Jeannette Wing

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Jeannette Wing
Jeannette Wing, Davos 2013.jpg
Speaking at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, on 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[1]
Doctoral students
  • C. Damon
  • D. Detlefs
  • B. Horn
  • D. Kindred
  • F. Knabe ·
  • R. Lerner
  • G. Morrisett
  • S. Nettles
  • R. O'Callahan ·
  • O. Sheyner
  • M. Tschantz
  • H. Wong
  • T. Wong
  • A. Zaremski[1]
Website
www.cs.cmu.edu/~wing/

Jeannette Marie Wing is Corporate Vice President of Microsoft Research with oversight of its core research laboratories around the world and Microsoft Research Connections.[2][3] Prior to 2013, she was 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.[4][5][6][7][8][9][10][11][12][13]

Education[edit]

Wing 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.[1]

Career and research[edit]

Wing was on the faculty of the University of Southern California from 1982 to 1985 and then the faculty of Carnegie Mellon from 1985 to 2012. She served as the head of the Computer Science Department from 2004 to 2007 and from 2010 to 2012. In January 2013, she took a leave from Carnegie Mellon to work at Microsoft Research.

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.[14]

With Barbara Liskov, she 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 they might be applied in other disciplines.[4]

She is a member of the editorial board of the following journals:

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Jeannette Wing at the Mathematics Genealogy Project
  2. ^ "Jeannette Wing". Retrieved July 6, 2014. 
  3. ^ http://blogs.technet.com/b/next/archive/2012/11/20/dr-jeannette-wing-new-vice-president-head-of-microsoft-research-international.aspx
  4. ^ a b Wing, Jeanette M. (2006). "Computational thinking". Communications of the ACM 49 (3): 33. doi:10.1145/1118178.1118215. 
  5. ^ Wing, Jeannette M; Woodcock, Jim; Davies, Jim, eds. (1999). FM'99 — Formal Methods: World Congress on Formal Methods in the Development of Computing Systems Toulouse, France, September 20–24, 1999 Proceedings, Volume I. LNCS 1708. Springer-Verlag. doi:10.1007/3-540-48119-2. ISBN 978-3-540-66587-8. 
  6. ^ Wing, Jeannette M; Woodcock, Jim; Davies, Jim, eds. (1999). FM'99 — Formal Methods: World Congress on Formal Methods in the Development of Computing Systems Toulouse, France, September 20–24, 1999 Proceedings, Volume II. LNCS 1709. Springer-Verlag. doi:10.1007/3-540-48118-4. ISBN 978-3-540-66588-5. 
  7. ^ Martin, U.; Wing, J. M., eds. (1993). Proceedings of the First International Workshop on Larch. Workshops in Computing. Springer-Verlag. ISBN 3-540-19804-0. 
  8. ^ Garland, S. J.; Jones, K. D.; Modet, A.; Wing, J. M. (1993). Guttag, J. V.; Horning, J. J., eds. Larch: Languages and Tools for Formal Specification. Springer-Verlag. doi:10.1007/978-1-4612-2704-5. ISBN 978-1-4612-7636-4. 
  9. ^ List of publications from the DBLP Bibliography Server
  10. ^ Jeannette Wing from the Scopus bibliographic database.
  11. ^ Jeannette Wing from the ACM Portal
  12. ^ Herlihy, M. P.; Wing, J. M. (1990). "Linearizability: A correctness condition for concurrent objects". ACM Transactions on Programming Languages and Systems 12 (3): 463. doi:10.1145/78969.78972. 
  13. ^ Clarke, E. M.; Wing, J. M. (1996). "Formal methods: State of the art and future directions". ACM Computing Surveys 28 (4): 626. doi:10.1145/242223.242257. 
  14. ^ http://www.cs.cmu.edu/afs/cs/usr/wing/www/publications/

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