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Peter James Denning

Professor
Computer Science
Graduate School of Operational and Information Sciences

Phone: (831) 656-3603
NPS Experience
  • 2007 - current: Distinguished Professor
  • 2002 - 2007: Professor
Other Experience
  • 1991 - 2002 George Mason University
  • 1983 - 1991 NASA Ames Research Center (RIACS)
  • 1972 - 1983 Purdue University
  • 1968 - 1972 Princeton University
Research Interests
Innovation process and practice
Data Science
Foundational practices of innovation
Great principles of computing
STEM education
Teaching Interests
Great principles of computing
Innovation leadership
Technology and transformation
Operating systems
Performance modeling and evaluation

Awards

  • 2021 - List of 33 Awards: http://denninginstitute.com/pjd/pjdawards.html, Various
  • 2009 - Postel Award, Internet Society (ISOC)
  • 2009 - Lifetime Achievement Award, ACM SIGCSE
  • 2007 - Distinguished Education Fellow, NSF
  • 2005 - Hall of Fame, ACM SIGOPS, for "The working set model for program behavior"
  • 2003 - Teaching Excellence Award, Commonwealth of Virginia
  • 2002 - Teaching Excellence Award, George Mason University
  • 2002 - Best Teacher Award, George Mason University School of Information Technology and Engineering
  • 2002 - Honorary Doctor of Science, Pace University
  • 1999 - Outstanding Contribution Award, ACM
  • 1999 - Outstanding Educator Award, ACM SIGCSE
  • 1996 - Karlstrom Outstanding Educator Award, ACM
  • 1996 - Quality Customer Service, George Mason University
  • 1993 - Fellow (inaugural), ACM
  • 1992 - Centennial Engineering Award, Manhattan College
  • 1989 - Distinguished Service Award, CRA
  • 1989 - Distinguished Service Award, ACM
  • 1985 - Honorary Doctor of Science, Manhattan College
  • 1984 - Fellow, AAAS
  • 1984 - Honorary Doctor of Laws, Concordia University
  • 1982 - Fellow, IEEE
  • 1972 - Best Paper of Conference, AFIPS, for "Operating systems principles and undergraduate computer science curricula"
  • 1971 - Outstanding Faculty Member Award, Princeton University
  • 1968 - Best Systems Paper, ACM, for "The working set model for program behavior"
  • 1959 - Grand Award, Southern Connecticut Science Fair, for "Algebraic computer"

Boards, Memberships, & Certifications

Professional Memberships
  • Charles Babbage Foundation
  • 1995 American Society for Engineering Education
  • 1968 Fellow, American Association for Advancement of Science
  • 1968 Computer Society of IEEE
  • 1965 Fellow, Association for Computing Machinery
  • 1965 Sigma Xi
  • 1964 Tau Beta Pi
  • 1963 Fellow, IEEE: Institute for Electrical and Electronic Engineers