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Lizy John Receives Joe J. King Professional Engineering Achievement Award

Lizy John

Lizy John, professor in Texas ECE, has been selected to receive the 2023 Joe J. King Professional Engineering Achievement Award from the Cockrell School of Engineering. 

The objective of the award is to recognize a faculty member who has made significant contributions in furthering the profession of engineering. In the words of Mr. King: "My feeling is that the recognition should encourage faculty members to demonstrate capabilities in broadly advancing the professional practice of engineering." Thus, of primary importance is that the work of the recipient has brought credit to the profession of engineering.

Mr. King's education in engineering, his years of practice as an engineer, and the rewards he received in his practice left him with an increasingly deep respect for the profession. This respect, along with his love for his alma mater, led him to establish the award.

Dr. Lizy Kurian John holds the Truchard Foundation Chair in Engineering in the Chandra Family Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin.

Professor John's research has been supported by the National Science Foundation, Semiconductor Research Consortium (SRC), DARPA, Lockheed Martin, AMD, Oracle, Huawei, IBM, Intel, Motorola, Freescale, Dell, Samsung, Texas Instruments, etc.. She is recipient of NSF CAREER award (1996), UT Austin Engineering Foundation Faculty Award (2001), Halliburton, Brown and Root Engineering Foundation Young Faculty Award (1999), University of Texas Alumni Association Teaching Award (2004), The Pennsylvania State University Outstanding Engineering Alumnus (2011) etc.

Professor John holds 15 U. S. patents and has published 16 book chapters, approximately 300 journal and conference and workshop papers. She has coauthored books on Digital Systems Design using VHDL (Cengage Publishers 2007, 2017), Digital Systems Design using Verilog (Cengage Publishers, 2014) and has edited a book on Computer Performance Evaluation and Benchmarking (CRC Press). She has also edited three books on workload characterization.

Professor John is the Editor-in-Chief (EIC) of IEEE MICRO and has served in the editorial boards of IEEE Transactions on Computers, ACM Transactions on Architecture and Code Optimizations (TACO), IEEE Computer Architecture Letters, IEEE Transactions on Sustainable Computing, and IEEE Transactions on VLSI. She is a member of IEEE, IEEE Computer Society, ACM, and ACM SIGARCH.

John was named a Fellow of IEEE in 2009, a Fellow of the National Academy of Inventors in 2020, and a Fellow of the Association for Computing Machinery  (Class of 2020).