Dr. Frances Allen

IBM Fellow, IBM T.J. Watson Research Center
M.A. 1957, University of Michigan

Fran Allen is an IBM fellow at IBM's T.J. Watson Research Laboratory and is currently the President of the IBM Academy of Technology. Dr. Allen specializes in compilers, compiler optimization, programming languages, and parallelism. Her early compiler work culminated in algorithms and technologies that are the basis for the theory of program optimization and are widely used throughout the industry. More recently she has led compiler and environment projects resulting in committed products for analyzing and transforming programs, particularly parallel systems. Dr. Allen is a member of the National Academy of Engineering, a fellow of the IEEE, an Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) fellow, a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and a recently appointed member of the Computer Science and Telecommunications Board. Professional activities include ACM and SIGPLAN committees and the associate editorship of several journals. She has been a visiting professor at New York University, a consulting professor at Stanford University, and the Chancellor's Distinguished Lecturer and Mackay Lecturer at the University of California, Berkeley in 1988-89. In 1991, Dr. Allen was awarded an honorary Doctor of Science degree from the University of Alberta.

e-mail: allen@watson.ibm.com


Dr. Ruzena Bajcsy

Professor, Computer Science, University of Pennsylvania
Ph.D. 1972, Stanford University

Dr. Ruzena Bajcsy is a Founding Fellow of the AAAI and Fellow of the IEEE since January 1992. She received a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from the Slovak Technical University in Bratislava, Czechoslovakia in 1967 and a Ph.D. in Computer Science from Stanford University in 1972. A faculty member of the University of Pennsylvania since 1972, Prof. Bajcsy has done considerable work in the area of Machine Perception, covering the whole spectrum of problems (segmentation, 3D shape recognition, multiresolution problems, etc.) that the field of Computer Vision involves, and has extended it to other modalities, in particular to touch. In 1983, she introduced a new research paradigm, called Active Perception, which connects perception with action. This new paradigm affords to change many ill posed problems in Computer Vision into well posed problems and hence make them solvable in a predictable manner. She has built the GRASP Laboratory, which now enjoys a worldwide reputation, and has produced numerous publications on her research results. Recently, the GRASP Laboratory has been engaged in the investigation of cooperative behaviors amongst machines and humans.
(From: The Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing online brochure.)

e-mail: bajcsy@central.cis.upenn.edu


Dr. Danielle R. Bernstein

Danielle Bernstein is an Associate Professor in Computer Science at Kean College of New Jersey and teaches courses in the Information Systems area. Previously, she was a software developer and technical supervisor at Bell Laboratories. She has also taught at universities in England and New Zealand. She is working in the area of gender differences in computing and has presented her research in the ACM Computer Science Education journals and at various computing conferences. When not computing, she is an active hiker.

e-mail: dbernste@pilot.njin.net


Dr. Maria Paola Bonacina

Assistant Professor, University of Iowa
Ph.D. 1992, State University of New York at Stony Brook

Dr. Maria Paola Bonacina earned her ``laurea'' in ``Scienze dell'Informazione'' at the Universita' degli Studi di Milano, in Milano, Italy, in July 1986. During her senior year she started developing an interest in the automation of deduction with term rewriting systems, as part of a research project for undergraduates. In November 1986 she was admitted to the doctoral school in ``Informatica'' of the Universita' degli Studi di Milano. In September 1988, she went to the Laboratoire de Recherche en Informatique, Universite' de Paris XI, at Orsay, France, where she started working toward her doctoral thesis under the supervision of prof. Jieh Hsiang. In August 1989, she entered the PhD program in Computer Science at SUNY Stony Brook, with advisor Prof. Jieh Hsiang. Her research interests were completion-based theorem proving, term rewriting systems, logic programming and theorem proving in many-valued logic. In January 1991 she earned her ``Dottorato'' in ``Informatica'' from Universita' degli Studi di Milano, defending a thesis entitled ``On Completion Theorem Proving'', where she proposed a theoretical framework for the treatment of completion procedures as semidecision procedures. She then turned her interest toward the parallelization of deduction and in December 1992 she earned her PhD in Computer Science from SUNY Stony Brook, defending a thesis entitled ``On Distributed Automated Deduction'', where she presented a methodology for distributed theorem proving by ``Clause-Diffusion''.

She did postdoc work first at the Argonne National Laboratory and then at INRIA-Lorraine in Nancy, France, continuing to work on distributed theorem proving. In August 1993 she joined the Department of Computer Science of the University of Iowa as assistant professor. She is the author of six journal papers and several conference papers. Her current research interest include distributed theorem proving, design of parallel search plans, theory of search and parallel search, design of inference systems that contain redundancy in automated deduction. Beside Computer Science, she loves reading history, history of science and mathematics, and classical Italian, Latin, Greek literature, listening to early and baroque music, going to movies, operas and concerts.

e-mail: bonacina@cs.uiowa.edu


Dr. Anita Borg

Consultant Engineer, Digital Equipment Corporation Network Systems Laboratory
Ph.D. 1981, New York University

Dr. Anita Borg is a Consultant Engineer at Digital Equipment Corporation's Network Systems Laboratory. She is currently developing a state-of-the-art email-based communication and information system. Dr. Borg received her Ph.D. from New York University in 1981 for work in the area of operating systems synchronization efficiency. She has published papers on fault tolerant systems, memory system performance analysis, and electronic mail. Dr. Borg is the founder and moderator of the systers list, an international electronic network of 1600 women in computing. She has been elected to the Board of the Computing Research Association. She is also the Western Regional Representative to ACM Council and a member of both the ACM Committee on Women and Minorities and the CRA Committee on Women. She has served on program committees for ISCA, ASPLOS and WWOS and was program chair for WWOS-III. Dr. Borg was the general chair for Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing, held in Washington, DC in June 1994.
(From: The Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing online brochure.)

e-mail: borg@pa.dec.com


Dr. Tracy Camp

Assistant Professor, The University of Alabama
Ph.D. 1993, The College of William and Mary

After finishing her Ph.D. in 1993 at The College of William and Mary in Virginia, Dr. Camp accepted a position as an assistant professor at The University of Alabama. In addition to teaching graduate level classes in Operating Systems, Networks, Simulation, and Distributed Computing Systems, she is an active researcher. Her research interests include formal specification, verification, and performance analysis.

Tracy Camp's Home Page

e-mail: camp@cs.ua.edu


Dr. Lillian N. (Boots) Cassel

Associate Professor, Department of Computing Sciences, Villanova University
Ph.D. 1987, University of Delaware

Prof. Boots is currently chair of the ACM Special Interest Group in Computer Science Education, and is organizing a conference on using technology in CSE.

Lillian Cassel's Home Page

e-mail: cassel@vill.edu


Dr. Marina C. Chen

Professor and Chair, Dept. of Computer Science, Boston University
Ph.D. 1983, California Institute of Technology

Marina C. Chen received her Ph.D. degree in Computer Science from California Institute of Technology in 1983, and her B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering from National Taiwan University in 1978.

She is Professor and Chair of the Computer Science Department at Boston University. She has been the President of Cooperating Systems Corporation, a company specializing in high performance computing software, since July 1993. Before that, she was an Associate Professor in the Systems and Programming Languages Group at the Department of Computer Science, Yale University, New Haven, CT, where she began as an Assistant Professor in 1983.

Her research interests include parallel processing, high performance computing software, compiler construction, and formal methods for software development. Her current research efforts include the design and implementation of Fortran-90 compilers for high performance platforms, and the development of programming abstractions and object-oriented class libraries for adaptive distributed data structures. Her research group has developed various techniques and tools for manipulating and optimizing parallel programs, in particular, those addressing communication and coordination of large scale multiprocessors, data distribution, and global optimizations across parallel procedures.

She has participated in various activities in the Computer Science community: she serves on the ACM SIGPLAN executive committee, as Conference Chair for ACM PPOPP '93, and was co-organizer of NSF-NCRD Workshop on Advanced Compilation Techniques for Novel Architectures in Israel, May 1991. She has served on various program committees: ACM Conference on Principle of Programming Languages (POPL '91, POPL '94), Frontiers of Massively Parallel Computation 94, ACM SIGPLAN Symposium on Principles and Practice of Parallel Programming (PPOPP '91), Workshop on ``Massive Parallelism: Hardware Programming, and Applications.'' Naples - Amalfi, Italy, October 1989. She has also been a member of the External Advisory Committee for Center for Research on Parallel Computation, NSF Science and Technology Centers, since 1989. She has been participating in the High Performance Fortran Forum since January '92 in defining an informal FORTRAN standard for high performance computing. She is on the editorial board of IEEE Transactions on Parallel and Distributed Systems and Journal of Programming Languages published by Chapman and Hall.

Marina Chen's Home Page


Dr. Anne Condon

Associate Professor, Computer Sciences Department, University of Wisconsin at Madison
Ph.D. 1987, University of Washington

Anne Condon was born in Carlow, Ireland in 1962. She received the B. Sc. degree from University College, Cork in 1982 and Ph. D. from the University of Washington in 1987. Her thesis was selected as an ACM Distinguished Dissertation, and published by the MIT Press.

Since 1987, she has been on the faculty at U. Wisconsin at Madison, where she is currently an associate professor. She received a Presidential Young Investigator Award in 1992. Her research interests include probabilistic complexity classes, interactive proof systems, approximation algorithms for computationally intractable problems and design and analysis of parallel algorithms.

She is an editor of The Chicago Journal of Theoretical Computer Science and a member of the Conference Committee for the IEEE Conference on Computational Complexity (formerly Structures). She has served on the program committees for the IEEE Symposium on the Foundations of Computer Sience in 1992 and 1994, and on the IEEE Conference on Structure in Complexity Theory in 1994.

She is currently the PI for the CRA Distributed Mentor Project, which matches 20-25 female undergraduates with female faculty at research institutions nationwide for a summer of research and mentoring. She is married with two children.

Anne Condon's Home Page

e-mail: condon@cs.wisc.edu


Dona Crawford

Director of Distributed Information Technologies, Sandia National Laboratories
M.S. (Operations Research), Stanford University

Dona Crawford is the Director of Distributed Information Technologies at Sandia National Laboratories (SNL). SNL is a multiprogram national laboratory operated by Sandia Corporation, a Lockheed Martin Company for the U.S. Department of Energy.

Ms. Crawford's responsibilities encompass high-speed networking, collaborative worktools, distributed systems and technology integration. Her Center pursues a smooth transition from research to development to application across Sandia's distributed base.

Ms. Crawford started her career at Sandia in 1976 as a numerical analyst and has held several staff and management positions dealing with infrastructure, hardware servers, operating systems, graphics, software environments, and applications. She holds a Bachelor's Degree in mathematics from Redlands University, and a Master's Degree in Operations Research from Stanford University. Dona is a member of the Association for Computing Machinery, the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, is active in the conference series for high-performance computing and communications (SC 9x), and was one of the founders of the National Information Infrastructure Testbed (NIIT). She serves on several advisory committees for the National Science Foundation (NSF) and the National Research Council (NRC) and participates in community outreach activities to promote math and science.

e-mail: dona@ca.sandia.gov


Dr. Dorothy Denning

Professor and Chair, Dept. of Computer Science, Georgetown University
Ph.D. 1975, Purdue University

Dr. Dorothy E. Denning is Professor and Chair of Computer Science at Georgetown University, where she is currently working on policy and technical issues relating to cryptography and wiretapping. Winner of the 1990 Distinguished Lecturer in Computer Security Award and past President of the International Association for Cryptologic Research, Denning is widely recognized for her contributions to information security and for her book "Cryptography and Data Security." Recently, she chaired the Forum on Rights and Responsibilities in Network Communities for the National Research Council and co-chaired the 1st ACM Conference on Computer and Communications Security.
(From: The Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing online brochure.)

e-mail: denning@cs.georgetown.edu


Dr. Bonnie Dorr

Dr. Bonnie Dorr received her bachelor's degree, summa cum laude, in computer science from Boston University, Boston, MA, in 1984, and her S.M. and Ph.D. in computer science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA, 1990. Between September 1990 and June 1992, she was a research associate with the Institute for Advanced Computer Studies at the University of Maryland, College Park; since then she has been an assistant professor in the Computer Science Department. She has over a decade of experience with natural language processing systems, has been a part of the natural language processing group at the University of Maryland since 1990, and has undertaken extensive practical industry consulting as well as work with multilingual translation development and evaluation at MITRE. Dr. Dorr has recently received the Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellowship and a NSF Young Investigator Award for her work on Large-Scale Interlingual Machine Translation. She is the author of several published papers on natural language processing as well as a book on the lexicon in machine translation. She is a member of ACL, ACM, AMTA, AAAI, Phi Beta Kappa, and Pi Mu Epsilon, and Sigma Xi.

e-mail: bonnie@cs.umd.edu


Laura Downey

Computer Scientist, National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)
B.A. 1992, Information and Computer Science, Hood College, Frederick, MD

Laura L. Downey is a computer scientist at NIST. She is a member of the Information Access and User Interfaces Division of the Computer Systems Laboratory. Laura's research focus is on human-computer interaction with a special emphasis on usability engineering. She is committed to an interdisciplinary approach to problem solving with a primary goal of increasing productivity and enhancing the quality of life.

In 1994, Laura received the Federal Application Medal of Excellence (FAME) award for her participation in the development of an information retrieval system prototype (IRSP). She was also awarded a Rear Admiral Grace Murray Hopper scholarship for her contribution in the use and application of information technology for better government operations. In December 1995, the IRSP project received a Hammer award from Vice President Al Gore's National Performance Review for re-inventing government.

In 1996, Laura will chair a symposium on usability engineering which focuses on industry-government collaboration for achieving system effectiveness and efficiency. She also expects to complete her M.S. in Computer Science at Johns Hopkins University.

Laura is a member of SIGCHI and of the Assocation of Computing Machinery (ACM) and also serves on the ACM Committee on the Status of Women. On a related note, she is also the originator and maintainer of the Women in Computing Academic Resource (WCAR) list -- a list of colleges and universities which have implemented informal or formal programs for encouraging/retaining women in computer science. At NIST she is very active in the NIST Committee for Women (NCW) and was recently elected president. NCW is an organization dedicated to promoting the career interests of women at NIST and to providing a supportive network.

Laura also headed up the division Combined Federal Campaign for charitable contributions for 1995 and participated in the Salvation Army Angel Tree program. She loves to read, play softball, explore the Web and study Celtic history. Along with her busy and rewarding work, as well as outside activities, motherhood is also a primary and enjoyable part of Laura's daily schedule.

e-mail: laura.downey@nist.gov


Dr. Deborah Estrin

Associate Professor, Computer Science, University of Southern California
Ph.D. 1985, MIT

Deborah Estrin is currently an Associate Professor of Computer Science at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles where she joined the faculty in 1986. She received her Ph.D. (1985) in Computer Science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, her M.S. (1982) from M.I.T. and her B.S. (1980) from U.C. Berkeley. In 1987, Estrin received the National Science Foundation, Presidential Young Investigator Award for her research in network interconnection and security. Over the past ten years Dr. Estrin's research has focused on the design of network and routing protocols for very large, global, networks. Her current research interests are in scalable multicast routing protocols, multicast-oriented reservation setup protocols, inter-domain routing for global internets, adaptive routing to support multimedia applications, and design tools and techniques for developing scalable network protocols.

Estrin is a co-PI on the NSF Routing Arbiter project. She co-chairs the Source Demand Routing Working Group of the IETF and is a primary participant in the Inter-Domain Multicast Routing and RSVP working groups.

Estrin is a member of the ACM, IEEE, and AAAS. She has served on several panels for the NSF, National Academy of Sciences/CSTB, ARPA, and Office of Technology Assessment. From 1988 to 1992 Estrin was one of the founding Editors of Wiley's Journal of Internetworking Research and Experience and is currently an editor for the ACM/IEEE Transactions on Networks.

e-mail: estrin@usc.edu


Judith Estrin

President and CEO, Precept Software, Inc.
MSEE 1976, Stanford University

Ms. Estrin is currently President and CEO of Precept Software, Inc. Prior to founding Precept she served as President and CEO of Network Computing Devices, Inc. (NCD) from October, 1993 to September, 1994 and its Executive Vice President from July 1988 to October, 1993. Prior to joining NCD, she was a Senior VP of 3Com Corporation and General Manager of its Bridge Communications Division. A co-founder of Bridge in 1981, she had served as the company's first Engineering Vice President and later as Executive Vice President. Before Bridge she was Engineering Manager for Zilog's General Systems Division. She holds a BS degree in math and computer science from UCLA and an MSEE from Stanford. Ms. Estrin also serves on the Board of Directors of Federal Express Corporation and Rockwell International, Inc.

e-mail: jestrin@pipeline.com


Dr. Thelma Estrin

Professor-Emerita, Computer Science, UCLA
Ph.D. 1952, University of Wisconsin

Thelma Estrin has pioneered the application of computers to brain research and health care delivery, and was elected a Fellow of IEEE, AAAS, and SWE for her contributions to biomedical research. She has been a consultant to industry and government and active in professional societies. Her current interest is the study of gender issues in computer science development and practise.

Thelma Estrin's Home Page

e-mail: testrin@cs.ucla.edu


Dr. Joan Feigenbaum

Member of Technical Staff, Computing Principles Research Department, AT&T Bell Laboratories
Ph.D. 1986, Stanford University

Dr. Feigenbaum's research interests include Computational Complexity Theory, Cryptography and Information Security, and Graph Theory, Algorithms, and Applications. She has been a past program committee member or chair of the ACM Symposium on Theory of Computing, IEEE Structure in Complexity Theory Conference, Crypto, Eurocrypt, and the ACM Conference on Computer and Communications Security. She is an editorial board member of SIAM Journal on Computing, Journal of Algorithms, and the Journal of Cryptology. In addition, she is a charter member of the Computing Research Association (CRA) Committee on the Status of Women and the Project leader of the CRA Women's Database Project.


Dr. Jeanne Ferrante

Professor, Computer Science and Engineering Dept., University of California, San Diego
Ph.D. 1974, MIT

Jeanne Ferrante was a research staff member at IBM T.J. Watson's Research Center until 1994, when she joined the University of California at San Diego's Computer Science and Engineering Department. Her work has included the development of compiler intermediate rep resentations, most notably the Program Dependence Graph and Static Single Assignment form. Her research interests also include optimization for memory hierarchies and parallelism.

e-mail: ferrante@cs.ucsd.edu


Dr. Margaret Fleck

Assistant Professor, Computer Science, University of Iowa
Ph.D. 1988, MIT

Dr. Fleck's work is primarily in computer vision, including edge finder design and testing, stereo and motion matching, representation of region shape, and texture edge finding. She has also used piecewise-linear topology to develop better mathematical models for space and time, for use in computer vision, high-level reasoning, and natural language semantics. She has recently been exploring representation of shape in wide-angle images. She also tries to stay in touch with work in natural language processing, the area of her undergraduate degree.

e-mail: mfleck@cs.uiowa.edu


Dr. Terry Gaasterland

Assistant Professor, Department of Computer Science, University of Chicago
Assistant Scientist, Mathematics and Computer Science Division, Argonne National Laboratory
Ph.D. 1992, University of Maryland

Dr. Gaasterland's research interests include logic programming, intelligent database systems, computational molecular biology, whole genome sequence analysis, and natural language generation.

e-mail: gaasterland@cs.uchicago.edu


Dr. Janice Glasgow

Professor, Queen's University
Ph.D. 1983, University of Waterloo

Dr. Janice Glasgow is carrying out research in the area of artificial intelligence. Her focus is on Computational Imagery, which involves the ability to represent, retrieve and reason with spatial and visual information. The theory and tools for imagery are being applied in several domains, including molecular scene analysis. This application combines tools from the areas of protein crystallography and molecular database analysis, through the framework of imagery. Prof. Glasgow is past president (1992 - 1994) of the Canadian Society for Computational Studies of Intelligence (CSCSI). She is currently a member of the International Advisory Board for IJCAI '95, the NSERC Grant Selection Committee for Computer Science and the IFIP Technical Committee (TC12) on Artificial Intelligence.

e-mail: janice@qucis.queensu.ca


Dr. Adele Goldberg

Chairman, ParcPlace Systems
Ph.D. 1973, University of Chicago

Dr. Adele Goldberg, Chairman of ParcPlace Systems, received a Ph.D. in Information Science from the University of Chicago and spent 14 years as researcher and laboratory manager of Xerox Palo Alto Research Center. Solely and with others, Adele wrote the definitive books on the Smalltalk-80 system, does a regular column for Object Magazine, and has authored numerous papers on project management and analysis methodology using object-oriented technology. Most recently, Adele received PC Magazine's 1990 Lifetime Achievement Award for her significant contributions to the personal computer industry. (From: The Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing online brochure.)

e-mail: adele@parcplace.com


Dr. Shafi Goldwasser

Professor, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Ph.D. 1983, U.C. Berkeley

Dr. Shafi Goldwasser is a professor of computer science at MIT. She was born in New York City 1958, received a B.S. (1979) in Mathematics from Carnegie Mellon university, and M.S. (1981) and Ph.D. (1983) in computer science from the university of California at Berkeley. She joined the MIT faculty in 1983. Her research areas include complexity theory, cryptography, computational number theory, and fault tolerant distributed computing. Professor Goldwasser is a recipient of the NSF presidential young investigator award of 1987, and a recipient of the NSF faculty award for women of 1991. She won the Godel prize of theoretical computer science for her work on interactive proofs.
(From: The Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing online brochure.)

e-mail: shafi@theory.lcs.mit.edu


Dr. Irene Greif

Director, Workgroup Technologies, Lotus Development Corporation
Ph.D. 1975, MIT

Dr. Irene Greif is Director of Workgroup Technologies at Lotus Development Corporation. She invented the Version Manager now shipping in 1-2-3 Release 4 which analysts have consistently designated the most significant and innovative group-enabling feature in spreadsheets. She now heads a growing research group on topics including collaborative work, group-enabled desktop applications and managing distributed information. Greif was previously on the faculties of Computer Science at University of Washington and EECS at MIT. She headed a research group in the MIT Laboratory for Computer Science focusing on shared calendars, co-authoring and real-time collaboration systems. In 1984 she organized a workshop on a topic she dubbed "Computer-Supported Cooperative Work" and subsequently served as Program Chair of the first CSCW conference and editor of "Computer-Supported Cooperative Work: A Book of Readings." Greif holds a S.B., S.M. and Ph.D. degrees from MIT.
(From: The Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing online brochure.)

e-mail: igreif@lotus.com


Dr. Barbara Grosz

Gordon McKay Professor of Computer Science, Harvard University
Ph.D. U.C. Berkeley

Dr. Barbara J. Grosz is Gordon McKay Professor of Computer Science at Harvard University. Prof. Grosz has made seminal contributions to the field of natural-language processing through her research and writings, and is widely regarded as having established the research field of computational modeling of discourse. A Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and the American Association for Artificial Intelligence (AAAI), she is also the President of the AAAI and a Member and former Chair of the Board of Trustees of the International Joint Conferences on Artificial Intelligence, Inc. Before joining the faculty at Harvard, she was Director of the Natural Language program at SRI International, and co-founder of the Center for the Study of Language and Information. Prof. Grosz received an A.B. in mathematics from Cornell University, and a Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of California, Berkeley.
(From: The Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing online brochure.)

e-mail: grosz@das.harvard.edu


Dr. Denise W. Gurer

Computer Scientist, SRI International
Ph.D. 1993, Lehigh University

Dr. Denise Gurer carries out research in the area of artificial intelligence. Her focus is on intelligent tutoring systems. She is currently developing student models which represent a student's learning abilities and conceptual understandings and misunderstanding. The student models are used within a tutoring system to provide instruction based on a student's specific learning needs. A current project involves using case-based reasoning and fuzzy logic to model students' understanding of concepts and use of analogy. Dr. Gurer's main areas of expertise lie in student modeling; case-based reasoning; intelligent tutoring systems; cognitive modeling; knowledge representation; educational authoring systems; and AI applications to real world problems; including education and training, fault diagnosis, and telecommunications network management. She also has an interest in the history of women in computer science and has written several papers on that topic.

e-mail: gurer@erg.sri.com


Dr. Carole Hafner

Associate Professor, College of Computer Science, Northeastern University
Ph.D. 1979, University of Michigan

Dr. Hafner's research areas are: conceptual information retrieval, natural language processing, developing robust techniques and system architectures for knowledge representation and text analysis in real world domains (law and biology).

Carole Hafner's Home Page

e-mail: hafner@ccs.neu.edu


Dr. Susanne E. Hambrusch

Professor, Department of Computer Science, Purdue University
Ph.D. 1982, Pennsylvania State University

Dr. Susanne Hambrusch received the Diplom Ingenieur in Computer Science from the Technical University of Vienna, Austria, in 1977, and the Ph.D. in Computer Science from the Pennsylvania State University in 1982. In 1982 she joined the faculty at Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana, where she is currently Professor of Computer Sciences. Professor Hambrusch's primary research interests are in the area of parallel computation and analysis of algorithms. Her work focuses on the design, analysis, and implementation of parallel algorithms on fine-grained and coarse-grained machines, with particular emphasis on graph problems and image processing tasks.

Susanne Hambrusch's Home Page

e-mail: seh@cs.purdue.edu


Dr. Johnette Hassell

Chair, Department of Computer Science, and
Assistant Dean for Engineering and Computer Science, Tulane University
Ph.D., Mathematics, 1975, Tulane University

Dr. Hassell received her bachelor's and master's degrees in mathematics from Texas Tech University. After several years of teaching mathematics, she returned to graduate school at Tulane to pursue a Ph.D. She founded the Computer Science Department at Xavier of Louisiana (a historically Black university in New Orleans), and was a founding organizer or Tulane's computer science program. She assumed the leadership of the department in 1984. During her tenure as Department Chair, Tulane has established a Ph.D. program and reached a steady state of Ph.D. production with 30% of its doctorates in computer science being earned by women. Also under Dr. Hassell's chairmanship, Tulane has merged the interdisciplinary computer engineering bachelors program into the C.S. departmental offerings and has established research centers in autonomous complex systems and in intelligent and knowledge-based systems research.

Since 1991, Dr. Hassell has served as Assistant Dean for Engineering and Computer Science, with duties including undergraduate admissions programming. In contrast to the national trend, Tulane's undergraduate computer science enrollments have increased over the last three years.

e-mail: hassell@cs.tulane.edu


Dr. Paula Hawthorn

Vice President, Product Development & Support, Illustra Information Technologies, Inc.
Ph.D. 1979, University of California at Berkeley

Dr. Hawthorn writes: "I have a B.S. in Mathematics from the University of Houston, Houston, TX. I was planning to be a Math teacher, but in 1965 (the summer before my senior year), I was arrested in a civil rights sit-in, and was not allowed to do my student teaching because the Houston Unified School District and the University of Houston did not believe that people with arrest records should be allowed into the student teaching program. So in my senior year I took a computer programming course, and when I graduated I got a programming job at Texaco. When I had my first child (in 1969) I quit the job at Texaco, but was too bored just taking care of a baby at home, and enrolled in the MS program in CS at the University of Houston. I fell in love with research...so at the age of 29 and by that time a single parent of two small children, I entered the PhD program at UC Berkeley. While at UCB I was a co-founder (along with Barbara Simons & Sheila Humphreys) of the UCB Re-entry program, a program to help women and other under-represented groups obtain the backgrounds they need to successfully enter a CS graduate program. I graduated with my PhD in 1979.

Since then I have held various research and management positions. I am currently the Vice-President of Engineering at Illustra, a database system company. Previous to this, I was manager of the operating systems research department at Hewlett Packard Laboratories; before that, Vice-President of Software Engineering, ShareBase (formerly Britton-Lee), a database machine company."

e-mail: paula@illustra.com


Prof. Mary Hayes

Associate Professor, Math/CS Dept., Mercer County Community College, Trenton, NJ
M.S., C.S. 1985, Monmouth College

Mary Hayes is an Associate Professor in the Math/CS Department at Mercer County Community College in Trenton, NJ. She received her BA in Mathematics from Rutgers in 1966 and her MS in Computer Science from Monmouth College in 1985. Before coming to community college teaching in 1980, she spent several years in industry working for Western Electric Engineering Research Center and Bell Labs. Professor Hayes teaches Intermediate Algebra, Discrete Math, Computer Concepts, Data Communications, and Data Center Management.

e-mail: hayes@mccc.edu


Dr. Sallie Henry

Associate Professor, Computer Science Department, Virginia Tech
Ph.D. 1979, Iowa State University

Dr. Henry's research interests are in the area of software process and product measurement.


Dr. Mary Jane Irwin

Professor, Pennsylvania State University
Ph.D. 1977, University of Illinois-Urbana-Champaign

Dr. Mary Jane Irwin received her Ph.D. from the University of Illinois-Urbana-Champaign in 1977. She is currently a full professor at Pennsylvania State University. Her primary research interests include computer architecture, the design of application specific VLSI processor, high speed arithmetic, and VLSI CAD tools. She is an elected member of ACM Council, the IEEECS Board of Governors, and the Computing Research Association Board. She is co-chairing CRA's Women's Committee - CRAW.

Mary Jane Irwin's Home Page


Dr. Bonnie E. John

Assistant Professor, Departments of Computer Science and Psychology and Human-Computer Interaction Institute, Carnegie Mellon University
Ph.D., Psychology, 1988, Carnegie Mellon University

Bonnie John has an engineering background (BEngr, 1977, The Cooper Union; MS, 1978, Stanford University) and direct experience with the inadequacy of psychology to really help in the design of computer interfaces (designing tele- and data-communication systems at Bell Laboratories, 1978-1983). With a strong desire to beat psychology into a useful shape, she obtained a Ph.D. in cognitive psychology (Carnegie Mellon, 1988). Her thesis work developed models of immediate response behavior (e.g., choice Reaction Time tasks and Stimulus-Response compatibility) and of expert transcription typing, involving aspects of perceptual, cognitive and motor behavior. This work has continued, spanning the range from quite theoretical (Soar models of learning and memory) to absolutely applied (evaluating telephone operator workstations with GOMS).

Bonnie E. John's Home Page

e-mail: bonnie.john@cs.cmu.edu


Kathleen Johnson

Information Technology Specialist, GlobalSoft, Austin, TX
2 years of college - no degree

I moved from typewriter to computer 14 years ago and have never looked back. All of my computing skills have been acquired on-the-job using trial-and-error experience, books and help from the computer scientists with whom I work. I built and now run Schlumberger's on-line self-serve personnel directory and Schlumberger's WWW recruiting server. In mid-1995 I was transferred to a software start-up named GlobalSoft and part of my new assignment is to build a WWW server for internal communications and customer communications.

e-mail: kjohnson@slb.com


Dr. Gerti Kappel

Full Professor, Johannes Kepler University
Ph.D. 1987, University of Vienna

Research Areas:

e-mail: gerti@ifs.uni-linz.ac.at


Dr. Anne Keuneke

Full Professor, Department of Computer Science, California State University, Chico
Ph.D. 1989, The Ohio State University

Anne Keuneke received her PH.D. from The Ohio State University in 1989 in the area of Artificial Intelligence. Her research interests lie particularly in the area of Functional Reasoning. Currently, her efforts are focused on the instruction of AI at both the undergraduate and graduate levels.

e-mail: amk@ecst.csuchico.edu


Dr. Maria Klawe

Maria Klawe was born in Toronto, Canada in 1951. She received both her Ph.D. (1977) and B.Sc. (1973) in Mathematics from the University of Alberta. Becoming interested in computer science, Maria joined the department at the University of Toronto as a graduate student (1978) and then as an assistant professor (1979). In 1980, Maria married Nick Pippenger, and they moved to California to join the new 'theory group' at what is now the IBM Almaden Research Center. During eight years at IBM, Maria's primary goal was to stimulate interaction between the computer science and mathematics communities. She created a discrete mathematics group, and managed this as well as a department containing several computer science groups with strong ties to mathematics. She led the creation of SIAM's activity group and journal in discrete mathematics. Her own research focused on problems in computer science involving discrete mathematics, yielding results in circuit complexity, data-structures, computational geometry, distributed algorithms, and circuit layout. Her best known contributions from this period are in matrix searching, a group of techniques used to provide fast algorithms for a broad range of problems in computational geometry, operations research and protein sequencing. While at IBM, Maria and Nick had two children, now 12 and 9, a boy, Janek, and a girl, Sasha.

In 1988, Maria and Nick joined the University of British Columbia. Maria's mandate as Professor and Head of the Department of Computer Science was to build one of the world's best departments. During her first term as Head, the department more than doubled in all respects including the recruitment of 17 new faculty. Maria's second term as Head started in 1993. Recently, Maria created E-GEMS, an international consortium of scientists, education researchers, teachers and game designers, whose goal is to understand how to build electronic learning environments that encourage and help children (especially girls) learn math and science. The partners in the E-GEMS project include, in addition to researchers in computer science and education at UBC, Electronic Arts, Queen's university, Science World, Apple Canada, and several schools. The Vancouver schools include Kerrisdale, Trafalgar and University Hill elementary schools. The first E-GEMS commercial product, a math CD-ROM game called Counting on Frank, was released in October 94.

Maria continues to serve on many scientific boards and advisory councils, including as Vice-Chair of the Board of the Computing Research Association, as a Trustee of the American Mathematical Society, and on the Premier's Advisory Council on Science and Technology. Last, but not least, Maria is a dedicated artist, long distance runner, and ocean kayaker.


Dr. Susan Landau

Research Associate Professor, University of Massachusetts
Ph.D. 1983, MIT

Dr. Landau's main interest is in algorithms, particularly those of an algebraic flavor. Her Ph.D. was a polynomial time algorithm for determining solvability by radicals; the previous best algorithm was exponential time. She also gave a polynomial time algorithm for the problem of polynomial factorization over algebraic number fields. She has worked on algorithms for polynomial decomposition, again improving the work from exponential to polynomial time. This algorithm, joint with Dexter Kozen, is implemented in the symbolic computation system AXIOM. It also showed that cryptography schemes based on polynomial composition were insecure. More recently Dr. Landau has worked on nested radicals; she has provided the first general results on the problems of denesting.

Dr. Landau has also worked on lower bounds for various algebraic problems. Some of her research is in computational geometry: finding embeddings of linkages in integer lattices, and ``shrinking'' polyhedrons. These latter problems find applications in robotics.

Dr. Landau has interests in cryptography. She has worked in the complexity of various number theoretic problems, including computing ``square-freeness.'' She has written several articles for the Notices of the American Mathematical Society (AMS) on cryptography, and she is co-author on the ACM report ``Codes, Keys, and Conflicts: Issues in U.S. Crypto Policy.''

She has served on the NRC Evaluation Panel for NSF Graduate Fellowships (1987-89, chair, 1989), and on NSF panels for Scientific Computing Equipment in the Mathematical Sciences (1987), and for PYI grants (1990). She is currently an Associate Editor for the Notices of the AMS.

e-mail: landau@cs.umass.edu


Dr. Nancy Leveson

Professor, Computer Science and Engineering, University of Washington
Ph.D. 1980, UCLA

Dr. Nancy G. Leveson is Boeing Professor of Computer Science and Engineering at the University of Washington. She is the founder of the new research area of Software Safety, whose goal is to provide assurance that software will not contribute to accidents in systems where the consequences of software errors could involve loss of life or property. Her research interests include software hazard analysis, requirements specification and analysis for safety, design for safety, verification of safety, and design of human-machine interaction. Dr. Leveson is Editor-in-Chief of IEEE Transactions on Software Engineering and a member of the Board of Directors of the Computing Research Association. She has appeared on the MacNeil/Lehrer News Hour, 20/20, CNN, and several BBC documentaries. She consults widely for industry and government agencies around the world on safety-critical systems in aerospace, defense, medical, and transportation systems.
(From: The Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing online brochure.)

e-mail: leveson@cs.washington.edu


Dr. Barbara Liskov

NEC Prof. of Software Science and Engineering, Electrical Engr. and Computer Sci ence Department, MIT.
Ph.D. 1968, Stanford

Dr. Barbara Liskov received her B.A. in mathematics from the University of California at Berkeley and her M.S. and Ph.D. in computer science from Stanford University. She is currently a member of the faculty at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where she is the NEC Professor of Software Science and Engineering. Her research and teaching interests include programming languages, programming methodology, distributed computing, and parallel computing. She is a member of ACM, IEEE, the National Academy of Engineering, and is a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.
(From: The Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing online brochure.)

e-mail: liskov@thor.lcs.mit.edu


Dr. Sandra A. Mamrak

Professor, Computer and Information Science, The Ohio State University
Ph.D. 1975, University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana

Professor Mamrak has been an active researcher in the area of data representation and interchange. She has co-authored a book on this topic, that is a user's guide to a publically available software toolset for data interchange. The book is entitled `The Integrated Chameleon Architecture: Translating Electronic Documents with Style.' Mamrak also has been an active supporter of women in CS. In particular, she co-authored the first two articles on women in computing in CACM in October 1976, and February 1978.

e-mail: mamrak@cis.ohio-state.edu


Dr. C. Dianne Martin

Associate Professor, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, School of Engineering and Applied Science, George Washington University
Ed.D. 1987, George Washington University

C. Dianne Martin is an Associate Professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at The George Washington University. She received a B.A. in economics and mathematics education from Western Maryland College, an M.S. in computer science from the University of Maryland, and an Ed.D. in teacher education from the George Washington University. For the past 15 years she has been actively involved in the field of computers in education, serving as president of the International Association of Computing in Education (IACE) and co-chair of four national conferences. She is Chair of the ACM Special Interest Group on Computers and Society (SIGCAS) and served as a member of the Task Force to revise the ACM Code of Professional Ethics. Her current research interests include multimedia applications in education, history of computers, ethical and social implications of computers, and gender issues in computer science and engineering.

e-mail: diannem@seas.gwu.edu


Dr. Dianne Prost O'Leary

Professor of Computer Science, Computer Science Department & Institute for Advanced Computer Studies, University of Maryland
Ph.D. 1976, Stanford University

Dr. O'Leary's research is in the area of scientific computing, parallel numeric algorithms, and computational linear algebra and optimization. Recent research has centered on numerical solution of Markov chains, ill-posed problems, and Helmholtz equations. She is a member of the editorial boards of SIAM Review, SIAM Journal on Matrix Analysis and Applications, and IEEE Computational Science.

e-mail: oleary@cs.umd.edu


Cherri Pancake

Associate Professor, Dept. of Computer Science, Oregon State University
Ph.D. (Computer Engineering) 1986, Auburn University

Cherri M. Pancake's research area is software support for high performance computing, with emphasis on usability requirements and user interface design. Her previous career involved extensive ethnographic fieldwork, where she applied cross-cultural survey and interviewing techniques to study social change in Guatemalan Indian communities. She later received the Ph.D. in Computer Engineering from Auburn University. Pancake now applies both ethnographic and engineering techniques to the problem of how tool interfaces might better support users' conceptual models.

Focussing on the needs of the scientific and technical programming communities, she has developed visual techniques for parallel debuggers and performance analysis tools. She serves as an advisor to the high-performance computing industry on human factors engineering for parallel computers, developing survey instruments and user-oriented testing techniques to identify usability problems. Pancake has a high profile in professional society activities, serving as area editor for high-performance computing for both COMMUNICATIONS OF THE ACM and IEEE COMPUTER. She is on the organizing committees for a number of national and international conferences, a member of the review board of the National High-Performance Computing Software Exchange, and director of the Northwest Alliance for Computational Science and Engineering (an NSF Metacenter Regional Alliance). She also serves as chair of the Parallel Tools Consortium, a collaborative effort that joins academic, industry, and federal organizations to develop portable software tools that respond directly to user needs.

Cherri Pancake's Home Page

e-mail: pancake@cs.orst.edu


Amy Pearl

Manager, Java Engineering, Sun Microsystems, Java Products Group
M.S. 1986, Stanford University

Amy Pearl has an undergraduate degree in CS from Mills College and an MS in CS from Stanford University. She has been at Sun for 9 years, the first 8 as an engineer. She was the sole designer and implementor of the Sun Link Service, an open protocol for creating hypertext links between elements of desktop applications. This product was a precursor to Tooltalk, Sun's desktop application communication protocol. She was a member of the advanced development Collaborative Computing group in Sunlabs and Sunsoft, where in 1991 she wrote the first desktop videoconferencing applications for Suns, based on IP multicast. She was a member of Sunsoft's WISE (Women in Software Engineering) task force, the chair of the ACM Committee on the status of Women, and editor of the January, 1995, issue of CACM on Women and Computing. She is currently Manager of Engineering for the Java product, a language and environment for Internet aware applications.


Sally (Sarah) Goodwin Peterson

President, Micro Managers, Inc.
Faculty Associate, Computer Science Dept., University of Wisconsin-Madison
M.S. 1971, Kansas State University
Graduate Work, University of Wisconsin

Sally Goodwin Peterson is president of Micro Managers Inc., a systems integration and computer training organization founded in 1979. MMI assists corporations involved in custom microcomputer system development. Sally has managed design and development teams as well as training and lecturing nationwide. Her training has included over 15 years of commitment to adult education during which she has authored and delivered hundreds of corporate and college technology courses . Currently she develops and delivers courses for corporate training at Intel Corporation and for the computer science department of the University of Wisconsin in Madison. Academic credentials include a BA in mathematics, an MS in mathematics/computer science, and work toward an MBA in management and a Ph.D. in computer science as well as extensive industry training in state-of-the-art technology.

e-mail: slpeters@facstaff.wisc.edu


Dr. Shari Lawrence Pfleeger

Visiting Professorial Research Fellow, Centre for Software Reliability, City University, London
Ph.D. 1989 (information technology & engineering), George Mason University

Dr. Pfleeger is president of Systems/Software, Inc., a consulting firm based in Washington, DC which focuses on helping its customers solve software engineering and technology transfer problems. For the past few years, she has been a visiting professorial research fellow at the Centre for Software Reliability, where she has worked on evaluating the effectiveness of standards, measuring the impact of formal methods on software quality, and developing guidelines for software engineers who want to do formal experiments and case studies. In the past, Dr. Pfleeger has been a principal scientist at the Contel Technology Center (where she headed the software metrics program) and at the MITRE Corporation. She is the author of several textbooks and dozens of papers in software engineering and mathematics. From 1990 to 1994, she headed the ACM Committee on the Status of Women and Minorities. She has served on the Industry Advisory Board of IEEE Software and is now Associate Editor-in-Chief of IEEE Software, as well as an advisor to IEEE Spectrum.

e-mail: shari@csr.city.ac.uk


Dr. Barbara Ryder

Director of the Laboratory for Computer Science, Rutgers University
Professor of Computer Science, Rutgers University
Ph.D. 1982, Rutgers University

Dr. Barbara Gershon Ryder is a Professor of Computer Science and Director of the Laboratory for Computer Science Research at Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ. Dr. Ryder currently serves as Chair of ACM SIGPLAN (1995-97) and as an Editorial Board Member of the Journal of Programming Languages. She was a recipient of an NSF Faculty Award for Women Scientists and Engineers (1991-1996) and served as an ACM National Lecturer from 1985-1988. Dr. Ryder's research interests include: compile-time program analyses and software tool development for sequential and parallel environments. Barbara Ryder's Home Page

e-mail: ryder@cs.rutgers.edu


Dr. Roberta Evans Sabin

Associate Professor, Loyola College
Ph.D. 1990, University of Maryland at Baltimore

Dr. Sabin received her Ph.D. in computer science from University of Maryland, Baltimore County, in 1990. She holds an MS in computer science from the Johns Hopkins University and a MA in mathematics from Villanova University. She has been a faculty member at Loyola for eleven years. She has served as a consultant for NASA at Goddard Space Flight Center and currently is involved in database research at the National Institutes of Health. Her current research interests are database design, algebraic coding theory, and computer science education.

Roberta Evans Sabin's Home Page

e-mail: res@loyola.edu


Dr. Dolly Samson

Chair and Associate Professor, Dept. of Information Systems and Technologies, Weber State University
Ph.D. 1988 (Information Technology), George Mason University

Dolly Samson began her computing career in 1973 in the aerospace industry and has since worked as a programmer and project manager in business, government, and educational organizations.

An early adopter of Internet and email technologies for instruction, Dr. Samson has used email for communicating with students since 1978, and currently uses the Web as a medium of instruction (see, for example, the course syllabi for Senior Seminar and a Global Issues in IT course. Samson also assists businesses in developing electronic commerce strategies and implementation plans. During 1996, she is working with Softopia Japan in Gifu, Japan, to assist local businesses develop Web strategies.

e-mail: dsamson@weber.edu


Dr. Kay G. Schulze

Associate Professor, United States Naval Academy
Ph.D. 1988, Boston University

Dr. Schulze received her Ph.D. in computer science from Boston University in 1988, a MA in computer science in 1984, a MA in mathematics in 1970 and a BS in mathematics in 1968. She has been a professor at the Naval Academy for seven years and has served as Associate Chair of the department. Her prior teaching experience was with the computer science departments at the University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth and at Boston University.

She conducts research at the Naval Research Laboratory in human-computer interaction, specifically in the transference of verbal communications to the computer interface in a hierarchical team setting. She also conducts research in Computer Ethics.

Kay Schulze's Home Page

e-mail: schulze@scs.usna.navy.mil


Dr. Mary Shaw

Professor and Associate Dean for Professional Education, Computer Science Department, Carnegie Mellon University
Ph.D. 1972 (C.S.), Carnegie Mellon University

Mary Shaw is the Alan J. Perlis Professor of Computer Science and Associate Dean for Professional Education Programs, and member of the Human Computer Interaction Institute and the Software Engineering Institute at Carnegie Mellon University. She has been a member of this faculty since completing the Ph.D. degree at Carnegie-Mellon in 1972. From 1984 to 1987 she served as Chief Scientist of CMU's Software Engineering Institute, where she still holds a joint appointment. She had previously received a B.A (cum laude) from Rice University and worked in systems programming and research at the Research Analysis Corporation and Rice University.

Her research interests in computer science lie primarily in the areas of programming systems and software engineering, particularly software architecture, programming languages, specifications, and abstraction techniques. Particular areas of interest and projects have included software architectures (Vitruvius), technology transition (SEI), program organization for quality human interfaces (Descartes), programming language design (Alphard, Tartan), abstraction techniques for advanced programming methodologies (abstract data types, generic definitions), reliable software development (strong typing and modularity), evaluation techniques for software (performance specification, compiler contraction, software metrics), and analysis of algorithms (polynomial derivative evaluation).

Dr. Shaw is an author or editor of six books and more than one hundred papers and technical reports. In 1993 she received the Warnier prize for contributions to software engineering. She is a Fellow of the IEEE and of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. She is a member of the Association for Computing Machinery, the Society of the Sigma Xi, and the New York Academy of Sciences. She serves on Working Group 2.4 (System Implementation Languages) of the International Federation of Information Processing Societies. In addition, she has served on a number of advisory and review panels, conference program committees, and editorial boards.

Mary Shaw's Home Page

e-mail: Mary.Shaw@cs.cmu.edu


Dr. Ruth Silverman

Professor, Department of Computer Science, University of the District of Columbia
Visiting Professor, Center for Automation Research, University of Maryland, College Park
Ph.D. 1970 (Mathematics), University of Washington

Ruth Silverman is a tenured Professor in the Computer Science Department at the University of the District of Columbia. She recently spent her sabbatical leave as a Visiting Professor at the University of Maryland, College Park, in the Center for Automation Research. She holds a Ph.D. in mathematics from the University of Washington, Seattle (1970) and was a Postdoctoral Fellow in Computer Science at Yale University. She has over 25 publications in the areas of computational geometry, combinatorial geometry, convexity and graph theory. She has received grant support for her research in computational geometry from the National Science Foundation, as well as a grant to develop a course in Simulation for Computer Science Majors.

e-mail: ruth@cfar.umd.edu


Dr. Barbara Simons

Senior Programmer, Application Development Technology Institute, IBM Software Solutions Division
Ph.D. 1981, U.C. Berkeley

Barbara Simons received her Ph.D. in 1981 in computer science from the University of California at Berkeley. In 1980 she joined the Research Division of IBM, and she is currently a member of the Application Development Technology Institute in the IBM Software Solutions Division. Her main areas of research are compiler optimization and scheduling. Her dissertation solved a major open problem in scheduling theory, and she has received an IBM Research Division Award for work on clock synchronization. She has authored or coauthored many papers and two books. She is a National Lecturer for the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM).

Dr. Simons is a Fellow of both the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) and ACM. In 1992 she was awarded the CPSR Norbert Wiener Award for Professional and Social Responsibility in Computing. Dr. Simons chairs USACM, the ACM U.S. Public Policy Committee. She was ACM secretary in 1990 - 92, and prior to that she was chair of the ACM Committee on Scientific Freedom and Human Rights. She was also vice-chair of SIGACT, the ACM Special Interest Group on Computer Science Theory, and she served as the Project Advisor to the Project on Funding Policy in Computer Science, which she organized. Dr. Simons was a co-founder of the U.C. Berkeley Computer Science Department Reentry Program for Women and Minorities.

e-mail: simons@vnet.ibm.com


Dr. Karen Sparck Jones

Computer Laboratory, University of Cambridge
Ph.D. 1964, University of Cambridge

Karen Sparck Jones is Reader in Computers and Information at the Computer Laboratory, University of Cambridge. She has worked in automatic information and language processing since the late fifties, directing a range of research projects, and is the author of numerous publications in these areas. Her research in the last decade has been in document indexing and retrieval, database query, user and agent modelling, summarising, and language system building and evaluation. She has also been professionally involved in Cambridge, national and international activities and programmes, especially in the language processing area. She is currently President of the Association for Computational Linguistics, is a Fellow of the American Association for Artificial Intelligence, and has received two awards for her information retrieval research.


Dr. Rebecca Thomas

University of Northern Iowa
Ph.D. 1993, Stanford University

Dr. Thomas's PhD dissertation was in the field of artificial intelligence, and presents both a programming language suitable for multi-agent systems and a formal theory of the mental states of agents. Her other professional interests include research in computer science education and issues relating to women in computer science.

e-mail: thomas@cs.uni.edu


Dr. Dana L. Ulery

Senior Research Scientist, Acting Chief, Intelligent Systems Branch, U.S. Army Research Laboratory
Information Technology and Telecommunications Laboratory, Georgia Tech. Research Institute, Georgia Institute of Technology
Ph.D. 1976, University of Delaware

Dr. Dana L. Ulery is currently a Senior Research Scientist at the Georgia Tech Research Institute and Acting Chief of the Intelligent Systems Branch at the U.S. Army Research Laboratory. Pan American Chair of United Nations/EDIFACT Committees for Product Data and EDI Associated Objects, Ulery is internationally recognized for her contributions to electronic data interchange. She formerly was a Senior Consultant and Program Manager with the DuPont Company, where she worked as a corporate and cross-industry consultant in software systems for manufacturing.

Dr. Anneliese von Mayrhauser

Department of Computer Science, Colorado State University
Ph.D. 1979, Duke University

Dr. von Mayrhauser's research interests are in software engineering, particularly testing and program comprehension, and in performance analysis and analytic modeling. She has published over 80 articles in conferences and journals and is the author of a software engineering text. Her work emphasizes experimental analysis and evaluation. She serves on several editorial boards and has been an elected Vice President for the IEEE Computer Society.

e-mail: avm@cs.colostate.edu


Dr. Jennifer Widom

Department of Computer Science, Stanford University
Ph.D. 1987, Cornell University

Jennifer Widom is an Assistant Professor in the Computer Science Department at Stanford University. She received her Bachelors degree from the Indiana University School of Music in 1982 and her Ph.D. from Cornell University in 1987. From 1987-88 she was a Visiting Assistant Professor in the Computer Science Department at Cornell. Before coming to Stanford in 1993, she spent five years as a Research Staff Member at the IBM Almaden Research Center. Professor Widom's research interests include active database languages, systems and applications, distributed and heterogeneous database systems, and database constraint management.

e-mail: widom@cs.stanford.edu


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