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

  • Greetings from the ACM-W Chair – Spring 2022
    by Jodi Tims on March 31, 2022 at 8:11 pm

    A lot of ACM-W activity has happened during the first quarter of this calendar year, some of which was previously reported via blog postings and listserv announcements, but is included in this edition of our newsletter in case you missed those earlier reports. Articles below highlight our latest Rising Star award winner (Minlan Yu), our

  • 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.