Carnegie Mellon University

Shaw Receives National Award at White House

Dr. Mary Shaw, the Alan J. Perlis University Professor of Computer Science at Carnegie Mellon University, was awarded the National Medal of Technology and Innovation by President Barack Obama during a ceremony held at the White House this past week.

The award, which represent our nation’s highest honor for achievements in the field of technology, innovation, and invention, was presented to eight recipients including Turing Laureate, Charles Bachman; Eli Harari of SanDisk Corp; and Cherry Murray of Harvard University School of Engineering and Applied Sciences; among others.

Dr. Shaw has served as a member of the Carnegie Mellon University faculty since 1971, and was instrumental in the design of the Master of Software Engineering Professional program curriculum.  She has remained committed to the program’s evolution and enduring principles throughout the last twenty-five years.  She is a fellow of the ACM, the IEE, the American Association for the Advancement of Science and is co-recipient (with colleague David Garlan) of the 2011 Outstanding Research Award from the Association for Computing Machinery’s (ACM) Special Interest Group on Software Engineering.

The program wishes to once again congratulate Dr. Shaw on this remarkable achievement.

(Watch a video of the ceremony)

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