LOS ALAMITOS, Calif., 15 November 2016 — IEEE Computer Society (IEEE-CS) Senior Member and Board of Governors 2017 member Jill Gostin has received the 2016 Women in Technology’s Woman of the Year Award in the Medium/Mid-Size Organization category.
Gostin was nominated for her demonstration of technical innovation and excellence, leadership in development and management of technical thrust, and exceptional service to Georgia Tech Research Institute (GTRI) and her profession. She has made original and innovative contributions in the fields of fractal geometry applications to sensor systems, and software engineering of sensor systems.
As deputy director of GTRI’s Information & Communications Laboratory, Gostin serves as Chief Operating Officer, managing budgets, program development, and lab interactions across GTRI. Gostin has worked at GTRI since 1985, focusing on algorithm assessment and software testing and evaluation, specifically related to sensor systems that resulted in several years of funded research.
An IEEE-CS Board of Governors 2017 member, Gostin has held many significant roles within the Computer Society, including Outreach and Diversity Chair, Geographic Unit Operations Chair, and IEEE-CS Representative to Women in Engineering. She also services IEEE at all levels: local, regional, national, and international.
“Jill has been an incredible leader and volunteer for IEEE in her section, region, and technical societies, specifically the IEEE Computer Society,” said IEEE-CS Second Vice President Nita Patel. “As an example of her impact, she re-energized the Atlanta Computer Society Chapter through her dynamic leadership and engagement with the members.”
Gostin leads award nominations at GTRI, including the Georgia Engineers Week 2015 Engineering Employer of the Year award. She is a STEM mentor and an example for young girls: she mentored 6th grade math and science classes on behalf of the Women in Science and Engineering program, and presented a 6th-grade-level presentation on Introduction to Radar. She is featured on trycomputing.org, a website that encourages young people to try the field of computing, and on the YouTube video series “STEM Jobs.”
Gostin received an MS in applied mathematics from the Georgia Institute of Technology and a BA in mathematics from Greenville College.
Woman of the Year Award winners are women who are accomplished in their professional lives, have recently experienced great accomplishments at work, and who give back to the community via volunteerism and/or mentoring. They are also passionate advocates of STEM careers and education.
Women in Technology’s Woman of the Year Award, created in 2000, celebrates female technology executives in Georgia for their accomplishments as leaders in business, visionaries of technology, groundbreakers in business, and remarkable leaders who make a difference in our community.