SIG Affiliations: SIGCHI
Margaret Burnett is a Distinguished Professor at Oregon State University. She began her career in industry, where she was the first woman software developer ever hired at Procter & Gamble Ivorydale. A few degrees and start-ups later, she joined academia, with a research focus on people who are engaged in some form of software development. She was the principal architect of the Forms/3 and FAR visual programming languages, and co-founded the area of end-user software engineering, which aims to improve software for computer users that are not trained in programming. She pioneered the use of information foraging theory in the domain of software debugging, and leads the team that created GenderMag, a software inspection process that uncovers gender inclusiveness issues in software from spreadsheets to programming environments. Burnett is an ACM Fellow, a member of the ACM CHI Academy, and an award-winning mentor. She has served in over 50 conference organization and program committee roles. She is also on the Academic Alliance Advisory Board of the National Center for Women & IT (NCWIT).
ACM Involvement (selected recent):
--------------- Steering Committee: ACM FAT* Conf. Fairness, Accountability, & Transparency, 2017-...
Editorial board: ACM Transactions on Interactive Intelligent Systems, 2012-2016.
Guest Editor, Special Issue of ACM TiiS, 2018-2019.
ACM Program Committees (recent):
ACM Symposium on Intelligent User Interfaces (Program Co-Chair), 2018.
ACM Conference on Designing Interactive Systems (DIS): 2014
ACM Symp. Foundations of Software Engineering (FSE), 2012, 2016.
ACM/IEEE ICSE, 2013, 2014, 2018, 2019.
Other ACM Conference Organizational Roles (recent):
ACM CHI Research and Practice Awards Committee, 2017-2019.
ACM/IEEE ICSE: Workshops Co-Chair, 2013.
New Faculty Symposium Co-Chair, ACM/IEEE ICSE, 2016.
ACM Keynotes and Invited Talks (recent):
Keynote, ACM-W New Jersey Celebration of Women in Computing, 2018.
Keynote, ACM-W Ohio Celebration of Women in Computing, 2017.
Keynote, ACM Foundations of Software Engineering, 2016.
Keynote, ACM-W India Celebration of Women in Computing, 2016.
Invited Speaker, ICSE New Faculty Symposium, 2016.
Invited Speaker, ACM SIGSOFT Webinar series, 2015.
Invited Speaker, CRA-W Career Mentoring Workshop at ACM FCRC, 2015.
Invited Speaker, Grace Hopper Celebration, "Best of ACM SIGCHI", 2014.
ACM Awards (recent):
ACM FSE Distinguished Paper Award: 2016.
ACM CHI Best Paper Award: 2016.
ACM CHI Best Paper Honorable Mentions: 2016, 2017.
ACM Chi Academy, 2016.
ACM Fellow, 2017.
ACM CHI: Special Recognition for Exceptional Reviewing, 2017.
ACM DIS: Special Recognition for Exceptional Reviewing, 2014.
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End-User Software Engineering
End-user programming has become pervasive in our society, with end users programming simulations, courseware, spreadsheets, macros, mashups, and more. This talk considers what happens when...
Gender inclusiveness in software companies is receiving a lot of attention these days, but it overlooks a potentially critical factor: software itself. Research into how individual differences...
Information Foraging Theory in Software Navigation
In this talk, we reconsider the notion of how people go about navigation-intensive tasks like debugging, by exploring a theory that is consistent today's large collections of source code and...
Is our software gender-inclusive?
Gender inclusiveness in the software workforce is receiving a lot of attention these days, but it overlooks a potentially critical factor—the software itself. Research into how...
- Research Experiences for Undergraduates: Best PracticesResearch Experiences for Undergraduates have been shown to have very positive results for recruitment, retention, and helping good students excel in computing majors. These experiences are...
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