In 1998, the CMU School of Computer Science awarded O'Hallaron and the other members of the CMU Quake Project the Allen Newell Medal for Research Excellence. In 2000, a benchmark he developed for the Quake project, 183.equake, was selected by SPEC for inclusion in the influential CPU2000 and CPU2000omp (Open MP) benchmark suites. In November, 2003, O'Hallaron and the other members of the Quake team won the 2003 Gordon Bell Prize, the top international prize in high performance computing. In Spring 2004, he was awarded the Herbert Simon Award for Teaching Excellence by the CMU School of Computer Science. With Randy Bryant, he recently published a new core computer systems text (Computer Systems: A Programmer's Perspective, Prentice Hall, 2003) that has been adopted by numerous schools worldwide.
1986 Ph.D., Computer Science, University of Virginia
1983 MS, Computer Science, University of Virginia
1978 BS, Computer Science, Virginia Polytechnic Institute