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Margaret Martonosi

Margaret Martonosi

Margaret Martonosi

Professor Margaret Martonosi ’86 (2016-2022)-is the Hugh Trumbull Adams ’35 Professor of Computer Science, Department of Computer Science at Princeton University, and also an affiliated faculty in Electrical Engineering, and an affiliate with Princeton’s Center for Information Technology Policy (CITP), and the Princeton Environmental Institute (PEI).

From 2005 to 2007, she served as Associate Dean for Academic Affairs at Princeton’s School of Engineering and Applied Science. In 2015-2016, Prof. Martonosi was on sabbatical from Princeton, serving as one of eleven Jefferson Science Fellows at the US State Department, where she worked in the Economics Bureau’s Office of International Communications and Information Policy (CIP). Her research activities have for years made broad inroads into other fields, particularly the impact of technology on public policy for societal development. She is highly committed to promoting and nurturing STEM diversity.

Prof. Martonosi’s research interests are in centered in computer science and computer engineering—specifically computer architecture and mobile computing, with particular focus on power-efficient systems. Her work has included the development of the Wattch power modeling tool (2000 International Symposium on Computer Architecture (ISCA), about 3,000 citations) and the Princeton ZebraNet mobile sensor network project for the design and real-world deployment of zebra-tracking collars in Kenya (2002 International Conference on Architectural Support for Programming Languages and Operating Systems (ASPLOS), about 2,000 citations). Prof. Martonosi is a Fellow of both the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers and the Association for Computer Machinery. She was the 2013 recipient of the Anita Borg Institute Technical Leadership Award, which honors women in computing with both outstanding technical contributions as well as contributions to the support and retention of women in computing. She has also received the 2013 National Center for Women & Information Technology Undergraduate Research Mentoring Award, and in 2010 she was presented with the Princeton University Graduate Mentoring Award. In addition to many archival publications, Prof. Martonosi is an inventor on six granted U.S. patents, and has coauthored a technical reference book on power-aware computer architecture. She serves on the Board of Directors of the Computing Research Association (CRA).

Prof. Martonosi completed her M.S. and PhD. degrees at Stanford University, and holds a bachelor’s degree from Cornell University (1986), all in the field of Electrical Engineering.

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