ACM-W Rising Star Award

The ACM-W Rising Star Award recognizes a woman whose early-career research has had a significant impact on the computing discipline, as measured by factors such as frequent citation of their work, creation of a new research area, a high degree of technology transfer and/or other positive influences and societal impact. The award will be given annually, and the recipient will receive a framed certificate and $1,000 stipend.

How and Who to Nominate

ACM-W celebrates, supports and advocates for all women in computing. This award is open to anyone who identifies as a woman (trans- or cis-woman) or non-binary person in computing.

We encourage self-nominations. However, If you have been recognized by a similar early career award, please consider nominating someone else whose accomplishments deserve celebration.

[Eligibility and Nomination]

Previous Award Winners

  • ACM-W Chapter News
    by ACM-W Editor on March 21, 2022 at 9:40 pm

    ACM Student Chapter Excellence Awards – Apply by March 24th It is that time of year again! The ACM Student Chapter Excellence Awards recognize outstanding ACM and ACM-W student chapters. All student chapters in good standing are encouraged to apply for this award in one or more of the following five key areas: Chapter Activities

  • ACMW- Rising Star Award Recipient: Minlan Yu
    by ACM-W Editor on February 28, 2022 at 2:19 pm

    ACM-W would like to announce Dr. Minlan Yu as this year’s recipient of the ACM-W Rising Star Award. The ACM-W Rising Star Award recognizes a woman whose early-career research has had a significant impact on the computing discipline.  Minlan Yu is a Gordon McKay Professor at the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, Harvard University.

  • ACM-W Rising Star Award Recipient: Munmun De Choudhury
    by Bettina Bair on January 21, 2021 at 12:50 pm

    ACM-W would like to announce Dr. Munmun De Choudhury as this year’s recipient of the ACM-W Rising Star Award. The ACM-W Rising Star Award recognizes a woman whose early-career research has had a significant impact on the computing discipline.  Dr. De Choudhury will receive a framed certificate and $1,000 stipend. ACM-W would like to thank Dr. Andrea

  • ACM-W Rising Star Award Recipient: Vivienne Sze
    by Jen Goodall on January 13, 2020 at 11:55 pm

    ACM-W would like to announce Dr. Vivienne Sze as the winner of the inaugural ACM-W Rising Star Award.

  • Jennifer Rexford
    by Yuqing Wu on August 6, 2017 at 6:43 pm

    ACM Athena Lecturer Award 2016