Professor of Engineering in the Computer Science Department
John F. Canny is an Australian computer scientist, and Paul E Jacobs and Stacy Jacobs Distinguished Professor of Engineering in the Computer Science Department of the University of California, Berkeley. He has made significant contributions in various areas of computer science and mathematics including artificial intelligence, robotics, computer graphics, human-computer interaction, computer security, computational algebra, and computational geometry.
Berkeley EECS faculty have won many prestigious awards including the National Medal of Science (one each in EE and CS), the National Medal of Technology & Innovation, and four ACM Turing Awards. The UC Berkeley Distinguished Teaching Award has been given to 13 of our faculty, and 37 have been elected to the National Academy of Engineering, one of the highest numbers of elected NAE members in any EECS department in the country.