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Lori A. Clarke

School of Computer Science
University of Massachusetts
Amherst MA 01003
Phone: (413) 545-1328
Fax: (413) 545-1249

Lori A. Clarke is chair of the School of Computer Science at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst and is co-director of the Laboratory for Advanced Software Engineering Research (LASER). She is a Fellow of the ACM and IEEE, and a board member of the Computing Research Association’s Committee on the Status of Women in Computing Research (CRA-W). She received the 2012 ACM Special Interest Group on Software Engineering (SIGSOFT) Outstanding Research Award, the 2011 University of Massachusetts Outstanding Accomplishments in Research and Creative Activity Award, the 2009 College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics Outstanding Faculty Service Award, the 2004 University of Colorado, Boulder Distinguished Engineering Alumni Award, the 2002 SIGSOFT Distinguished Service Award, a 1993 University Faculty Fellowship, and the 1991 University of Massachusetts Distinguished Faculty Chancellor's Medal. She is a former vice chair of the Computing Research Association (CRA), co-chair of CRA-W, IEEE Publication Board member, associate editor of ACM Transactions on Programming Languages and Systems (TOPLAS) and IEEE Transactions on Software Engineering (TSE), member of the CCR NSF advisory board, ACM SIGSOFT secretary/treasurer, vice-chair and chair, IEEE Distinguished Visitor, and ACM National Lecturer. She has written numerous papers, served on many program committees, and was program co-chair of the 14th and general chair of the 25th International Conference on Software Engineering. She has been a Principal Investigator on a number of NSF, DoD, and DARPA projects.

Dr. Clarke's research is in the area of software engineering, primarily focusing on verification and requirements engineering for human-intensive systems. She has been investigating techniques for detecting errors and safety and security vulnerabilities in complex processes in domains such as healthcare and digital government. She is also involved in several efforts to increase participation of underrepresented groups in computing research.

Education

  • University of Rochester, B.A. Mathematics, 1969
  • University of Colorado, Ph.D. Computer Science, 1976

Experience

  • Chair, School of Computer Science, University of Massachusetts, Amherst (September 2011 – present)
  • Professor, School/Department of Computer Science, University of Massachusetts, Amherst  (September 1986–present)
  • Associate Professor (September 1981–August 1986), Assistant Professor (September 1976–August 1981), Instructor (September 1975–August 1976)

Awards and Honors

  • ACM Special Interest Group on Software Engineering (SIGSOFT) Outstanding Research Award, 2012
  • University of Massachusetts Outstanding Accomplishments in Research and Creative Activity Award, 2011
  • IEEE Fellow, 2011
  • College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics Outstanding Faculty Service Award, 2009
  • 2004 Distinguished Engineering Alumni Award in the Research and Invention Category, University of Colorado, Boulder
  • IEEE Computer Society and ACM SIGSOFT Certificate of Appreciation, May 2003
  • ACM SIGSOFT Distinguished Service Award, 2002
  • ACM Fellow, 1998
  • Distinguished Lectures: Virginia Tech University, April 2013; University of Minnesota, December 2012; University of Southern California, April 2012; University of Texas, November 2011; University of Nebraska, January 2006, University of Pennsylvania, September 2002; University of California, Irvine, May 2001; Michigan State University, January 2000; Johns Hopkins University, November 1992
  • Keynote Addresses: Foundations of Software Engineering, November 2012, International Conference on Software Engineering, Leipzig, Germany, May 2008; Monterey Workshop on Software Engineering for Embedded Systems, September 2003, AQuIS, March 1998, Venice, Italy; Quality Week, May 1997, San Francisco, CA
  • ACM Recognition of Service Award, 1994, 1998
  • Faculty Fellowship Award, University of Massachusetts, 1993
  • Chancellor's Distinguished Faculty Award, University of Massachusetts at Amherst, April 1991

Member

  • IEEE Computer Society
  • Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)
  • ACM Special Interest Group on Software Engineering (SIGSOFT)

Professional Activities

 

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