This article is published in the February 2019 issue.

Former Board Member Margo Seltzer Elected to National Academy of Engineering

Recently, the National Academy of Engineering (NAE) elected 86 new members and 18 foreign members. This brings the total U.S. membership to 2,297 and the number of foreign members to 272. Former CRA Board Member Margo Seltzer was among those elected. During her time on the board, Seltzer served as the USENIX representative and received the 2017 CRA-E Undergraduate Research Faculty Mentoring Award. She was also member of the CCC executive committee.

Seltzer, Margo I., Herchel Smith Professor of Computer Science, School of Engineering and Applied Science, Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass. “For engineering contributions to databases, file systems, and operating systems.”

From the NAE press release:

Election to the National Academy of Engineering is among the highest professional distinctions accorded to an engineer.  Academy membership honors those who have made outstanding contributions to “engineering research, practice, or education, including, where appropriate, significant contributions to the engineering literature” and to “the pioneering of new and developing fields of technology, making major advancements in traditional fields of engineering, or developing/implementing innovative approaches to engineering education.”

Individuals in the newly elected class will be formally inducted during a ceremony at the NAE’s annual meeting in Washington, D.C., on Oct. 6, 2019.  A list of the newly elected members and foreign members follows, with their primary affiliations at the time of election and a brief statement of their principal engineering accomplishments.

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