Maria Klawe Interview: Overview


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Maria M. Klawe Maria Klawe became the fifth president of Harvey Mudd College, a premier undergraduate engineering institution, in July 2006. Prior to that, she was Dean of Princeton University's School of Engineering and Applied Sciences. She has previously held administrative and teaching positions at the University of British Columbia and was a high level manager of a discrete math group at IBM Research in Almaden, California. She is a strong advocate for women in computing and engineering. She is a past president of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) and was inducted as an ACM Fellow in 1996, with the citation "For outstanding technical, educational, and disciplinary leadership, and for significant contributions to theoretical computer science and to educational applications of computing technology." She was the first woman to serve on the board of the Computing Research Association and co-founded CRA-W, the highly successful Committee on the Status of Women. Dr. Klawe joined the Microsoft Board in March 2009.

At the time of this interview, Dr. Klawe was Dean of the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences at Princeton University.

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This webpage gives access to the audio and transcript of the interview with Maria Klawe, conducted on June 27, 2005 in Lisbon, Portugal by William Aspray. We present a number of extracts from the interview, which include the related audio snippets.

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