Margaret R. Martonosi Selected to Receive Marie R. Pistilli Women in EDA Achievement Award

Leading researcher, educator, mentor, and patent holder honored for her contributions to EDA

LOUISVILLE, Colo. — (BUSINESS WIRE) — April 27, 2015 — Margaret R. Martonosi, Hugh Trumbull Adams ’35 Professor of Computer Science at Princeton University, has been selected as the Marie R. Pistilli Women in Electronic Design Automation (EDA) Achievement Award recipient for 2015. The award honors Dr. Martonosi for her technical leadership of high-impact research projects in the design of power-efficient computer architectures and sensor systems as well as her creation and organization of career development programs for women and minorities. As a highly visible woman in leadership positions at Princeton and within her professional community, Martonosi also has acted as a mentor and role model for graduate and undergraduate women students.

Martonosi is a Fellow of both IEEE and ACM. She was the 2013 recipient of the Anita Borg Institute Technical Leadership Award. She also has received the 2013 NCWIT Undergraduate Research Mentoring Award and the 2010 Princeton University Graduate Mentoring Award. In addition to many archival publications, Martonosi is an inventor on seven granted US patents, and has co-authored a technical reference book on power-aware computer architecture. She serves on the Board of Directors of the Computing Research Association (CRA).

“A leading researcher with over 160 refereed papers and seven US patents granted, a seminal figure behind computer research careers for women, and a dedicated mentor of women in technology, Dr. Martonosi is a force to be reckoned with,” said Donatella Sciuto, Politecnico di Milano and chairperson of Women in Electronic Design. We are honored to present her with the Marie Pistilli award in recognition of her notable contributions to research and technology and the impact she has made on career development programs for women and minorities.”

About Margaret Martonosi

Margaret Martonosi has been on the faculty at Princeton University since 1994. As well as holding the position of Hugh Trumbull Adams ’35 Professor of Computer Science, she also holds an affiliated faculty appointment in Princeton EE. From 2005-2007, she served as Associate Dean for Academic Affairs for the Princeton University School of Engineering and Applied Science. In 2011, she served as Acting Director of Princeton's Center for Information Technology Policy (CITP).

Martonosi's research interests are in computer architecture and mobile computing, with particular focus on power-efficient systems. Her work has included the development of the Wattch power modeling tool and the Princeton ZebraNet mobile sensor network project for the design and real-world deployment of zebra tracking collars in Kenya. Her current research focuses on hardware-software interface approaches to manage heterogeneous parallelism and power-performance tradeoffs in systems ranging from smartphones to chip multiprocessors to large-scale data centers.

Martonosi completed her Ph.D. at Stanford University, and also holds a Master's degree from Stanford and a bachelor's degree from Cornell University, all in Electrical Engineering.

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About the Marie R. Pistilli Women in EDA Achievement Award

Women have made important contributions and strides in the EDA industry for over 20 years. To recognize those who have dedicated time and effort toward these achievements, the DAC Executive Committee presents an annual award to honor an individual who has made significant contributions to help women advance in the field of EDA technology. The award, named for DAC’s former organizer Marie Pistilli, will be presented to Dr. Martonosi during the 52nd Design Automation Conference (DAC) General Session Awards presentation, Monday, June 8, 2015 at Moscone Center, San Francisco, CA.

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About DAC

The Design Automation Conference (DAC) is recognized as the premier event for the design of electronic circuits and systems, and for electronic design automation (EDA) and silicon solutions. A diverse worldwide community of more than 1,000 organizations attends each year, represented by system designers and architects, logic and circuit designers, validation engineers, CAD managers, senior managers and executives as well as researchers and academicians from leading universities. Close to 60 technical sessions selected by a committee of electronic design experts offer information on recent developments and trends, management practices and new products, methodologies and technologies. A highlight of DAC is its exhibition and suite area, with approximately 200 of the leading and emerging EDA, silicon, and intellectual property (IP) companies and design services providers. The conference is sponsored by the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), the Electronic Design Automation Consortium (EDA Consortium), and the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), and is supported by ACM's Special Interest Group on Design.

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