Engineering Dean Jennifer Widom has received the 2018 Erna Hamburger Prize

Jennifer Widom
Engineering Dean Jennifer Widom

JENNIFER WIDOM, the Frederick Emmons Terman Dean of the School of Engineering, Fletcher Jones Professor in Computer Science and professor of electrical engineering, recently received the 2018 Erna Hamburger Prize from the EPFL-WISH Foundation for her research in data management and analysis.

The award, established in 2006 by the EPFL-WISH (Women in Science and Humanities) Foundation, recognizes the most influential woman in science each year as determined by the foundation’s council members and president. Award honorees are celebrated for their dedication to informing, educating and motivating other women in science. Previous winners include Nobel Prize winners May-Britt Moser and Ada Yonath and Pritzker Prize winner Kazuyo Sejima.

Widom has been on the Stanford faculty since 1993. She served as the computer science department chair from 2009 to 2014 and School of Engineering senior associate dean from 2014 to 2016. Her research in nontraditional data management has opened up foundational tools in information management and analysis to companies and organizations around the world. Her global perspective and interest in the public domain have also fostered increased collaboration in the classroom and in her priorities for the School of Engineering.

Read more about the award on the School of Engineering website.