This article is published in the October 2019 issue.

Former CRA Board Member Margaret Martonosi Selected to Run NSF CISE

MartonosiNational Science Foundation Director France Córdova named former CRA board member, current CRA-WP co-Chair, and current Princeton Computer Science professor Margaret Martonosi as the next head of the Computer and Information Science and Engineering directorate at NSF. Martonosi will assume the role of Assistant Director, CISE on February 1, 2020.

Martonosi is well known in the CRA-community, having served on the CRA board from 2009 to 2017, as a member of the CRA Government Affairs Committee, and as the current co-Chair of CRA’s Widening Participation committee CRA-WP (formerly CRA-W). In 2018, she also led CRA’s Computing Community Consortium effort to understand the next steps in Quantum Computing for computer science.

“Margaret is a great choice to continue the important work of NSF’s CISE directorate,” said Ellen Zegura, Chair of CRA’s Board of Directors. “She has long been a leader in computer architecture with a recent focus on quantum computing. In addition to impeccable research credentials, Margaret has been a champion for diversity and inclusion in the field, working hard to make computing a safe, welcoming space for all. At a time when computing sits at the fulcrum of just about every major national priority, having someone with Margaret’s qualifications and perspective at the helm of CISE is tremendously exciting for the computing research community.”

Martonosi is the Hugh Trumbuil Adams ’35 Professor of Computer Science at Princeton and Director of the Keller Center for Innovation in Engineering Education there. She succeeds Jim Kurose as CISE AD, whose term ended on September 6, 2019, after nearly five years in the role.

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