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Frances E. Allen
|Frances Elizabeth "Fran" Allen|
|Born||August 4, 1932|
Peru, New York, United States
|Died||August 4, 2020 (aged 88)|
Schenectady, New York, United States
|Institutions||IBM, New York University|
|Alma mater||State University of New York at Albany,|
University of Michigan
|Known for||High-performance computing, parallel computing, compiler organization, optimization|
|Notable awards||Turing Award (2006)|
Computer Pioneer Award (2004)
Computer History Museum Fellow (2000)
Frances Elizabeth "Fran" Allen (August 4, 1932 – August 4, 2020) was an American computer scientist and pioneer in the field of optimizing compilers. Her achievements include seminal work in compilers, code optimization, and parallelization. She also had a role in intelligence work on programming languages and security codes for the National Security Agency.
- Abbate, Janet (August 2, 2001). "Oral-History:Frances "Fran" Allen". IEEE Global History Network. New Brunswick, New Jersey: IEEE History Center. Interview #573. http://www.ieeeghn.org/wiki/index.php/Oral-History:Frances_%22Fran%22_Allen. Retrieved 19 June 2012. "I was born August 4th, 1932, and I grew up on a farm, up in upstate New York. The town is Peru, New York."
- IBM Corporation, "IBM Fellow becomes first woman to receive A. M. Turing Award"
- Crump, Micheal, "Frances Allen's Computer Tipping", UAB Kaleidoscope magazine, University of Alabama at Birmingham, September 21, 2009.
- Jr, S.; Guy, L. (2011). "An interview with Frances E. Allen". Communications of the ACM 54: 39. .
- Remembering Frances E. Allen
- Frances Allen, first woman to win Turing Award for contributions to computing, dies at 88
- Frances Allen via IBM Women in WITI Hall of Fame.
- Frances Allen: 2000 Fellow Awards Recipient via Computer History Museum
- Fran Allen on Compilers and Parallel Computing Systems Notes from her 2008 Organick Memorial Lecture