About ACM Athena Lecturer Award

This award celebrates women researchers who have made fundamental contributions to Computer Science.  Each year ACM honors a preeminent woman computer scientist as the Athena Lecturer. The recipient gives an invited talk at a major ACM conference of her choice. A video of the talk is made available on the ACM website.  The award carries a cash prize of $25,000.  Financial support for the Athena Lecturer Award is provided by Two Sigma.


Recent Athena Lecturer Award News

ACM Names Sarit Kraus 2020-2021 Athena Lecturer

ACM has named Sarit Kraus of Bar-Ilan University the 2020-2021 Athena Lecturer. Kraus made foundational contributions to artificial intelligence, notably to multi-agent systems, human-agent interaction, autonomous agents and nonmonotonic reasoning, and exemplary service and leadership in these fields. Her contributions span theoretical foundations, experimental evaluation, and practical applications.

2020-2021 ACM Athena Lecturer Sarit Kraus