Past Members

* designates Emeritus Members

Frances Allen

Annie Anton

Cecilia Aragon

Carla Brodley *

Fran Berman *

Anita Borg

Anne Condon *

Janice Cuny *

Dona Crawford

Faith Ellen

Joan Feigenbaum

Kathleen Fisher *

Joan Francioni *

Susanne Hambrusch

Mary Jean Harrold *

Jessica Hodgins

Mary Jane Irwin *

Leah Jameson *

Sandra K. Johnson

Maria Klawe *

Susan Landau

Tessa Lau

Nancy Leveson *

Margaret Martonosi *

Renee Miller

Joanne Ordille

Joe O'Rourke

Martha Pollack

Ann Redelfs

Mary Lou Soffa *

Valerie Taylor

Manuela Veloso

Mary Vernon

Members List

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Nancy Amato - CRA-W Co-Chair, Steering Committee

Distributed Research Experiences for Undergraduates (DREU)

Nancy M. Amato is a professor of computer science and engineering at Texas A&M University where she co-directs the Parasol Lab and is chair of the university-level Alliance for Bioinformatics, Computational Biology, and Systems Biology.

A.J. Bernheim Brush - CRA-W Co-Chair, Steering Committee

Career Mentoring Workshop at Grace Hopper conference

A.J. Bernheim Brush is a Senior  Researcher at Microsoft Research in Redmond, Washington, USA.  Her research area is human-computer interaction with a focus on Ubiquitous Computing and Computer Supported Cooperative Work.  A.J. graduated Summa cum Laude from Williams College and earned her Ph.D. in Computer Science at the University of Washington.

Deb Agarwal - Steering Committee

CMW and CAPP-L Co-Director

 Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory - Advanced Computing for Science Department

Deb Agarwal is a Senior Staff Scientist at the Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory and head of the Advanced Computing for Science Department.

Tracy Camp - Steering  Committee, former co-chair

Steering Committee
Colorado School of Mines

Tracy Camp is a Professor of computer science at the Colorado School of Mines. She is the founder and Director of the Toilers (, an active ad hoc networks research group. Her current research interests include the credibility of ad hoc network simulation studies and deploying wireless sensor networks on geosystems.

Sheila Castaneda

Career Mentoring Workshop (CMW-E), Webpage Manager

Sheila CastaƱeda is Chair and Associate Professor in the Computer Science Department at Clarke University in Dubuque, Iowa, where she has taught since 1980. Her main areas of interest and teaching responsibility are in database systems and programming languages.

Lori Clarke - Steering Committee, former co-chair

Grad Cohort Workshop

Professor Lori A. Clarke is a member of the Department of Computer Science at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. She does research in software engineering, focusing on the verification of distributed systems and requirements engineering. Recently she has been exploring using these and other analysis techniques to help reduce errors in medical processes. She is an ACM and IEEE Fellow.


Joanne Cohoon


Dr. Joanne McGrath Cohoon holds positions as Senior Research Scientist at the National Center for Women & IT and as Assistant Professor of Science, Technology, and Society at the University of Virginia.

Andrea Danyluk - Steering Committee

Collaborative Research Experience for Undergraduates (CREU)

Andrea Danyluk is a professor of Computer Science at Williams College. She received her A.B. from Vassar College in 1984 and her Ph.D. from Columbia University in 1992, and was a researcher at NYNEX (now Verizon) before joining the faculty at Williams in 1994. Danyluk's research interests are focused on applications of machine learning.

Dilma Da Silva

Discipline-specific Mentoring Workshops (DSW), Support for Travel Grant

Dilma da Silva is Department Head and Professor at the Department of Computer Science at Texas A & M University. She received her Ph.D in Computer Science from Georgia Tech in 1997.

Sandhya Dwarkadas

BECA Award, Grad Cohort Program

Sandhya Dwarkadas is currently a Professor of Computer Science at the University of Rochester, with a secondary appointment in Electrical and Computer Engineering. She received her Bachelor's from the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras, India.

Carla Ellis - Steering Committee, former co-chair

Fundraising, Newsletter co-editor

Carla Schlatter Ellis is a professor emerita of Computer Science at Duke University. She received the B.S. degree from the University of Toledo, Toledo Oh, in 1972 and the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Washington, Seattle, in 1977 and 1979.

Maria Gini

Distributed Research Experiences for Undergraduates (DREU)

Maria Gini is a Professor in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at the University of Minnesota. She specializes in Artificial Intelligence and robotics.

Susanne Hambrusch

Special Projects

Susanne Hambrusch is a professor of computer science at Purdue University. Her research interests are in query and data management, computer science education, parallel and distributed computation, and analysis of algorithms. Susanne currently also serves on the board of directors of the Computing Research Association (CRA), CRA's Taulbee Survey Committee and she is a co-chair on CRA’s Education committee.


Julia Hirschberg

Distributed Research Experiences for Undergraduates (DREU)

Julia Hirschberg is Professor of Computer Science at Columbia University. From 1985-2003 she worked at Bell Labs and AT&T Labs, as member of Technical Staff working on intonation assignment in text-to-speech synthesis and then as Head of the Human Computer Interaction Research Department

Ayanna M. Howard

Grad Cohort Workshop

Ayanna Howard is the Motorola Foundation Professor at the Georgia Institute of Technology, where she also serves as the Associate Director of Research for the Institute for Robotics and Intelligent Machines. 

Anna R. Karlin

Career Mentoring Workshop (CMW-R)

Anna R. Karlin is the Microsoft Professor of Computer Science and Engineering at the University of Washington. Her research is primarily in theoretical computer science. She also works at the interface between theory and other areas.

Patty Lopez


Patty Lopez spent 19 years as an Imaging Scientist for Hewlett Packard, creating and transferring technology in imaging and color algorithms into scanner, camera, and all-in-one products. Patty joined Intel in August 2008 and now works on microprocessor logic validation for manufacturability.

Kathryn McKinley -  Steering Committee, former co-chair

Steering Committee
Principal Researcher, Microsoft
Endowed Professor of Computer Science, The University of Texas at Austin

Gail Murphy

CREUC (Collaborative Research Experience for Undergraduates Canada)

Gail Murphy is a Professor in the Department of Computer Science at the University of British Columbia. Her main area of research is software engineering.

Lori Pollock - Steering Committee, former co-chair

Lori Pollock is a Professor in Computer and Information Sciences at the University of Delaware where she has been a faculty member since 1991. Her research focuses on software analysis for software maintenance tools, software testing, and program analysis for optimizing compilers, parallel and distributed systems.

Padma Raghavan

Distinguished Lecture Series (DLS) 

Padma Raghavan is a Distinguished Professor of Computer Science and Engineering at The Pennsylvania State University. She is the founding Director of the university wide Institute for CyberScience at Penn State, organized through the Office of the Vice-President for Research and charged with promoting interdisciplinary research and education in discovery and design through computational modeling, simulation and data analysis. Raghavan’s research concerns high-performance computing and computational science and engineering. 

Susan Rodger

Career Mentoring Workshop (CMW-E), Advanced Career Mentoring Workshop (CAPP-E)CRA-W and Anita Borg Institute Wikipedia Project

Susan Rodger is Professor of the Practice in the Department of Computer
Science at Duke University where she has been a faculty member since 1994.
She received her Ph.D. (1989) in Computer Science from Purdue University
and her B.S. (1983) in Computer Science and Mathematics from North Carolina State University.

Holly Rushmeier


Holly Rushmeier is a professor of Computer Science at Yale University. She received the BS(1977), MS(1986), and PhD(1988) in Mechanical Engineering from Cornell University. Since receiving the PhD she has held positions at Georgia Tech, NIST and IBM TJ Watson Research. Her area of interest is computer graphics.

Amanda Stent

Newsletter co-editor

Amanda Stent is a Principal Research Scientist at Yahoo Labs in New York, NY.

Rebecca Wright


Rebecca Wright is a professor in the Computer Science Department and Director of DIMACS at Rutgers. Her research spans the area of information security, including cryptography, privacy, foundations of computer security, and fault-tolerant distributed computing, as well as foundations of networking.