CRA-W Alum Recipient of 2017 A. Nico Habermann Award


Carol Frieze – A. Nico Habermann Award Winner Director of SCS4ALL and Women@SCS, Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) Carol Frieze was selected as the recipient of the 2017 A. Nico Habermann Award Winner for devoting nearly two decades to promoting diversity and inclusiveness in computing. She has worked with and supported a wide variety of students […]

Martha Kim and Hanna Wallach are BECA winners for 2016


CRA-W is proud to announce that Martha Kim (Columbia University) and Hanna Wallach (Microsoft Research and University of Massachusetts, Amherst) are this year’s Borg Early Career Award Winners. Martha Kim is an Associate Professor of Computer Science at Columbia University. She is committed to promoting diversity in computer science.  She has been particularly active in high school outreach, participating in high-school oriented conferences […]

Ayanna Howard: A. Nico Habermann Award Winner


Ayanna Howard was selected as the recipient of the 2016 A. Nico Habermann Award for her sustained commitment to increasing diversity, combined with her distinction in research. She has a decades-long track record of improving access to research for women and underrepresented minorities (URMs), as well as students with disabilities. Dating back to her work […]

Maria Klawe: Distinguished Service Award Winner


Maria Klawe was selected as the 2016 recipient of the CRA Distinguished Service Award for her tireless commitment to and profound impact on the computing research community. Klawe is the president of Harvey Mudd College and has previously served as president of the Association for Computing Machinery. She helped Anita Borg and Telle Whitney establish […]

Ann Quiroz Gates Wins the Nico Habermann Award


Originally Printed in the Winter/Spring 2015 Newsletter The recipient of the 2015 A. Nico Habermann Award is Ann Quiroz Gates, Chair of the Department of Computer Science at the University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP). CRA awards the Habermann, usually annually, to a person who has made outstanding contributions aimed at increasing the numbers […]

Mary Lou Soffa wins the IEEE-ACM Ken Kennedy Award


Mary Lou Soffa of the University of Virginia received the ACM-IEEE Computer Society Ken Kennedy Award for contributions to detecting and managing software security flaws. She developed software tools for debugging and testing programs to eliminate or reduce false alarms and improve operating efficiency.  Her research produced automatic, practical solutions in software engineering, systems and […]

Anne Condon Wins the Technical Leadership ABIE Award


Originally printed in the Summer/Fall 2014 Newsletter Anne Condon, professor and head of the Department of Computer Science at the University of British Columbia, is the 2014 recipient of the Grace Hopper Celebration Technical Leadership ABIE Award. She received her Bachelor’s degree (1982) from University College Cork, Ireland, and her Ph.D. (1987) at the University […]

Nancy Amato Wins the Habermann Award


The Computing Research Association (CRA) gives the A. Nico Habermann Award to a person who has made outstanding contributions aimed at increasing the numbers and/or successes of underrepresented groups in the computing research community. This year, the award goes to Nancy Amato, Unocal Professor and Interim Department Head of the Department of Computer Science and […]

Margaret Martonosi Wins ABI Leadership and NCWIT Research Mentoring Awards


Originally Printed in the Summer/Fall 2013 Newsletter The Anita Borg Institute has named Margaret Martonosi as the 2013 winner of its Award for Technical Leadership. This award recognizes women technologists who demonstrate leadership through their contributions to technology and achievements in increasing the impact of women on technology. Recipients are honored by the technical women’s community […]

Mary Jane Irwin Wins Athena Award


Originally Printed in the Winter/Spring 2010 Newsletter The Association for Computing Machinery’s Council on Women in Computing (ACM-W) has named Mary Jane Irwin of the Pennsylvania State University as the 2010-2011 Athena Lecturer for her outstanding research contributions to computer-aided design, computer arithmetic, and computer architecture. Janie designed novel computer structures that are used in […]