Mary Shaw is the Alan J. Perlis University Professor of Computer Science in the Institute for Software Research at Carnegie Mellon University, where she has been a member of the faculty since 1972. For pioneering leadership in the development of innovative curricula in Computer Science, Dr. Shaw received the National Medal of Technology and Innovation from President Barack Obama
during a White House ceremony in November 2014. The medal is the nation’s highest honor for achievement in the field of technology, innovation, and invention. She is co-author of Software Architecture: Perspectives on an Emerging Discipline
and is considered a founder of the field of software architecture. She has also received the ACM SIGSOFT Outstanding Research Award, the IEEE Computer Society TCSE’s Distinguished Educator Award, CSEE&T’s Nancy Mead Award for Excellence in Software Engineering Education, the Stevens Award, and the Warnier Prize. She is a fellow of the ACM, IEEE, and AAAS.