University of Utah School of Computing professor Mary Hall was named a 2020 IEEE Fellow, recognized for her “contributions to compiler optimization and performance tuning,” it was announced recently.

Hall received her bachelor’s in computer science and mathematics and a master’s and doctorate in computer science, all from Rice University. She joined the University of Utah as an associate professor in 2008 and was named professor in 2012. She was also named Distinguished Scientist from the Association of Computing Machinery.

The IEEE Grade of Fellow is conferred by the IEEE Board of Directors upon someone with an outstanding record of accomplishments in any of the IEEE fields of interest. The IEEE Fellow is the highest grade of membership and is recognized by the technical community as a prestigious honor and an important career achievement.

The IEEE is the world’s leading professional organization for advancing technology for humanity, according to the group. Through its 400,000 members in 160 countries, the organization is a leading authority on a wide variety of areas ranging from aerospace systems, computers and telecommunications to biomedical engineering, electric power and consumer electronics.