Lori Pollock

Lori Pollock is the Alumni Distinguished Professor in Computer and Information Sciences at University of Delaware. She earned her Ph.D. and M.S. in CS at University of Pittsburgh in 1986 and 1983, respectively, and her B.S. in CS and Economics at Allegheny College in 1981. Her research currently focuses on helping software engineers maintain and test their large software systems, as well as computer science education. She is an ACM Distinguished Scientist, ACM SIGSOFT 2016 Influential Educator, and has been awarded University of Delaware’s Excellence in Teaching Award and the University of Delaware’s E. A. Trabant Award for Women’s Equity. She has actively worked for improving the participation of women and other groups underrepresented in computer science for many years. Since joining CRA-WP in 2001, she has been involved primarily in the Grad Cohort and Virtual Undergraduate Townhalls, served as co-chair, and is now emeritus. As CRA-E co-chair, she co-created CSGrad4US. She co-led Partner4CS, affecting Delaware’s state K12 CS policy, offering teacher workshops and a course for undergraduates to support teachers.