C.V. Ramamoorthy (1926-2016)

The namesake of the Ram School, Dr. C. V. Ramamoorthy (1926-2016), was a scholar, author, inventor, teacher, and beloved mentor and friend to hundreds of students and colleagues during his decades of research and service in industry and academia throughout the U.S. and abroad.

Professor Ram spent his early years in Burma and attended college at the University of Madras, earning two bachelor’s degrees, one in physics and another in textile engineering.  He then migrated to the U.S. where he earned two graduate degrees in mechanical engineering (MSME and M. Eng) from UC Berkeley and  two more graduate degrees (PhD electrical engineering and PhD applied mathematics) from Harvard University.

In 1961, working as a scientist for Honeywell, he developed the entire microcode to handle instruction sequencing and control for the H290, the company’s first transistorized system.  The H290 was a general-purpose stored-program digital computer designed for process monitoring and control.

Joining the University of Texas at Austin as a professor of electrical engineering and computer science, Professor Ram went on to serve as chairman of the university’s Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering and Computer Science. While at UT Austin, along with his students he developed the FACES system for automated test generation and evaluation techniques, which were successfully applied to discover programming errors in Bell Labs’ Safeguard Missile Defense System for the US Army and intended to defend Minuteman missile silos located throughout the US.  In 1972 he moved to UC Berkeley, where he was a professor of electrical engineering and computer science, serving in that capacity the rest of his professional life.

Professor Ram was an outstanding educator whose research and writing contributed significantly to several aspects of engineering and computer science. Along with his colleague and lifelong friend Raymond Yeh, he is credited with the early establishment of software engineering, the largest of all the engineering disciplines. He mentored 73 PhD students, establishing longstanding bonds of friendship and collegiality with them. Many of his former students went on to become outstanding professors, including three who became university presidents and a few who became CEOs.  He published more than 200 papers and co-edited three books: the Handbook on Software Engineering, Pacific Computer Communications, and Computers for AI Processing.

Based on his outstanding educational and research accomplishments, Professor Ram received multiple prestigious awards, including the IEEE Golden Core recognition award in 1966, IEEE Computer Society Honor Roll Award in 1974, IEEE Computer Society Special Education Award in 1978, IEEE Centennial Medal Award in 1984, IEEE Taylor L. Booth Education Award in 1989, IEEE Computer Society Meritorious Service Award in 1991, IEEE Richard E. Merwin Distinguished Service Award in 1993, Distinguished Scholar Award from the Society for Design & Process Science in 1995, IEEE Third Millennium Medal, IEEE Tsutomu Kanai Award in 2000, Control Data Distinguished Professorship at the University of Minnesota, Grace Hopper Chair at the U.S. Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, CA, Senior Research Fellow at the ICC Institute of UT Austin, and other such prestigious awards and recognitions.

 

In addition to education and research, Professor Ram contributed enormously to professional societies. He was a Life Fellow of the IEEE and Fellow of the Society of Design and Process Science. He served as the first elected V.P. of the IEEE Computer Society and was its first V.P. of Education as well as the Education Chair of the American Federation of Information Processing Societies (AFIPS). He served as the Editor in Chief of the IEEE Transactions on Software Engineering and was the founding Editor in Chief of the IEEE Transactions on Knowledge and Data Engineering. Professor Ram was the Editor in Chief of the International Journal of Software Engineering and Artificial Intelligence and the founding Co-Editor in Chief of the International Journal of Systems Integration and the Journal of the Society of Design and Process Science. He was very actively involved in numerous conferences including serving as the Co-General Chair of the 2nd International Conference on Software Engineering (ICSE) in 1976.

 

In recognition of Professor Ram’s educational and research contributions to society, in 1997 the C.V. Ramamoorthy Distinguished Research Award was established at the University of California, Berkeley, to recognize students who have made outstanding contributions to a new research area in computer science and engineering. In 2006, the Society for Design & Process Science created the Ramamoorthy-Yeh Endowment to support international transdisciplinary and transformative scientific research, education, and knowledge dissemination. In the same year, 2006, the IEEE International Conference on Tools with Artificial Intelligence (ICTAI) established the C.V. Ramamoorthy Best Paper Award which has been awarded annually to the best research paper at the ICTAI Conference.

 

In addition to his beloved wife of 58 years, Daulat Ramamoorthy, Professor Ram’s survivors include their three children, Maya, Sonia, and Vijay, and six grandchildren.

CV Ramamoorthy 博士(1926-2016 年)是一位學者、作家、發明家、教師,也是數百名學生和同事敬愛的導師和朋友,他在整個行業和學術界進行了數十年的研究和服務。美國和國外。

 

Ram 教授早年在緬甸度過,並在馬德拉斯大學上大學,獲得了兩個學士學位,一個是物理學學士學位,另一個是紡織工程學士學位。然後他移居美國,在加州大學伯克利分校獲得了兩個機械工程研究生學位(MSME 和 M. Eng),並在哈佛大學獲得了另外兩個研究生學位(電機工程博士和應用數學博士)。

1961 年,作為霍尼韋爾的一名科學家,他開發了整個微代碼來處理 H290 的指令排序和控制,H290 是該公司的第一個晶體管系統。 H290 是一種通用的存儲程序數字計算機,設計用於過程監測和控制。加入德克薩斯大學奧斯汀分校擔任電氣工程和計算機科學教授後,Ram 教授繼續擔任該大學電氣和計算機工程與計算機科學系系主任。在 UT Austin 期間,他與他的學生一起開發了用於自動測試生成和評估技術的 FACES 系統,該系統已成功應用於發現貝爾實驗室為美國陸軍提供的保障導彈防禦系統中的編程錯誤,並旨在保護位於在整個美國。 1972 年,他搬到加州大學伯克利分校,在那裡擔任電氣工程和計算機科學教授,並在此後的職業生涯中擔任該職位。

 

 

Ram 教授是一位傑出的教育家,他的研究和寫作對工程和計算機科學的多個方面做出了重大貢獻。與他的同事和終生朋友 Raymond Yeh 一起,他被認為是所有工程學科中最大的軟體工程的早期建立。他指導了 73 名博士生,與他們建立了長期的友誼和合作關係。他以前的許多學生後來成為了傑出的教授,其中三人成為了大學校長,少數人成為了首席執行官。他發表了 200 多篇論文並共同編輯了三本書:軟件工程手冊、太平洋計算機通信和人工智能處理計算機。

 

憑藉其傑出的教育和研究成果,Ram教授獲得了多項著名獎項,包括1966年IEEE金核心獎、1974年IEEE計算機學會榮譽榜獎、1978年IEEE計算機學會特殊教育獎、1984年IEEE百年紀念獎章, IEEE Taylor L. Booth Education Award in 1989, IEEE Computer Society Meritorious Service Award in 1991, IEEE Richard E. Merwin Distinguished Service Award in 1993, Society for Design & Process Science 1995 Distinguished Scholar Award in the Society for Design & Process Science, IEEE 第三千年獎章, 2000 年 IEEE Tsutomu Kanai 獎、明尼蘇達大學控制數據傑出教授、加利福尼亞州蒙特雷美國海軍研究生院的 Grace Hopper 主席、德克薩斯州奧斯汀 ICC 研究所的高級研究員,以及其他此類享有盛譽的獎項和認可。

 

除了教育和研究之外,Ram 教授還為專業協會做出了巨大貢獻。他是 IEEE 終身會士和設計與過程科學學會會士。他是第一位當選的副總統。 IEEE 計算機協會的成員,並且是其第一位副總裁。教育部以及美國信息處理協會聯合會 (AFIPS) 的教育主席。他曾擔任 IEEE Transactions on Software Engineering 的主編,並且是 IEEE Transactions on Knowledge and Data Engineering 的創始主編。 Ram 教授是《國際軟件工程與人工智能雜誌》的主編,也是《國際系統集成雜誌》和《設計與過程科學學會雜誌》的創始聯合主編。他非常積極地參與了許多會議,包括在 1976 年擔任第二屆國際軟件工程會議 (ICSE) 的聯合主席。