Jeannette Wing

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Jeannette Wing
Jeannette Wing, Davos 2013.jpg
Jeannette Wing speaks at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, January 26, 2013.
Born Jeannette Marie Wing
Nationality American
Fields Computer science
Institutions Carnegie Mellon University
Alma mater Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Thesis A Two-Tiered Approach to Specifying Programs (1983)
Doctoral advisor John Guttag

Jeannette Marie Wing is the President's Professor of Computer Science at Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States. She also served as assistant director for Computer and Information Science and Engineering at the NSF from 2007 to 2010.

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She earned her S.B. and S.M. in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at MIT in June 1979. Her advisers were Ronald Rivest and John Reiser. In 1983, she earned her Ph.D. in Computer Science at MIT under John Guttag. She was on the faculty of the University of Southern California from 1982 to 1985 and has been on the faculty of Carnegie Mellon ever since. She served as the head of the Computer Science Department from 2004 to 2007 and from 2010 to 2012.

Wing has been a leading member of the formal methods community, especially in the area of Larch. She has led many research projects and has published widely.[1]

With Barbara Liskov, Jeannette Wing developed the Liskov substitution principle, published in 1993.

She has also been a strong promoter of computational thinking, expressing the algorithmic problem solving and abstraction techniques used by computer scientists, and how these ideas might be applicable to other disciplines. [2]

She is on the editorial board of the following journals:

On November 20, 2012, Microsoft announced that Wing had been named Vice President, Head of Microsoft Research International.[3]


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