• Career:  Designed advanced supercomputers for IBM (fired in 1968 upon revealing plans to transition).  Returned to work as a woman for Memorex and then Xerox PARC, where she led the LSI Systems Group.  Coathured “Introduction to VLSI Systems”, the standard text in chip design at 100 universities.  Joined DARPA as key architect on Defense Departments Strategic Computing Initiative.  Finished her career as a professor at the University of Michigan.  Invented several technologies that revolutionized chip design.
  • Education:  B.S., M.S.E.E., Columbia University
  • Awards: IEEE Fellow.  Computer Pioneer Award, IEEE. Member National Academy of Engineering. National Achievement Award, Society of Women Engineers. Electronic Design Hall of Fame.  Secretary of Defense Meritorious Civilian Service Award.  Honorary Doctorate, Trinity College.
  • Links:  Wikipedia Profile.  Video Profile and Speech.  Personal Website.