CEOHP collection summaries: Jenny Edwards

Jenny Edwards

Location(s) where grew up: Sydney, Australia

Location(s) for post-secondary education: BSc(Hons), MSc and Ph.D. in Computer Science from the Basser Department of Computer Science at the University of Sydney, Australia

Location(s) where employed: An academic in the Faculty of Information Technology at the University of Technology, Sydney, Australia since 1976; was Head of the School of Computer Sciences from 1994-2000; currently a Visiting Professor in the Faculty of Business at the University of Technology, Sydney, Australia

Career stage when interviewed: Late career (no longer Head of School; researching and teaching)

Areas of interest: Large scale mathematical programming; Open Source mathematical software; parallel algorithms; social effects of computing; Computer Science education

Highlights: Fellow of the Australian Computer Society (ACS); joint Associate Fellow of the Australian Learning and Teaching Council (ALTC); Carrick Associate Fellowship (1997) to study novice programmers, with specific attention to females

Interviewed January 18, 2006 by Barbara Boucher Owens