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Susan Gerhart received her BA in Mathematics from Ohio Wesleyan University, her MS in Communication Sciences from University of Michigan, and her PhD in Computer Science from Carnegie Mellon University. She completed her thesis "Verification of APL Programs" in 1972 under thesis advisor Donald W. Loveland. She credited Sputnik with having inspired her to study science.
She established a project to develop curricula to increase security in aviation-oriented computing education. This project produced several papers and modules, including one on buffer overflow vulnerabilities.
Her other publications include "Toward a theory of test data selection", "An International Survey of Industrial Applications of Formal Methods. Volume 2. Case Studies", and "Do Web search engines suppress controversy?".
Macular Degeneration Advocacy
Having been personally impacted by macular degeneration, she maintains the "As Your World Changes" blog on using technology, including podcasts, to overcome vision loss. In 2009 she spoke at the IEEE conference on Software Testing, Verification and Validation on "The Disability/Mobility Challenge: Formulating Criteria for Testing Accessibility and Usability".
- Susan Gerhart Bio
- Susan Gerhart Professional Activities
- Donald W. Loveland CV
- [ www.youtube.com/watch?v=afpMLOzzcfg]
- NSF Security Grant: Project Information
- NSF Award #0113627
- ACM citation: Toward a theory of test data selection
- DTIC citation: An International Survey of Industrial Applications of Formal Methods
- First Monday: Do Web search engines suppress controversy?
- Founding Systers
- Anita Borg Interview
- John Udell's Interview with Innovators podcast with Susan Gerhart
- Life in Libraryland: Susan Gerhart on Ada Lovelace Day