Michael J. Flynn

Michael Flynn is Emeritus Professor of Electrical Engineering at Stanford. Professor Flynn began his engineering career at IBM as a designer of mainframe computers and while there received his PhD from Purdue University in 1961. He became Professor of Electrical Engineering at Stanford in 1975 where he set up the Stanford Architecture and Arithmetic group. Some of his best-known work includes the development of the stream outline of computer organization (SIMD, etc.), techniques for the simultaneous execution of multiple instructions and algorithms for high speed arithmetic.

Prof. Flynn received the ACM/IEEE Eckert-Mauchley Award and the Harry Goode Memorial Award for his contributions to computer architecture. He was awarded an honorary DSc from the University of Dublin and is a fellow of both the IEEE and ACM.

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