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March 31, 2009: Awards Honor Significant Contributions to ACM and Computing Community

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March 31, 2009

ACM today announced the winners of three awards honoring significant contributions to the computing field. These awards recognize dedicated professionals whose efforts have vastly improved processor efficiency, expanded opportunities for women, and provided significantly greater access to computing research.

The recipients are:

Susan Eggers, the 2009-2010 Athena Lecturer Award, for her work on computer architecture and experimental performance analysis has led to the development of Simultaneous Multithreading (SMT), the first commercially viable multithreaded architecture.

Telle Whitney, the Distinguished Service Award, for her profound impact on the participation of women in computing. Whitney, President and CEO of the Anita Borg Institute for Women and Technology (ABI), co-founded the Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing, which has grown into a major annual event.

Wayne Graves and Bernard Rous, the Outstanding Contribution Award, for their pivotal roles in making the ACM Digital Library and its associated Guide to Computing Literature among the most complete and reliable sources of computing research in the world.

Learn more about these and other recent ACM award announcements.

Read the ACM Press Release.

Visit the ACM Awards site.