Jeanne Ferrante

Computer Scientist

1949 –


Who is Jeanne Ferrante?

Jeanne Ferrante is a computer scientist active in the field of compiler technology, where she has made important contributions regarding optimization and parallelization. Jeanne Ferrante is Professor of Computer Science and Engineering at UC San Diego. She received her B.A. from New College at Hofstra University in 1969, and her Ph.D. from MIT in 1974. Prior to joining UC San Diego in 1994, she taught at Tufts University from 1974 until 1978, where she worked on computational complexity problems such as the theory of rational order and first order theory of real addition. In 1978, she worked as a research staff at the IBM T.J. Watson Research Center until 1994.

Dr. Ferrante's work has included the development of intermediate representations for optimizing and parallelizing compilers, most notably the Program Dependence Graph and Static Single Assignment form. She is a Fellow of the Association for Computing Machinery and a Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers. Her SSA work was recognized in 2006 by the ACM Programming Language Achievement Award as a "significant and lasting contribution to the field."

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on July 23, 2013


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