W.H. Gardner, Jr., Associate Professor of Electrical & Computer Engineering (2012 - 2017)
Daniel Sorin has made outstanding contributions to the field of Electrical and Computer Engineering, specifically in computer architecture and fault-tolerant computing. The body of work he has produced clearly indicates that he has been instrumental in changing the way the field thinks about error detection and how recovery should be performed in modern computing systems – a research topic which is becoming ever more prominent. Professor Sorin, a Duke alum, is an effective mentor of both undergraduate and graduate students. He has taught the core undergraduate course “Introduction to Computer Architecture,” as well as three upper- level courses taken by both undergraduate and graduate students. His is consistently ranked as one of the department’s top teachers.