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 at the Grace Hopper Celebration and invited to give a presentation on their work and accomplishments at the conference. The award includes a prize of $10,000.

Her citation for this award reads:
Dr. Margaret Martonosi is one of the foremost researchers in power-efficient computer architectures. Her work has greatly shaped computing’s response to the grand challenge of power dissipation. In recent years, she has also developed mobile sensing systems and mobile networking technologies specifically suited to the developing world.

Margaret has also been honored by the National Center for Women & Information Technology (NCWIT) and AT&T as one of the recipients of their 2013 NCWIT Undergraduate Research Mentoring Award. This award recognizes computing professors for their outstanding mentorship, high-quality research opportunities, and efforts to encourage and
advance undergraduates (particularly women and minorities) in computing-related fields. The NCWIT Undergraduate Research Mentoring Award is sponsored by AT&T, who offers a gift of $5,000 to each of the recipients’ academic institutions.

Her citation reads:
Dr. Martonosi has mentored students on a wide range of research projects, including power measurement platforms, hardware prototypes for GPS-based mobile sensors, and mobile apps for health and education. Among her undergraduate protégés, 27% are women and 51% have continued on to graduate school. She says mentoring students in research is “the best part of my job.”

Margaret has been a CRA-W Board member. She has been the creator and co-director of our Discipline Specific Workshops.