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2011 Distinguished Alumni Achievement Award

Mary Jane Irwin
Mary Jane Irwin

Mary Jane Irwin, Evan Pugh Professor and A. Robert Noll Chair, Department of Computer Science and Engineering, The Pennsylvania State University which she joined as a junior faculty member after completing her PhD from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 1977.

Dr. Irwin research and teaching interests include computer architecture, energy-aware and reliability-aware design, and emerging technologies. She has supervised more than 25 Penn State Ph.D’s. She was named a Fellow of IEEE in 1995, a Fellow of ACM in 1996, and was inducted into the NAE in 2003 and into the AAAS in 2009. Awards she has received include the 2003 IEEE/CAS VLSI Transactions Best Paper of the Year Award, the 2004 DAC Marie R. Pistilli Women in EDA Award, the 2005 ACM Distinguished Service Award, the 2007 Anita Borg Technical Leadership Award, and the 2010 ACM Athena Lecturer Award. She received an Honorary Doctorate from Chalmers University, Sweden in 1997.