ECE Alumna to Lead NSF Directorate for Computer and Information Science and Engineering

ECE Alumna Margaret Martonosi

The National Science Foundation (NSF) has selected Margaret Martonosi to serve as head of the Directorate for Computer and Information Science and Engineering (CISE). Martonosi received her bachelor's degree in electrical engineering from Cornell University in 1986.

“I am honored to have been selected to take this CISE leadership role. My time as an undergraduate at Cornell ECE helped me see the excitement and importance of deep, curiosity-driven explorations of computer systems and of the broader world,” said Martonosi. “I look forward to working at NSF and with the community to catalyze further generations of CISE researchers.”

CISE supports research across all areas of computer and information science and engineering. Describing Martonosi’s selection, NSF Director France Córdova said, “Her experience as an innovative researcher and a leader who has worked to improve STEM education and the workforce make her ideal for this role.”

As one of Cornell's Andrew D. White Professors-at-Large she is considered a full member of the Cornell faculty, and visited campus two years ago to deliver a talk entitled “Science, Policy, and Services: Some Thoughts on the Way Forward.”

Currently, Martonosi is the Hugh Trumbull Adams ’35 Professor of Computer Science, Department of Computer Science at Princeton University.

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