Karen Elizabeth Jefferson Petrie
|Born||December 2, 1980|
|Alma mater||University of St Andrews, University of Huddersfield, University of Oxford|
|Institutions||University of Dundee|
|Thesis||Constraint Programming, Search and Symmetry (2005)|
|Doctoral advisor||Barbara Smith|
Karen Petrie is a British computer scientist specialising in the area of constraints programming. She was named young IT practitioner of the year by the British Computer Society (BCS) in 2004, for work she carried out whilst on placement at NASA. She is currently a reader in the School of Science and Engineering at the University of Dundee.
Petrie is responsible for an argument about sexist behaviour in gender-imbalanced groups called "The Petrie Multiplier", which states that with a gender ratio of 1:r, women will receive r2 times as many sexist remarks as men. Proving tight upper and lower bounds remains an open question.
- "Individual - Photos - 2004 Awards - IT Industry Awards Archive - UK IT Industry Awards - Awards and competitions - Events - BCS - The Chartered Institute for IT". www.bcs.org.
- Dr Karen Petrie, School of Science and Engineering, University of Dundee.
- "BCSWomen". BCSWomen.
- "The Petrie Multiplier: Why an Attack on Sexism in Tech is NOT an Attack on Men". iangent.blogspot.co.uk.
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