Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

Mona Attariyan Receives Margaret Ayers Host Award   Bookmark and Share

Mona Attariyan, Ph.D. student in computer science and engineering working with Professor Jason Flinn in the Pervasive Computing research group, has been awarded a 2010 Margaret Ayers Host Award by the Rackham School of Graduate Studies at the University of Michigan.

Mona's research interests include software systems, especially operating systems. Her current research is about improving software configuration management. She is developing a set of tools that helps users diagnose and fix configuration problems in software applications. Leveraging the operating system and the application itself, the tools provide effective information to pinpoint and fix the root cause of the configuration problems.

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About the Award

Margaret Ayers Host received a Rackham degree in 1942. She studied at Oxford, was President of the Alumni Association, Chair of the Alumnae Council, member of the Board in Control of Intercollegiate Athletics, and a member of the Rackham Board of Governors. The Margaret Ayers Host Award was established to honor her remarkable contributions as a woman scholar and to the University of Michigan community.

Recipients of the Margaret Ayers Host Award will have demonstrated exceptional scholarly achievement, a sense of social responsibility and an interest in the success of women in the academic community.