Frances E. Allen
Frances Elizabeth "Fran" Allen
|Alma mater||State University of New York at Albany,|
University of Michigan
|Known for||High-performance computing, parallel computing, compiler organization, optimization|
|Awards||Turing Award (2006)|
Computer Pioneer Award (2004)
Computer History Museum Fellow (2000)
|Institutions||IBM, New York University|
Frances Elizabeth "Fran" Allen (born August 4, 1932, Peru, New York) is an American computer scientist and pioneer in the field of optimizing compilers. Her achievements include seminal work in compilers, code optimization, and parallelization. She also had a role in intelligence work on programming languages and security codes for the National Security Agency.
References[change | change source]
- Abbate, Janet (August 2, 2001). "Oral-History:Frances "Fran" Allen". IEEE Global History Network. New Brunswick, New Jersey: IEEE History Center. Interview #573. Retrieved 19 June 2012.
I was born August 4th, 1932, and I grew up on a farm, up in upstate New York. The town is Peru, New York.External link in
- IBM Corporation, "IBM Fellow becomes first woman to receive A. M. Turing Award"
- Crump, Micheal, "Frances Allen's Computer Tipping", UAB Kaleidoscope magazine, University of Alabama at Birmingham, September 21, 2009.
- Jr, S.; Guy, L. (2011). "An interview with Frances E. Allen". Communications of the ACM. 54: 39. doi:10.1145/1866739.1866752.
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- Frances Allen via IBM Women in WITI Hall of Fame.
- Frances Allen: 2000 Fellow Awards Recipient via Computer History Museum
- Fran Allen on Compilers and Parallel Computing Systems Notes from her 2008 Organick Memorial Lecture