The Association for Computing Machinery names recipient of the 2021-2022 Athena Lecturer Award

Two Sigma is proud to sponsor the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) Athena Lecturer Award. The annual prize is awarded to a woman researcher who has made fundamental contributions to the field of computer science. 

This year, ACM named Ayanna Howard as the 2021-2022 award winner for her contributions to the development of accessible human-robotic systems and artificial intelligence, along with forging new paths to broaden participation in computing through entrepreneurial and mentoring efforts. Dr. Howard is the dean of The Ohio State University College of Engineering and is the first woman to serve in this role. You can learn more about her recent work and the award here.

On Two Sigma’s sponsorship of the award, Larisa Sawyer, an engineering manager at Two Sigma and one of the leaders of the Women At Two Sigma employee resource group, said, “Ayanna Howard has done inspiring work in the fields of artificial intelligence and robotics. We are thrilled to recognize her not only for her foundational work, but also for her commitment to increasing participation of underrepresented groups in computing and for being a role model to women in Technology.”

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