CSE faculty member Irwin wins ACM service award

June 14, 2010

Mary Jane Irwin, Evan Pugh professor and A. Robert Noll chair in engineering in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering, will receive the Association for Computing Machinery's Special Interest Group on Computer Architecture (SIGARCH) 2010 Distinguished Service Award.

The award is presented to an individual who has contributed important service to the computer architecture community. Irwin was recognized for her contributions to both the architecture community and the broader computer science community.

Irwin's research and teaching interests include computer architecture, embedded and mobile computing systems design, power and reliability aware design and emerging technologies in computing systems.

Irwin was named a fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE) in 1995 and the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) in 1996. She was inducted into the National Academy of Engineering in 2003 and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 2009. Irwin received the 2003 IEEE Circuits and Systems Society Very-Large-Scale Integration Transactions Best Paper of the Year Award, the 2004 Design Automation Conference Marie R. Pistilli Women in Electronic Design Automation Award, the 2005 ACM Distinguished Service Award, the 2006 Computing Research Association (CRA) Distinguished Service Award, 2007 Anita Borg Technical Leadership Award and the 2010-11 ACM Council on Women in Computing Athena Lecture Award.

She is a member of the steering committee for the CRA's Committee on the Status of Women in Computing Research and the National Academies' Board on Army Science and Technology. Irwin served as a founding co-editor-in-chief of the ACM's Journal on Emerging Technologies in Computing Systems and editor-in-chief of the ACM's Transactions on the Design Automation of Electronic Systems. She was elected to the CRA's board of directors, the IEEE Computer Society's board of governors, the ACM Council and ACM vice president.

Irwin will receive the SIGARCH award at the ACM/IEEE International Symposium on Computer Architecture on June 19 in Saint-Malo, France.

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