Jennifer Widom elected to the National Academy of Engineering
``For contributions to the design and implementation of active and semi-structured data management systems.'' [press release]
About Jennifer Widom
Jennifer Widom is a Professor in the Computer Science and Electrical Engineering Departments at Stanford University. She received her Bachelors degree from the Indiana University School of Music in 1982 and her Computer Science Ph.D. from Cornell University in 1987. She was a Research Staff Member at the IBM Almaden Research Center before joining the Stanford faculty in 1993. Her research interests span many aspects of non-traditional data management. She has coauthored three books, is a former Guggenheim fellow, and has served on a variety of program committees, advisory boards, and editorial boards. She is also the Program Chair for the SIGMOD 2005 Conference.
About the National Academy of Engineering
Election to the National Academy of Engineering is among the highest professional distinctions accorded an engineer. Academy membership honors those who have made outstanding contributions to "engineering research, practice, or education, including, where appropriate, significant contributions to the engineering literature" and to the "pioneering of new and developing fields of technology, making major advancements in traditional fields of engineering, or developing/implementing innovative approaches to engineering education."