Jeannette M. Wing

Jeannette M. Wing is Corporate Vice President, Microsoft Research.

She is Consulting Professor of Computer Science at Carnegie Mellon University where she twice served as the Head of the Computer Science Department.

From 2007-2010 she was the Assistant Director of the Computer and Information Science and Engineering Directorate at the National Science Foundation.

She received her S.B., S.M., and Ph.D. degrees in Computer Science, all from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Dr. Wing‟s general research interests are in the areas of trustworthy computing, specification and verification, concurrent and distributed systems, programming languages, and software engineering.

Her current interests are in the foundations of security and privacy.

She was/is on the editorial board of twelve scholarly journals and serves on the Board of Trustees for the Institute of Pure and Applied Mathematics.

She has been chair or member of dozens of industrial, academic, and government advisory boards.

She was on the faculty at the University of Southern California, and worked at Bell Laboratories, USC/Information Sciences Institute, and Xerox Palo Alto Research Laboratories.

She received the Distinguished Service Award from both the Computing Research Association and the Association for Computing Machinery.

She is a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, American Association for the Advancement of Science, Association for Computing Machinery, and Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers.

She is known for her advocacy of computational thinking.

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