Academic Women
in EECS Web Page

by
Anne C. Elster
with support from NTNU's "Women in Computing Project (Jenter og Data)

This page is now being updated based on feedback from each institution. Please e-mail updates to:
<webwomen@idi.ntnu.no>

A revamped version will be available by Spring 2002.


Table of Contents

  1. Background and Info
  2. Organization Details
  3. Index of Top 25+ US Colleges & Universities
  4. Index of Other US Colleges & Universities
  5. Index of Non-US Colleges & Universities
  6. Top 25 US Rankings -- Engineering: Computer
  7. Top 25 US Rankings -- Computer Science
  8. Interesting Links

Background and History

Following are lists of some of the women employed as faculty in EE, CS and CS-related fields at academic institutions. Non-tenure track women faculty are listed when easily found on their Web pages and/or when their names are submitted to me. This page is a "work-in-progress".

I started compiling the first draft by making a quick scan of the WWW since I was asked to find women with full professorships in scientific computing to serve on a review committee for an European academic job. I hence also included the fields of interest, highest degree (and from which college) based on what I found on the women's department and/or home pages. The request came because when these European institutions have a woman among their applicants, they are required by law to find at least one fully tenured woman in the applicants' field to serve on the review committee for tenured jobs. As can be seen from the list below, finding enough appropriate women to serve on these committees can, unfortuantely, still be a challenging task.

As this page grew, I realized it could also be used as a great tool for women in EECS to find each other and network as well as be an inspirational site for young women entering the EECS field. E.g. I have been told that this webpage inspired women at CMU to organize a group that now meets weekly. They now even have a website named women@scs that maintains a list of role models for women in CS that also include industrial women. Their site also has many other useful links related to women in computing.

I know I have missed several people since I did only did a quick scan and there are several institutions I have not heard from. Hence, if any of you know of any other tenure-track women in Computing -- especially full professors at PhD-granting institutions -- please e-mail me!

I am also interested in hearing more about women at top non-US universities and well women at lesser known colleges in the US.

Thanks,

Anne C. Elster
<elster@cs.utexas.edu>

P.s. Future editions will include more links to the women's home pages, when available.


Regarding the organization of this "database":

The universities are listed alphabetically in 3 categories:

  1. Top-25 research universities (according to US News & World Report 1998),
  2. Other US universities, and
The listing of the latter categories are still very incomplete. The US News & World Report 1998 ranking lists for CS and Computer Engineering used, are listed at the bottom of this page.

Each entry generally include, name, rank, highest degree earned (dept, college and year), as well as a brief description of research interests.

Links to the women's home pages as well as departemental home pages are being included as time permits/information submitted to the author.

The women in EE and CS are listed either separately or together depending on the department/school's organization.

Women who are ranked as full professors are also marked with "*"s.

For US universities, "assoc prof" designations imply tenured positions, unless otherwise noted.

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ACADEMIC WOMEN AT TOP 25 RANKED US COMPUTER ENGINEERING AND COMPUTER SCIENCE INSTITUTIONS (RANKED AS OF JULY 1999)

-- PLEASE SEND UPDATES/ADDITIONAL INFO!

Following is the alphabetical list of top-25 EE/CS research institutions in the US used for this Web page. There are more than 25 institutions listed since both CS and Computing Engineering are counted.

Anchors to the universities in this list will be added as time permits.

  1. Brown (no women full prof in EECS?)
  2. California Inst. of Technology (CalTech) (no tenurer-track women in EECS)
  3. Carnegie Melon Univ. (CMU) (women: 4 full CS, none EE)
  4. Columbia Univ. (women: 2 full prof in CS)
  5. Cornell Univ. (women: 1 full prof CS, none ECE)
  6. Duke Univ. (women: 2 full prof, 1 CS, 1 EE (dean))
  7. Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech) (??)
  8. Harvard Univ. (women: 1 full prof CS)
  9. Johns Hopkins Univ. (women: no tenure-track women in EECS)
  10. MIT (EECS women: 5 full (incl. affiliates) + 1 institute prof)
  11. Princeton (women: 1 full prof CS)
  12. Purdue Univ. (women: 1 full prof CS)
  13. Rensselaer Polytech Inst, NY (RPI) (no full prof women in EECS?)
  14. Rice Univ. (??)
  15. Stanford (?? full prof)
  16. U of California -- Berkeley (women: 2 full, 1 CS and 1 EE)
  17. U of California -- Los Angles (UCLA) (??)
  18. U of California -- San Diego (UCSD) -- (3 full prof)
  19. U of Illinois -- Urbana-Champaign (3 women full prof?)
  20. U of Maryland -- College Park (women: 1 full prof in CS)
  21. U of Massachusetts -- Amherst (UMASS) (??)
  22. U of Michigan -- Ann Arbor (women: 1 full prof)
  23. U of Minnesota -- Twin Cities (??)
  24. U of North Carolina -- Chapel Hill (??)
  25. U of Pennsylvania (UPenn) (??)
  26. U of Southern California (USC) (women: 1 full prof in CS?)
  27. U of Texas -- Austin (women: 1 full CS prof, 1 full ECE)
  28. U of Washington -- Seattle (women: 1 full prof in CS)
  29. U of Wisconsin -- Madison (2 full CS)
  30. Yale Univ. (2 full CS)
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Brown (no women full prof in EECS?)

CS

Electrical Sciences

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California Inst. of Technology (CalTech)

CS

There are presently no tenure-track women in CS at CalTech :-(

EE

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Carnegie Melon Univ. (CMU) (women: 4 full cs, none ee)

CS

EE

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Columbia Univ. (women: 2 full in CS)

CS

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Cornell Univ. (women:1 full prof CS, none ECE)

CS

EE

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Duke Univ.

CS

EE ?

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Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech)

College of Computing

ECE

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Harvard University

EECS

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Johns Hopkins Univ.

There are presently no female tenure-track faculty in neither ECE nor CS at Johns Hopkins. :-(

CS

  • Joanne F. Houlahan (lecturer, PhD CS Johns Hopkins 1996)
    -- Interconnection Networks; Graph Theory & Combinatorics; Computer Science Education.

    ECE

    There are presently no female faculty in neither ECE at Johns Hopkins. :-(

    Math -- CS related

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    MIT (EECS women: 5 full (incl. affiliates) + 1 institute prof)

    EECS

    Senior but non-tenure track

    Aero/Astro

    Architecture -- including Media Arts and Science/Media Lab:

    -- people with CS leaning:

    Math -- EECS related

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    Princeton

    CS

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    Purdue Univ. (women: 1 full prof in CS )

    CS

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    Rensselaer Polytech Inst, NY (RPI) (no full prof women in EECS?)

    ECSE

    Math Sciences -- CS related

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    Rice Univ.

    CS

    Non-tenure track CS

    Electrical and Computer Engieering

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    Stanford Univ. (1 full prof)

    Computer Science:

    Electrical Engineering:

    Adjunct, CS

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    U of California, Berkeley (women: 2 full, 1 cs and 1 ee)

    CS division

    EE division

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    U of California, Los Angles (UCLA)

    Computer Science

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    UC-San Diego (UCSD) -- (3 full prof)

    Compuer Science and Engineering

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    U of Illinois -- Urbana-Champaign (3 women full prof?)

    Computer Science

    ECE

    Non-tenure track, ECE:

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    U of Maryland - College Park

    CS

    Courtesy appts, CS:

    Instructors, CS

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    U of Massachusetts at Amherst (UMASS)

    Computer Science

    Electrical and Computer Engieering

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    U of Michigan (women: 2 full prof)

    Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

    Non-tenure track

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    U of Minnesota -- Twin Cities

    Computer Science and Engineering

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    U of North Carolina -- Chapel Hill

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    U of Pennsylvania (UPenn)

    Computer Science

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    U of Southern California (USC)

    CS

    Non-tenure track, CS

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    Univ. of Texas at Austin (women: 1 full cs prof, ?? ece)

    Computer Science

    Non-tenure track, CS

    Electrical and Computer Engineering

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    U of Washington

    CS

    Math

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    U of Wisconsin at Madison (2 full CS)

    CS

    Non-tenure track, CS

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    Virginia Tech

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    Yale University

    Computer Science

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    WOMEN AT OTHER US UNIVERSITIES -- PLEASE SEND ME INFO!

    Alphabetical list of other US universities that have been included so far -- PLEASE SEND ME MORE INFO!.

    Page anchors will be added as time Permits.

    1. Arizona State University -- Tempe
    2. Case Western Reserve Univ. [Cleveland, OH]
    3. Colorado State Univ. -- Fort Collins
    4. Dartmouth
    5. Illinois Institute of Technology
    6. Iowa State Univ.
    7. Michigan Technological University
    8. Mills College
    9. New Mexico State University -- CS
    10. Northeastern University
    11. Oregon State Univ.
    12. Penn State
    13. Portland State University, Oregon
    14. South Dakota School of Mines and Technology
    15. State Univ. of New York (SUNY) -- Albany
    16. State Univ. of New York (SUNY) -- Buffalo
    17. Texas A&M Univ.
    18. Tufts Univ
    19. University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB)
    20. University of Chicago at Illinois
    21. University of Delaware
    22. University of Oregon
    23. University of North Carolina at Asheville
    24. UNiversity of Pittsburg, PA
    25. University of Rhode Island
    26. University of South Florida
    27. University of Virginia -- Charlottesville
    28. U of Wisconsin -- La Crosse
    29. Vassar College
    30. Worcester Polytechnic Institue (WPI)
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    Arizona State University -- Tempe

    Link

    CS and Engineering

    Case Western Reserve Univ. (Cleveland, OH) ( 1 full EECS prof)

    EECS

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    Colorado State Univ. -- Fort Collins ( 1 full prof CS )

    CS

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    Dartmouth

    CS

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    Illinois Institute of Technology

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    Michigan Technological University

    Computer Science

    Electrical and Computer Engineering

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    Iowa State Univ

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    Mills College

    CS

    Visiting Faculty for 1998-1999, CS

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    New Mexico State University -- CS

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    Northeastern University

    CS

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    Oregon State Univ.

    CS

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    Penn State

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    Portland State University, Oregon (one full CS prof)

    CS

    Non-tenure track, CS

    ECE

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    South Dakota School of Mines

    CS/CENG

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    State Univ. of New York (SUNY) -- Albany

    CS

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    State Univ. of New York (SUNY) -- Buffalo

    CSE

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    Texas A&M Univ.

    CS

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    Tufts Univ

    EECS

    Non-tenure track

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    University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB)

    CE

    CS

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    University of Chicago at Illinois

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    University of Delaware

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    University of North Carolina at Asheville

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    Univ. of Oregon

    CS

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    U of Pittsburg

    CS

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    University of South Florida

    CS

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    University of Virginia -- Charlottesville

    CS

    EE

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    U of Wisconsin -- La Crosse

    CS

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    Vassar College

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    Worchester Polytechnical Institute

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    WOMEN AT NON-US RESEARCH UNIVERSITIES -- PLEASE SEND ME INFO!

    CANADA
    1. University of Brittish Columbia -- Vancouver, BC, Canada (UBC)
    2. U of Western Ontario, London, Ont., Canada

    FINLAND

    1. Aabo Akademi University

    NORWAY

    1. Norwegian Institute of Technology (NTNU), Trondheim
    2. Univ. of Bergen
    3. Univ. of Oslo
    4. Univ of Tromsø

    SVERIGE

    1. Chalmers University of Technology
    2. Göteborgs Universitet
    3. Kungliga Tekniska Högskolan, Stockholm (KTH)
    4. Linköpings Universitet
    5. Luleå Tekniska Universitet
    6. Lunds Universitet
    7. Umeå Universitet
    8. Uppsala Universitet

    Anchors to the universities in this list will be added as time permits.

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    University of Brittish Columbia -- Vancouver, BC, Canada (UBC)

    CS

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    U of Western Ontario, London, Ont., Canada

    CS

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    Aabo Akademi University

    CS

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    Norwegian Institute of Technology (NTNU), Trondheim, Norway

    Link

    Computer and Information Science

    Telematics

    Control Engineering

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    Uni. of Bergen

    CS

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    Uni. of Oslo

    CS

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    Uni. of Tromsø

    CS

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    Chalmers University of Technology

    CE

    CS

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    Göteborgs Universitet

    CS

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    Kungliga Tekniska Högskolan, Stockholm

    CS

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    Linköpings Universitet

    CS

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    Luleå Tekniska Universitet

    CS

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    Lunds Universitet

    CS

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    Umeå Universitet

    CS

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    Uppsala Universitet

    CS

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    US News & World Reports 1998 ranking of Engineering:Computer programs

    US News & World Report's 1998 ranking of COMPUTER SCIENCE -- Ph.D. Programs

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    Interesting Links

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    This page is maintained by :

    Dr. Anne C. Elster <elster@cs.utexas.edu> or <elster@computer.org>
    Associate Professor of Computer and Information Science, NTNU, Norway
    and Adjunct Faculty of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the Univ. of Texas at Austin.

    This page and its contents is COPYRIGHTed by Dr. Anne C. Elster.
    Any copying or further publication without the authors' consent is a COPYRIGHT violation.

    Please send comments and updates regarding this page to <webwomen@idi.ntnu.no> It was last updated on Dec. 10, 2001.