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Carla Ellis is a professor Emerita of Computer Science at Duke University. She received her B.S. degree from the University of Toledo in 1972 and her M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Washington, Seattle, in 1977 and 1979. Before coming to Duke in 1986, she was on the faculty at the University of Oregon, Eugene, from 1978 to 1980, and at the University of Rochester, Rochester NY, from 1980 to 1986. She was named a Fellow of the Association of Computing Machinery (ACM) in 2010 for contributions to techniques for energy management in mobile devices and for service to the computing community.  She is currently an area editor for SIGMOBILE’s GetMobile magazine.    Carla’s research has been in the area of Operating Systems and Mobile Computing. Over the course of her career, she has studied storage management for multi-processors, file systems for distributed systems, techniques for concurrent access to database indexing structures, and mobile computing. Her recent research has involved finding ways to conserve energy and extend the lifetime of batteries for mobile and wireless devices. Her current passion is understanding and advocating for green computing and the role of computing in creating a sustainable society.