 5, 2018 The Alan D. Berenbaum Distinguished Service Award is granted for outstanding service to the computer architecture community.

 Prof. De Bosschere is recognized for structuring and connecting the European research community in computer architecture and compilation.  


In 2008, Koen De Bosschere took over the leadership of the HiPEAC network which is a European-funded research network of computer architects and software tool builders. Under his leadership, the network transformed from a small academic network into the largest such network in Europe, engaging around 2,000 computing experts and organizing major annual events such as the HiPEAC conference and the ACACES summer school. Prof. De Bosschere strongly believes in the power of networking and collaboration and in the importance of investing in young talent. He has also been involved in co-editing the biennial HiPEAC Vision, the project’s roadmap document, since its inception in 2008, which has become one of the key strategic documents steering the European research agenda in computing systems. 


In response to the news of this award, Koen De Bosschere comments: “Leading the HiPEAC community, contributing to the HiPEAC Vision and observing the its impact has always been a very rewarding experience for me. I feel very honoured to receive the Alan D. Berenbaum Distinguished Service Award and I would like to dedicate it to all our members and the staff, without whom there would be no HiPEAC.” 

“I would also like to thank the European Commission for the uninterrupted support to our community for more than a decade,” he adds. 


Prof. De Bosschere was nominated by prof. Lieven Eeckhout:”I’m so proud that the Distinguished Service Award got granted to Koen, my former PhD advisor and life-time mentor. Koen really brought the systems community together in Europe, creating critical mass and putting systems research on the map in Europe. This has had massive impact at the political level with significantly increased funding for systems research in Europe. Koen’s very generous and effective service work has had tremendous impact on many students and researchers in Europe and beyond.”


The ACM SIGARCH Alan D. Berenbaum Distinguished Service Award is presented annually at the International Symposium on Computer Architecture (ISCA) This year Koen De Bosschere accepted the award at ISCA 2018 in Los Angeles. He is the first European to receive this award.