CEOHP collection summaries: Judith Gal-Ezer

Judith Gal-Ezer

Location(s) where grew up: Israel

Location(s) for post-secondary education: B.Sc. (1968), M.Sc. (1971), and Ph.D. (1978), all in Applied Mathematics from Tel-Aviv University, Tel-Aviv, Israel; Diploma studies, Computer Science (1983-1985), Tel-Aviv University

Location(s) where employed: Lecturer and Senior Lecturer (adjunct) at Tel-Aviv University; Senior Lecturer, Associate Professor, and Full Professor at The Open University of Israel

Career stage when interviewed: Mid-career; professor at The Open University of Israel

Areas of interest: Computer-integrated mathematics centered on computational aspects and an algorithmic approach to teaching / learning topics in mathematics; computer science education, including algorithmic thinking and topics such as recursion, complexity and efficiency, reduction, and non-determinism; Human Computer Interface; gender issues in computer science

Highlights: ACM SIGCSE Award for Outstanding Contribution to Computer Science Education (2007); Board of Directors and Advisory Council for Computer Science Teachers Association (CSTA) of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM); Advisory Board Member for Advanced Math and Science Academy (AMSA) Charter School in Massachusetts, USA

Interviewed March 9, 2007 by Barbara Boucher Owens