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Berger, Marsha J.
American Women of Science since 1900. Tiffany K. Wayne. Vol. 1. Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-CLIO, 2011. p235-236.
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Berger, Marsha J.

b. 1953

Computer Scientist

Education: B.S., mathematics, State University of New York, Binghamton-Harpur College, 1974; M.S., computer science, Stanford University, 1978, Ph.D., computer science, 1982

Professional Experience: programmer, Energy and Environmental Systems Division, Argonne National Laboratory, 1974–1976; consultant and program librarian, Stanford Linear Accelerator Center (SLAC) and Stanford Center for Information Processing (SCIP), and teaching and research assistant, computer science, 1976–1982; postdoctoral fellow, Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences, New York University, 1982–1984, associate to assistant professor, computer science, 1985–1993, deputy director, Courant Institute, 1997–2003 and fall 2005, professor, 1993–

Concurrent Positions: research assistant, Mathematics Division, IBM T. J. Watson Research Center, 1978; research assistant, Computation Group, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, 1979; scientist in residence and consultant, Institute for Computer Applications in Science and Engineering (ICASE), NASA Langley Research Center, summers, 1983, 1984, 1985; visiting scientist, NASA Ames Research Center, 1991–1992, 2003–2005, summers, 1993–

Marsha J. Berger is a computer scientist whose research interests include computational fluid dynamics, numerical analysis, and high-performance parallel computing, specifically developing software and engineering applications for the aircraft and spacecraft industries. After receiving her bachelor's degree in mathematics, she worked as a scientific programmer for Argonne National Laboratory, where she developed models for the Energy and Environmental Systems Division. She pursued graduate study at Stanford University and was affiliated with the Stanford Linear Accelerator Center. After receiving her Ph.D. in computer science from Stanford in 1982, she joined the faculty of the Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences at New York University, where she has taught for more than 20 years. She has also served as deputy director of the Courant Institute.

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Berger was elected to the National Academy of Sciences in 2000 and the National Academy of Engineering in 2005. She has also received the Presidential Young Investigator Award of the National Science Foundation (NSF) (1988), a Faculty Award for Women from the NSF (1991), the NASA Software of the Year Award for Cart3D (2002), and the Sidney Fernbach Award of the IEEE (2004). She is a member of the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics, American Mathematical Society, Association for Women in Mathematics, and American Institute for Aeronautics and Astronautics.

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Wayne, Tiffany K. "Berger, Marsha J." American Women of Science since 1900, vol. 1, ABC-CLIO, 2011, pp. 235-236. Gale Virtual Reference Library, Accessed 22 May 2019.

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