Tracy Camp

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Tracy Kay Camp
Tracy Camp
Born (1964-09-27) September 27, 1964 (age 52)
Detroit, Michigan, US
Nationality American
Fields Computer Science
Institutions Colorado School of Mines
University of Alabama
Alma mater The College of William and Mary
Michigan State University
Kalamazoo College
Doctoral advisor Phil Kearns
Notable awards ACM Fellow (2012)
ACM Distinguished Scientist (2006)

Tracy Kay Camp (born September 27, 1964) is an American computer scientist noted for her research on wireless networking. She is also noted for her leadership in broadening participation in computing. She was the Co-Chair of CRA-W from 2011 to 2014 and she was the co-Chair of ACM-W [1] from 1998 to 2002.


Camp received a B.A. in Mathematics from Kalamazoo College in 1987. She received a M.S. in Computer Science from Michigan State University in 1989 and a Ph.D in Computer Science from The College of William & Mary in 1993.

She then joined the Department of Computer Science at the University of Alabama as an assistant professor in 1993. In 1998 she moved to the Colorado School of Mines as an assistant professor, and was then promoted to associate professor in 2000 and to professor in 2007. In 2010–11, she was interim head of Mathematical and Computer Sciences and then interim head of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. In this role, she helped lead this re-organization of the university.


In 2012[2] she was named an ACM Fellow.

Her other notable awards include:


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