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February 8, 2011 at 2:18 PM

Microsoft, Boeing, UW engineers tapped by national academy

The National Academy of Engineering today announced that it’s adding 68 new members, including three from the Seattle area.

Altogether the academy now has 2,290 members chosen for outstanding contributons to engineering research, practice or education and “pioneering of new and developing fields of technology, making major advancements in traditional fields of engineering, or developing/implementing innovative approaches to engineering education.”

Locals named to the academy are:

— James F. Albaugh, Boeing executive vice president and president and chief executive officer of its commercial airplane division. He was chosen for “for technical leadership in defense and commercial aerospace industry.”

— Susan T. Dumais, principal researcher in the adaptive systems and interaction group of Microsoft Research. She was chosen for “innovation and leadership in organizing, accessing, and interacting with information.”

— Henry M. Levy, Wissner-Slivka Endowed Chair in Computer Science and Engineering and department chair at the University of Washington. He was chosen for “contributions to design, implementation, and evaluation of operating systems, distributed systems, and processor architectures.”

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