The Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), has named 45 distinguished members, including David R. Cheriton School of Computer Science director of Women in Computer Science Jo Atlee, for their individual contributions to the field of computing. Their achievements have advanced the science, engineering and education of computing, and highlight the growing role of computing in the major technological advances shaping society today.
“The contributions of our distinguished members lead to breakthroughs that improve our lives, advance the frontiers of scientific discovery, and boost economic development,” explains ACM president Vicki L. Hanson. “Our global roster of 2016 distinguished members reminds us that excellence in our field knows no borders. For all our new distinguished members, we celebrate their dedication to computing, their creativity, and their exemplary professional accomplishments.”
Atlee was named the University's first director of Women in Computer Science in August 2015. In addition to research, teaching, and graduate supervision, Atlee’s role will help bring diversity into the leadership of the school and increase consideration and impact of decisions on under-represented populations.
Atlee is interested in all aspects of model-based software engineering, with a particular interest in requirements and design notations that are understandable and readable by practitioners, yet have semantics that are precise enough to be automatically analyzed.