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2005- Yuanyuan Zhou

BECA (Borg Early Career Award)
2006 Recipient

Yuanyuan Zhou
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

The Committee on the Status of Women in Computing Research (CRA-W) is pleased to announce the recipient of the 2005 Borg Early Career Award, that was presented at the 2005 HotOS Conference in Santa Fe, Mexico in June. This year's recipient is Yuanyuan Zhou, Assistant Professor at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

The award honors the late Anita Borg, who was an early member of CRA-W and an inspiration for her commitment in increasing the participation of women in computing research. This award is given annually by CRA-W to a woman in computer science and/or engineering who has made 2005 Award Presentation Presentation of the
2005 CRA-W Borg Early Career Award to Professor Yuanyuan Zhou (full image)
significant research contributions and who has contributed to her profession, especially in the outreach to women. This award recognizes work in areas of academia and industrial research labs that has had a positive and significant impact on advancing women in the computing research community and is targeted at women that are relatively early in their careers (no more than 10 years past the Ph.D.).

Presentation of the 2005 CRA-W Borg Early Career Award to Professor Yuanyuan Zhou

Dr. Zhou has made significant contributions in the interdisciplinary area of architecture and operating system. She is one of the first to create an architecture and operating system support for software debugging and to apply data mining to program analysis for bug detection. Her work has received wide attention inside and outside the architecture and operating system research community. Her recent projects include the ARTS project, which is one of the first investigating architecture and operating system support to improve software quality including robustness, reliability and availability. Her PSALM project is one of the pioneering projects in the direction of power management for data centers. She has received an NSF Career award, an IBM Faculty Award, and an IBM SUR award. Dr. Zhou also had 2 papers selected by IEEE Micro's Top Picks from architecture conferences in 2004. Dr. Zhou fondly remembers when she had the opportunity to meet Anita Borg briefly during a summer internship in California in 1996.

In addition to her research contributions, Dr. Zhou actively reach out to women in computer science at all levels. At UIUC, she helped organize the first annual Undergraduate Women in Engineering camp in 2003 for first year students. In 2004, she participated in the CRA-W's DMP project and hosted 2 women undergraduate students in summer projects. Additionally, she joined with several other women faculty members at UIUC to push the department to set up child-care grants for women with small children to travel to conferences. In April 2005, she was invited as the only remote panelist in North Carolina State University's Women in CS event. Currently, she is supervising 10 Ph.D. students, three of whom are women students.