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Penn State Computer Science Professor Mary Jane Irwin

ACM's 2010-2011 Athena Lecturer Mary Jane Irwin, computer science professor at Penn State University, designed novel structures used in laptop computers to vastly improve the performance of image and speech applications.

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ACM's Council on Women in Computing has named Pennsylvania State University computer science professor Mary Jane Irwin the 2010-2011 Athena Lecturer.

Irwin received the award, which was created to honor women who have made fundamental contributions to computer science, for her outstanding work in computer-aided design (CAD), computer arithmetic, and computer architecture. Irwin designed novel computer structures that are used in laptops to vastly improve the performance of image and speech applications. She also developed techniques to automate CAD activities, which have been assimilated by the CAD industry.

Irwin became an ACM Fellow in 1996, and served as vice president of ACM from 1997-1998. The 2010-2011 Athena Lecturer award will be presented at the ACM Annual Awards Banquet in San Francisco on June 26.

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