Welcome

I have been in Computer Science for over 30 years as a computer programmer, textbook author, and educator. I enjoy all aspects of computer science but particularly AI.

When I started in Computer Science there were few women. Today there seem to be even fewer. As of Fall 2019, I will take on two roles that support UTD's efforts to increase participation of women and under-represented groups:

  • I am the co-sponsor of UTD's Grace Series of lectures empowering women and men in Computer Science. The Grace Series is led by Dr. Pushpa Kumar here at UTD.
  • I am the faculty advisor for UTD's WWC Women Who Compute organization.



Teaching

Computer Science is not just a pathway to a great career, it is an intellectually challenging field that is continually evolving. I seek to instill a sense of curiosity, creativity, and persistence in students in classroom discussions, and by designing assessments and assignments that allow students to individually demonstrate their knowledge and skills.

Research

I completed my PhD in Computer Science in 2016. My research focused on Natural Language Processing, particularly in techniques that can be applied to educational technology.

A side interest is computer architecture. Prior to receiving my PhD, in collaboration with my husband, we published a series of microprocessor textbooks that are used around the world.

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Service

  • Reviewer, 2018 EMNLP
  • Reviewer, 2018 NAACL
  • Reviewer, 2018 ACL
  • 2015 NAACL Co-chair Student Research Workshop
  • Reviewer, IEEE Transactions on Learning Technologies
  • Mentor, Women Mentoring Women in Engineering
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