- May 17, 2012
SCS Alum Charles Geschke Elected to American Philosophical Society
Charles M. Geschke, co-founder of Adobe Systems Inc., is one of 30 distinguished men and women elected this spring to the American Philosophical Society, an honorary society whose members are drawn from a wide variety of academic disciplines.
Geschke earned his PhD in computer science at Carnegie Mellon in 1973. An influential leader in the software industry for 35 years, he has maintained close ties with the School of Computer Science. Recently, he and his wife, Nancy, endowed the directorship of SCS’s Human-Computer Interaction Institute.
He has received numerous honors, including the 2010 Marconi Prize, the equivalent of the Nobel Prize for the field of information technology. In 2008, he was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and in 2009 President Barack Obama awarded him the National Medal of Technology and Innovation.
Other members elected to the Philadelphia-based American Philosophical Society last month include Donald Knuth, professor emeritus of the Art of Computer Programming, Stanford University; Terence Tao, professor of mathematics, University of California, Los Angeles; novelist Cormac McCarthy, artist Gerhard Richter, and Mary-Claire King, professor of medical genetics, University of Washington.
About Carnegie Mellon:
Carnegie Mellon is a private research university with a
distinctive mix of programs in engineering, computer science, robotics, business,
public policy, fine arts and the humanities. More than 10,000 undergraduate and
graduate students receive an education characterized by its focus on creating
and implementing solutions for real problems, interdisciplinary collaboration,
and innovation. A small student-to-faculty ratio provides an opportunity for
close interaction between students and professors. While technology is pervasive
on its 144-acre Pittsburgh campus, Carnegie Mellon is also distinctive among
leading research universities for the world-renowned programs in its College of
Fine Arts. A global university, Carnegie Mellon has campuses in Silicon Valley, Calif.,
and Qatar, and programs in Asia, Australia and Europe.
For more, see www.cmu.edu