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IBM Fellow Emerita, Frances Allen presented with Turing Award.

, posted: 22-Feb-2007 11:17

Frances Allen, IBM Fellow Emerita has become first woman to be presented with prestigious A.M. Turing Award.

the citation is as follows: (http://awards.acm.org/citation.cfm?id=1012327&srt=all&aw=140&ao=AMTURING)

For pioneering contributions to the theory and practice of optimizing compiler techniques that laid the foundation for modern optimizing compiliers and automatic parallel Execution.



Allen has been working for IBM since the Early 1960s.
Frances Allen 

Her full profile is here

The A.M. Turing award is the Association for Computing Machinery's most prestigious technical award and is accompanied by a prize of $100,000. It is given to an individual selected for contributions of a technical nature made to the computing community. The contributions should be of lasting and major technical importance to the computer field. Financial support of the Turing Award is provided by the Intel Corporation

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