Spotlight on Marilyn Wolf – 2022 Kirchmayer Grad Teaching Recipient

Marilyn Wolf

Marilyn Wolf has been a driving force in embedded systems education and research. Dr. Wolf has consistently mentored junior faculty and students around the world.

She is the recipient of the 2022 IEEE Leon K. Kirchmayer Graduate Teaching Award, “For creating a community of researchers and practitioners in embedded computing through education, outreach, and research.”

Wolf is an Elmer E. Koch Professor of Engineering and has been the chair of the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln since 2019. Her research interests include cyber-physical systems, Internet-of-Things, embedded computing, embedded computer vision, and VLSI systems.

She has enabled a new generation of researchers to conceptualize, build, and validate modern embedded computing systems through influential textbooks, high-impact conferences, and mentoring graduate students. These computers embedded within physical objects power our world in transportation, healthcare, and many other disciplines. She has helped to create many of the technical meetings and technical publications in the field, including Embedded Systems Week and the journal Design Automation for Embedded Systems, providing essential forums for graduate students.

Wolf has long been an advocate for women engineers. She has been instrumental in the accomplishments of the WISE institute (Women in Science & Engineering), the Commission for Women, and the WEP (Women in Engineering) program.