Mark Horowitz is Yahoo! Founders Professor at Stanford University and Chairman of Electrical Engineering. He earned his B.S. and M.S. in Electrical Engineering from MIT, 1978, and Ph.D. from Stanford, 1984.
Professor Horowitz has received many awards including the 1985 Presidential Young Investigator Award, the 1993 ISSCC Best Paper Award, the ISCA 2004 Most Influential Paper of 1989, and the 2006 Don Pederson IEEE Technical Field Award. He is a fellow of IEEE and ACM and a member of the National Academy of Engineering and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. His research interests are broad and span from applying EE and CS analysis methods to solve problems in molecular biology to creating new design methodologies for analog and digital VLSI circuits. He worked on many processor designs, from early RISC chips to some of the first distributed shared memory multiprocessors, and he is currently working on on-chip multiprocessor designs. Recently he worked on a number of problems in computational photography. In 1990, on leave from Stanford, he helped start Rambus, a company designing high bandwidth memory interface technology, and he continues work in high-speed I/O at Stanford. His current research includes multiprocessor design, low power circuits, high-speed links, computational photography, and applying engineering to biology.