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Jeannette Wing, PhD

EVP Research & Professor of Computer Science

Jeannette M. Wing is the Executive Vice President for Research and Professor of Computer Science at Columbia University. She joined Columbia in 2017 as the inaugural Avanessians Director of the DataScience Institute. From 2013 to 2017, she was a Corporate Vice President of Microsoft Research. She is Adjunct Professor of Computer Science at Carnegie Mellon where she twice served as the Head of the Computer Science Department and had been on the faculty since 1985. 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.

Professor Wing's current research focus is on trustworthy AI. Her general research interests are in the areas of trustworthy computing, security and privacy, specification and verification,concurrent and distributed systems, programming languages, and software engineering. She is known for her work on linearizability,behavioral subtyping, attack graphs, and privacy-compliance checkers. Her 2006 seminal essay, titled "Computational Thinking," is credited with helping to establish the centrality of computer science to problem-solving in fields where previously it had not been embraced.

She is currently a member of the American Academy for Arts and Sciences Board of Directors and Council; the New York State Commission on Artificial Intelligence, Robotics, and Automation; and the AdvisoryBoard for the Association for Women in Mathematics. She has been chair and/or a member of many other academic, government, industry, and professional society advisory boards. She was or is on the editorial board of twelve journals, including the Journal of the ACM, the Communications of the ACM, and the Harvard Data ScienceReview. She received the CRA Distinguished Service Award in 2011 and the ACM Distinguished Service Award in 2014. She is a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, American Association for the Advancement of Science, the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM),and the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE). She holds an honorary doctorate of technology from Linkoping University, Sweden.

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