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CRA makes an award, usually annually, to a person who has made an outstanding service contribution to the computing research community. This award recognizes service in the areas of government affairs, professional societies, publications or conferences, and leadership that has a major impact on computing research.

2001Marjory Blumenthal

2001 Marjory Blumenthal Awardee Executive Director of the National Research Council's Computer and Telecommunications Board (CSTB)

Marjory did her undergraduate work at Brown University and her graduate work at Harvard University as an NSF Fellow. She was a project director for the congressional Office of Technology Assessment, and she also worked for GE Information Services as Manager of Competitive Analysis and Planning. In 1998, Marjory spent a sabbatical as a Visiting Scientist at MIT LCS, where she developed and taught a course on public policy for computer science graduate students.
Marjory is a member of the Santa Fe Institute Science Board, the Advisory Board of the Pew Internet & American Life Project, the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace Study Group on the Information Revolution and World Politics, and the ACM, AEA, and IEEE.
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