April 18, 2012: ACM Council on Women Honors Leader in Reliability of Computer Systems
Wednesday, April 18, 2012
"Lynch's work has influenced both theoreticians and practitioners," said Mary Jane Irwin, who heads the ACM-W Athena Lecturer award committee. "Her ability to formulate many of the core problems of the field in clear and precise ways has provided a foundation that allows computer system designers to find ways to work around the limitations she verified, and to solve problems with high probability."
The Athena Lecturer award celebrates women researchers who have made fundamental contributions to computer science. It includes a $10,000 honorarium provided by Google Inc. Lynch's Athena Lecture will be delivered at the 2013 joint meeting of the Symposium on Principles of Distributed Computing (PODC) and the Symposium on Parallel Algorithms and Architectures (SPAA). PODC is sponsored by the ACM Special Interest Group on Operating Systems (SIGOPS) and the ACM Special Interest Group on Algorithms and Computation Theory (SIGACT). SPAA is sponsored by SIGACT and the ACM Special Interest Group on Computer Architecture (SIGARCH). The award will be presented at the ACM Awards Banquet, June 16, in San Francisco, CA.
More information on this award on the ACM Awards site.