Mary Yvonne Lanzerotti is a Research Staff Member and Technical Assistant to the Vice President for the Systems Department at the IBM T. J. Watson Research Center in Yorktown Heights, New York. She joined the IBM T. J. Watson Research Center on November 4, 1996 as a Research Staff Member in the VLSI Design and Architecture Department where she was the integrator for the Instruction Fetch Unit of IBMs Power4 high-performance microprocessor for the IBM eServers (formerly known as the RS/6000 and AS/400 divisions). For more information on the Power4 microprocessor, see Paper 15.2 in the 2001 Advance Program of ISSCC (International Solid-State Circuits Conference) available online at http://www.isscc.org/ isscc/2001/ap/. In November, 1998, she received a Research Division Outstanding Contribution Award in recognition of the Design and Realization of the Alliance (G5) Microprocessor.
She served as an Associate Editor of the IEEE-LEOS Newsletter from 1995 through 2000, and she currently serves as Executive Editor.
Mary completed her Ph.D. in Physics at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York, in January, 1997, in the field of nonlinear optics under the direction of Prof. A. Gaeta. The title of her Ph.D. thesis is Phase Conjugation of Nonclassical Fields and Weak Optical Signals. She received an M. Phil. in Physics from the University of Cambridge, in Cambridge, England, in 1991 under the direction of Prof. A. Howie in the Microstructural Physics Group at the Cavendish Laboratory. The title of her M. Phil. thesis is Theory and Applications of Reflection Electron Microscopy. She graduated summa cum laude with an A.B. in Physics from Harvard University in 1989.
During her graduate studies, she received a National Science Foundation Graduate Fellowship, the Spencer T. and Ann W. Olin Foundation Graduate Fellowship from Cornell University, and the Churchill Fellowship from the Winston Churchill Foundation of the United States. She has authored or coauthored 17 publications in refereed journals.
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