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Famous Women in Computer Science

This is based off of our "Famous Women in Computer Science" list, launched in conjunction with International Women's Day 2012. We hope you enjoy these inspirational role models!
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Melba Roy, NASA Mathmetician, Ms. Roy headed a group of NASA mathmeticians known as “computers” who tracked the Echo satellites in 1964

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Lixia Zhang, PhD '89

Lixia Zhang, Professor of Computer Science, UCLA, and Leader of the UCLA Computer Science Department’s Internet Research Lab (IRL), 2009 IEEE Internet Award, Fellow ACM 2006, Fellow IEEE 2006

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Kathy Yelick, Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences: University of California at Berkeley, and Associate Laboratory Director for Computing Sciences and the Director of the National Energy Research Scientific Computing Center (NERSC) at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Member National Academies committee on Sustaining Growth in Computing Performance

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Homepage for Kathy Yelick

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Jane Xu, Distinguished Engineer of IBM Watson Research, CTO of IBM China Systems and Technology Labs, WITI Hall of Fame 2008

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IBM Archives: IBM Women in technology IBM Women in WITI Hall of Fame profile for Jane Xu

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Sophie Wilson, designed the Acorn Microcomputer. Fellow of the Computer History Museum (2012)

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Sophie Wilson - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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Mary Allen Wilkes computer programmer; First person to use a computer in a private home and the first developer of an operating system (LAP) for the first minicomputer (LINC)

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Jennifer Widom, Chair Computer Science Department Stanford University where she has worked on nontraditional data management, ACM Fellow 2005, Fletcher Jones Professor in Computer Science, Member National Academy of Engineering, Member American Academy of Arts & Sciences, ACM SIGMOD Edgar F. Codd Innovations Award in 2007, Guggenheim Fellow 2000

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Elaine Weyuker, AT Fellow at Bell Labs for research in software metrics and testing, Member National Academy of Engineering, Fellow IEEE 2003, ACM Fellow 1997, 2008 Anita Borg Institute Technical Leadership Award, ACM 2010 Presidential Award for “her tireless efforts in the development and growth of the ACM Women’s Council”

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Elaine J. Weyuker

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Dana Ulery, computer scientist; first female engineer at Jet Propulsion Laboratory, developing real-time tracking systems using a North American Aviation Recomp II, 40-bit word size computer

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Dana Ulery - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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Daniela Rus, Professor, EECS department: MIT, Co-directs the CSAIL Center for Robotics, Fellow IEEE 2010, Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence: Fellow (2009), MacArthur Foundation: MacArthur Fellows Program (2002), Sloan Foundation: Research Fellowship (1998), NSF: Career Award (1996)

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Daniela Rus | MIT CSAIL

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