DSI Director Jeannette Wing to Receive Honorary Degree from Sweden's Linköping University

DSI Director Jeannette Wing to Receive Honorary Degree from Sweden's Linköping University

Jeannette M. Wing, Avanessians Director of the Data Science Institute and Professor of Computer Science at Columbia University, will receive an honorary degree from Linköping University in Sweden

The 2020 awards ceremony and academic feast are postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic. 

Wing will receive the honorary degree of Doctor of Technology for her work on computer science thinking, formal methods, and artificial intelligence. She also serves as an advisor to Sweden's Wallenberg AI, Autonomous Systems and Software Program, which is a national initiative for basic research, education, and faculty recruitment. 

Her areas of research expertise include security and privacy, formal methods, programming languages, and distributed and concurrent systems. She is widely recognized for her intellectual leadership in computer science, particularly in trustworthy computing, and her 2006 essay on computational thinking, which helped establish the centrality of computer science to problem solving in other fields.

Wing joined the Columbia faculty and the Data Science Institute in July 2017. She previously served as corporate vice president of Microsoft Research; head of the Department of Computer Science and associate dean for academic affairs of the School of Computer Science at Carnegie Mellon University; and assistant director of the Computer and Information Science and Engineering Directorate of the National Science Foundation. 

She is a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the Association for Computing Machinery, and the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers and holds bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees from MIT. 

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