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 Avanessians Director of the Data Science Institute, after four-and-a-half years as Corporate Vice President of Microsoft Research. She is Adjunct Professor of Computer Science at Carnegie Mellon where she 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 MIT.
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, and programming languages. Her 2006 seminal essay, titled "Computational Thinking," is credited with helping to establish the centrality of computer science to problem-solving in all fields.
She has received the Distinguished Service Awards from both ACM and CRA. She is a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, American Association for the Advancement of Science, ACM, and IEEE. She holds an honorary doctorate of technology from Linkoping University, Sweden.
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