Tawanna Dillahunt, University of Michigan School of Information (UMSI) associate professor, was announced as an inaugural recipient of The Computing Research Association’s Committee on Widening Participation in Computing Research (CRA-WP) Skip Ellis Early Career Award.
The award is given to a person who identifies as a member of an underrepresented group in computing who has made significant contributions in computer science or engineering. The award honors the late Clarence “Skip” Ellise, who was the first Black scholar to earn a Ph.D. in computer science.
“I am truly honored to be a recipient of this award,” says Dillahunt. “I was lucky to have met Skip at UC Boulder in 2007 where he gave me career advice that was key to getting me to where I am today. Skip paved the way for many of us. […] I hope my research will one day become as impactful as his.”