Professor Yale Patt was one of five speakers to address the Mexican Congress at a 50th Anniversary Celebration of the first computer installed in Mexico. The title of his talk was Future Microprocessors and their Implications for Computer Science Education in Mexico.
Professor Patt is a recipient of the highest honor in computer science education, the 2000 ACM Karl V. Karlstrom Outstanding Educator Award. In 1985, he (and his students Wen-mei Hwu, Steve Melvin, and Mike Shebanow) introduced HPS, a wide-issue, out-of-order processor that implemented precise exceptions. In 1991, he and student Tse-Yu Yeh introduced the two-level dynamic branch predictor. Elements of both are now used in some form by every high performance microprocessor.