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Mary Shaw is the Alan J. Perlis University Professor of Computer Science at Carnegie Mellon University. Her research interests lie in the area of software engineering, particularly software architecture and design of systems used by real people. Her past contributions to an engineering discipline for software have included data abstraction with verification, influential curricula and textbooks, and helping to found the Software Engineering Institute at Carnegie Mellon.
She has received the United States’ National Medal of Technology and Innovation, the ACM SIGSOFT Outstanding Research Award (with David Garlan), the IEEE Computer Society TCSE’s Distinguished Educator and Distinguished Women in Software Engineering Awards, CSEE&T’s Nancy Mead Award for Excellence in Software Engineering Education, and the George R. Stibitz Computer and Communications Pioneer Award. She is a fellow of the ACM, the IEEE, and the AAAS
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