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Margaret Burnett’s research runs the gamut of human-centric aspects of developing software better. Together with her students and collaborators, she co-founded the area of end-user software engineering for both traditional software and for AI; brought information foraging theory to software tools that support today’s developers; and debunked the belief that software is gender-neutral, inventing methods to eradicate software’s gender-inclusivity “bugs”. Her work has impacted commercial software used by millions of people.
Burnett is a University Distinguished Professor in the School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at Oregon State University. She holds 4 patents; has received 10 best paper awards/honorable mentions and 5 Long-Term Impact awards; and has received multiple mentoring, service, and research awards. She is an ACM Fellow, and was elected to ACM’s CHI Academy in 2016 as one of the “principal leaders of the field” of HCI. In 2022, she received IEEE’s TCSE Distinguished Women in Science and Engineering Award, for outstanding and sustained contributions to the software engineering community.
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