Prof. Charles Leiserson receives major teaching award from IEEE

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Prof. Charles Leiserson receives major teaching award from IEEE

CSAIL Principal Investigator Charles Leiserson has been honored with a major teaching award from the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE).

Leiserson, a professor of computer science and engineering and the Margaret MacVicar Faculty Fellow, was selected to received the 2014 IEEE Computer Society Taylor L. Booth Education Award, which IEEE Computer Society President Dejan Milojicic said is given to individuals who "have an outstanding record in computer science and engineering education." 

Leiserson has written a best-selling algorithms textbook, and has developed multiple courses on algorithms and parallel programming. He is a member of CSAIL's Theory of Computation Group (TOC), and head of its Supertech Research Group. He is an ACM Fellow and a senior member of both IEEE and SIAM.