Margaret Martonosi Receives 2023 ACM Frances E. Allen Award for Outstanding Mentoring

May 29, 2024

Margaret Martonosi is the recipient of the 2023 ACM Frances E. Allen Award for Outstanding Mentoring. Martonosi is recognized for outstanding and far-reaching mentoring at Princeton University, in computer architecture, and to the broader computer science community. Martonosi, the Hugh Trumbull Adams ’35 Professor of Computer Science at Princeton University, is a leader in the design, modeling, and verification of power efficient computer architecture. She also recently served a four-year term as the National Science Foundation (NSF) Assistant Director leading the Directorate for Computer and Information Science and Engineering (CISE).

“As with colleagues in all scientific fields, computer scientists recognize how essential mentors have been to the development of our careers.” said ACM President Yannis Ioannidis. “For this reason, while the Frances E. Allen Award was inaugurated only two years ago, I believe it is one of our most important honors. Studies have shown that a major factor in women and other underrepresented groups joining and staying in our field is the presence of mentors and role models. Margaret Martonosi’s contributions demonstrate the crucial link between helping younger colleagues launch their careers and ensuring that our field reflects the wider society. We congratulate Margaret and hope others will be inspired by her example.”

The ACM Frances E. Allen Award is presented biennially to an individual who has exemplified excellence and/or innovation in mentoring, with particular attention to recognition of individuals who have shown outstanding leadership in promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion in computing. The award is accompanied by a prize of $25,000 to the awardee and an additional $10,000 cash contribution to an approved charity of the awardee’s choice. Financial support is provided by Microsoft Research.

Read the ACM news release.