Quick links

Martonosi Named Jefferson Science Fellow

Photo by Frank Wojciechowski

Dr. Margaret Martonosi, the Hugh Trumbull Adams ’35 Professor of Computer Science, has been appointed a Jefferson Science Fellow under an innovative program that aims to bridge the gap between the nation’s academic community and U.S. government policy makers.

She is one of 11 senior scientists and engineers selected from higher-education institutions around the country for a one-year fellowship at the State Department and the U.S. Agency for International Development.

The JSF program was established in 2003 to help ensure that government policies reflect the latest findings and insights of academic science, technology, engineering and medicine. “The articulation of ‘accurate science for statecraft’ to policy makers has become an essential element in establishing effective international relationships in the 21st century,” according to the National Academies, which administers the program.

Professor Martonosi said the fellowship will provide her with broader perspectives that she will be able to share with her students after her return to Princeton.

“Over the years, several projects I have worked on have had an international component or a technical policy component,” she said. “JSF gives me the opportunity to learn about international tech policy at close range and to become involved in policy discussions and even some technology deployments. As a researcher, this will add to my perspectives regarding technology’s impact in other countries and on U.S. foreign policy.”

Professor Martonosi has been on the Princeton faculty since 1994. She also is an associated faculty member in the Electrical Engineering department and the Princeton Environmental Institute. From 2005-07, she served as an associate dean for Princeton’s School of Engineering and Applied Science. Her research interests are in computer architecture and mobile computing, with a particular focus on power-efficient systems. She completed her Ph.D. at Stanford University and did her undergraduate studies at Cornell.

Follow us: Facebook Twitter Linkedin