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NSF’s Jeannette Wing to Speak at BCOE 20th Anniversary Lecture Series Feb. 17


NSF’s Jeannette Wing to Speak at BCOE 20th Anniversary Lecture Series Feb. 17

Will Discuss Frontiers in Computing Research and Education: A View from the National Science Foundation

(February 10, 2010)

Jeannette Wing, assistant director of the Computer and Information Science and Engineering Directorate at the National Science Foundation.

Jeannette Wing, assistant director of the Computer and Information Science and Engineering Directorate at the National Science Foundation.

Jeannette M. Wing, assistant director of the Computer and Information Science and Engineering (CISE) Directorate at the National Science Foundation (NSF) will be the next speaker in the Bourns College of Engineering (BCOE) 20th Anniversary Distinguished Speaker Series, “Engineering Opportunities and Challenges: The Next 20 Years.”

Wing will deliver a talk, “Frontiers in Computing Research and Education: A View from the National Science Foundation.” The lecture is free and open to the public and will be held Wednesday, Feb. 17, at 3 p.m., in Engineering Building II, room 205/206.

Wing began her duties at the NSF directorate in July 2007. She guides and manages funding for the federal agency that supports research in computer and information science and engineering. With a budget of over $527 million, CISE provides 86 percent of all federally funded research in computer science.

In addition to research support, the CISE directorate contributes to the education and training of future generations of computer scientists and engineers. Wing's research interests are in the areas of specification and verification, concurrent and distributed systems, and programming languages.

Wing earned her S.B., S.M. and Ph.D. degrees at Massachusetts Institute of Technology and is President's Professor of Computer Science in the Computer Science Department at Carnegie Mellon University. She has worked or consulted for AT&T Bell Laboratories, Xerox Palo Alto Research Laboratories, Digital Equipment Corporation, the Jet Propulsion Laboratory and Microsoft Corporation. She is a member of the National Academies of Sciences' Computer Science and Telecommunications Board, Microsoft Corporation's Trustworthy Computing Academic Advisory Board and is an elected member-at-large of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) Council.

The Bourns College of Engineering is celebrating its 20th anniversary during the 2009-10 academic year with a series of distinguished lectures looking ahead at the next 20 years in a variety of science and engineering topics.

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