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Lynn Conway

Computer Scientist, Electrical Engineer, Inventor, and Transgender Activist

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 Lynn Conway Biography

Lynn Conway was born in Mount Vernon, N.Y., in 1938. After studying physics at M.I.T., and earning a B.S. (1962) and M.S.E.E. (1963) at Columbia University, Lynn joined IBM Research in Yorktown Heights, N.Y. Working on IBM's Advanced Computing Systems project, she made foundational contributions to computer architecture including invention of multiple-out-of-order dynamic instruction scheduling.

Sadly, IBM fired Lynn as she underwent gender transition in 1968. Starting all over again in a covert new identity, Lynn advanced rapidly to become a computer architect at Memorex, but also began decades living in fear of being 'outed' and again losing her career.

Recruited by Xerox PARC in 1973, Lynn invented scalable design rules for VLSI chip design, became principal author of the famous Mead-Conway text Introduction to VLSI systems, and in 1978, while serving as a Visiting Associate Professor of EECS at M.I.T., pioneered the teaching of the new digital system design methods - thereby launching a revolution in microchip design in the 1980's.

While at PARC Lynn also invented and demonstrated an internet e-commerce infrastructure for rapid chip prototyping, spawning the "fabless-design + silicon-foundry" paradigm of semiconductor design and manufacturing. Institutionalized by DARPA at USC-ISI, the resulting "MOSIS" system enabled the rapid development of thousands of chip designs, leading to many major startups in the 80's and beyond.

As Assistant Director for Strategic Computing at DARPA, Lynn next crafted the meta-architecture and led the planning of the Strategic Computing Initiative, a major 1980's effort to expand the technology-base for modern intelligent-weapons systems.

Lynn joined the University of Michigan in 1985 as Professor of EECS and Associate Dean of Engineering, where she continued her distinguished career. Now retired, she lives with her engineer husband Charlie on their 23 acre homestead in rural Michigan.

In 2012, the IEEE published Lynn's "VLSI Reminiscences" in a special issue of Solid-State Circuits Magazine. In that memoir Lynn finally began revealing how - closeted and hidden behind the scenes - she conceived the ideas and orchestrated the events that changed an industry.

A Fellow of the IEEE, Lynn received the Computer Pioneer Award of the IEEE Computer Society, holds an honorary doctorate from Trinity College, and is a Member of the National Academy of Engineering.

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Lynn Conway

Computer Scientist, Electrical Engineer, Inventor, and Transgender Activist

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Lynn Conway Biography

Lynn Conway was born in Mount Vernon, N.Y., in 1938. After studying physics at M.I.T., and earning a B.S. (1962) and M.S.E.E. (1963) at Columbia University, Lynn joined IBM Research in Yorktown Heights, N.Y. Working on IBM's Advanced Computing Systems project, she made foundational contributions to computer architecture including invention of multiple-out-of-order dynamic instruction scheduling.

Sadly, IBM fired Lynn as she underwent gender transition in 1968. Starting all over again in a covert new identity, Lynn advanced rapidly to become a computer architect at Memorex, but also began decades living in fear of being 'outed' and again losing her career.

Recruited by Xerox PARC in 1973, Lynn invented scalable design rules for VLSI chip design, became principal author of the famous Mead-Conway text Introduction to VLSI systems, and in 1978, while serving as a Visiting Associate Professor of EECS at M.I.T., pioneered the teaching of the new digital system design methods - thereby launching a revolution in microchip design in the 1980's.

While at PARC Lynn also invented and demonstrated an internet e-commerce infrastructure for rapid chip prototyping, spawning the "fabless-design + silicon-foundry" paradigm of semiconductor design and manufacturing. Institutionalized by DARPA at USC-ISI, the resulting "MOSIS" system enabled the rapid development of thousands of chip designs, leading to many major startups in the 80's and beyond.

As Assistant Director for Strategic Computing at DARPA, Lynn next crafted the meta-architecture and led the planning of the Strategic Computing Initiative, a major 1980's effort to expand the technology-base for modern intelligent-weapons systems.

Lynn joined the University of Michigan in 1985 as Professor of EECS and Associate Dean of Engineering, where she continued her distinguished career. Now retired, she lives with her engineer husband Charlie on their 23 acre homestead in rural Michigan.

In 2012, the IEEE published Lynn's "VLSI Reminiscences" in a special issue of Solid-State Circuits Magazine. In that memoir Lynn finally began revealing how - closeted and hidden behind the scenes - she conceived the ideas and orchestrated the events that changed an industry.

A Fellow of the IEEE, Lynn received the Computer Pioneer Award of the IEEE Computer Society, holds an honorary doctorate from Trinity College, and is a Member of the National Academy of Engineering.

Lynn Conway Videos

  • Lynn Conway "An Invisible Woman" @ GVPL Nov. 10th, 2016 ...
    Nov 30, 2016 ... Visit our website to download the presentation slides with live links: http://www. uvic.ca/research/transchai... Lynn Conway...
  • Out to Innovate 2014 Keynote day one: Lynn Conway - YouTube
    Jun 6, 2016 ... Featuring Lynn Conway, Professor Electrical Engineering and Computer Science , Emerita, University of Michigan; Fellow, IEEE;...

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  • How to book Lynn Conway?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Lynn Conway for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers. Fill out a booking request form for Lynn Conway, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Lynn Conway or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Lynn Conway?

    Booking fees for Lynn Conway, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Lynn Conway, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Lynn Conway?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Lynn Conway for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Lynn Conway for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Lynn Conway or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Lynn Conway or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Lynn Conway is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Lynn Conway for your event is $10,000 - $20,000. Lynn Conway generally travels from Ann Arbor, MI, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Angelica Ross, Gavin Grimm, Chella Man, Mj Rodriguez and Rain Dove. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Lynn Conway for an upcoming event.

Lynn Conway Speaker Videos

  • Lynn Conway "An Invisible Woman" @ GVPL Nov. 10th, 2016 ...
    Nov 30, 2016 ... Visit our website to download the presentation slides with live links: http://www. uvic.ca/research/transchai... Lynn Conway received an Honorary ...
    Out to Innovate 2014 Keynote day one: Lynn Conway - YouTube
    Jun 6, 2016 ... Featuring Lynn Conway, Professor Electrical Engineering and Computer Science , Emerita, University of Michigan; Fellow, IEEE; Fellow, ...

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