Carnegie Mellon University
March 16, 2012

News Brief: Blum, Veloso and Wing Make "Famous Women in Computer Science" List

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Lenore BlumThree faculty members in Carnegie Mellon's Computer Science DepartmentLenore Blum, Manuela Veloso and Department Head Jeannette Wing — are among 55 women in an initial list of "Famous Women in Computer Science" compiled by the Anita Borg Center for Women and Technology.

The list includes computer scientists who are technological pioneers, as well as those who are leaders or founders of technical companies, and who have achieved success and recognition beyond their home organizations.

Manuela VelosoThe institute says it has begun compiling the "incomplete and growing" list to encourage readers to identify women of award-winning potential, encourage women to better understand their own potential for honors and to generate more nominations of women for awards and other honors that otherwise go begging for lack of good nominations. Carnegie Mellon's Women@SCS is cited as a reference for the Borg list.

Jeannette WingThe institute, founded in 1997 as the Institute for Women in Technology by renowned computer scientist Anita Borg (1949-1983), is devoted to increasing the impact of women on all aspects of technology and to increasing the positive impact of technology on women of the world.

Lenore Blum (top), Manuela Veloso (middle) and Jeannette Wing