Dr. Elaine Weyuker joined the University of Central Florida's Computer Science Department as a University Distinguished Professor in February 2017. Prior to that she was an AT&T Fellow and Distinguished Member of the Technical Staff doing software engineering research at AT&T Labs. Earlier, she was a professor of Computer Science at NYU's Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences. Her research interests focus on broad areas of software engineering, and particularly software fault prediction, software testing and software metrics and measurement, and is known for doing large industrial empirical studies to validate many of her proposed research solutions. In an earlier life, Elaine did research in Theory of Computation and is the co-author of a book "Computability, Complexity, and Languages" with Martin Davis and Ron Sigal.
Elaine was elected to the US National Academy of Engineering in 2002, was made an ACM Fellow in 2000, and an IEEE Fellow in 2003. She is the recipient of the 2007 ACM/SIGSOFT Outstanding Research Award for deep and lasting contributions and impact to software engineering as a discipline and received IEEE's Harlan D. Mills Award for long-standing, sustained, and meaningful contributions to the theory and practice of the information sciences in 2004. She won the Binghamton University Outstanding Alumni Award in 2018, and the Rutgers University 50th Anniversary Outstanding Alumni Award in 2003. She won the Anita Borg Institute's Technical Leadership Award for outstanding research and technical leadership in 2008 and the ACM President's Award in 2010.
In 2009 one of her publications won the ACM SIGSOFT Retrospective Impact Paper Award for a highly influential paper that has continued to have impact on the field for more than 25 years. Among her other awards are the AT&T Chairman's Diversity Award as well has having been named a Woman of Achievement by the YWCA.
She has served as a member of the Rutgers University Graduate Dean's Advisory Board since 2004, served as the chair of ACM's Council on Women in Computing (ACM-W) from 2004-2012, as a member of the Executive Committee of the Coalition to Diversify Computing from 2003-2016, as well as a member of the Board of Directors of the Computing Research Association from 2000-2005.
She has served on the editorial boards of a number of journals including J. Empirical Software Engineering, J. Software and Systems, IEEE Trans. Software Engineering, IEEE Trans. Dependable and Secure Computing, IEEE Spectrum, and ACM Trans. Software Engineering and Methodology.
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