Amanda Stent joins the CRA Board; CRA-WP Welcomes Susan Rodger as Co-chair
Amanda Stent has recently replaced Sandhya Dwarkadas as the CRA-WP representative on the CRA Board. Susan Rodger now serves as CRA-WP Co-chair along with Stent. We would like to thank Dwarkadas for her service as a CRA Board member and CRA-WP Co-chair.
Susan Rodger is a Professor of the Practice in the Department of Computer Science at Duke University. She was previously an Assistant Professor in the Computer Science Department at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. Rodger received her MS and PhD in computer science from Purdue University and her BS in computer science and mathematics from North Carolina State University. Her research is in visualization, algorithm animation, and computer science education. Rodger has developed JFLAP, software for experimenting with formal languages and automata that is used in courses worldwide. She leads the Adventures in Alice Programming project to teach K-12 teachers about computing. Rodger has organized three Alice Symposiums and over thirty workshops on Alice, JFLAP, Peer-led Team learning, career mentoring, and other computer science education topics. She received the ACM 2013 Karl V. Karlstrom Outstanding Educator Award, the ACM Distinguished Educator award, and she was one of two finalist candidates for the NEEDS Premier Award for Excellence in Engineering Education Courseware for the software JFLAP.
Amanda Stent is the inaugural director of the Davis Institute for AI at Colby College. Previously, she held positions as the NLP Architect in the Chief Technology Office at Bloomberg, Director of Research and Principal Research Scientist at Yahoo, Principal Member of Technical Staff at AT&T Labs — Research, and Associate Professor in the Computer Science Department at Stony Brook University in Stony Brook, NY. Stent earned a Ph.D. in computer science from the University of Rochester. She has authored or co-authored over 100 papers on natural language processing and is co-inventor on over 30 patents. Stent is one of the inaugural editors-in-chief of ACL Rolling Review and serves on the National Academies Committee studying Responsible Computing Research.