Margaret M. Burnett
School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
Oregon State University
Corvallis, Oregon, 97331-5501, USA
email: my-last-name at eecs dot oregonstate dot edu
voice: 541-737-2539, FAX: 541-737-1300
office location: Kelley Engineering Center, 3051
Zoom location: https://tinyurl.com/MargaretBurnettZoom
- Attention graduating PhDs: The NSF/CRA/CCC CI Fellows Program is accepting applications for 2-year funded postdoc positions with a mentor. I'm interested in mentoring a postdoc with interest in inclusive technology. (See my recent publications for context.) If you want to apply with me, please contact me -- email address is above. Deadline mid-June.
- May 2020: The GenderMag Project's 2019 commitment with CSforALL is being showcased at the CSforALL site. The commitment has enabled CSforALL members like BootUp PD and WonderWorkshop to obtain iGIANT Seals of Approval for their processes for finding and fixing biases in the software/IT they offer. Here's an an interview about it.
- Jan. 2020: I'm proud to have been honored with a 2020 iGIANT Champion Award. More information: iGIANT press release.
- Jan. 2020: Here's the recording of the Carnegie-Mellon University colloquim on Doing Inclusive Design I gave earlier this month. This is now the most up-to-date video on the GenderMag method.
- Sept. 2019: Here's an interview about GenderMag on the IEEE's Software Engineering Radio podcast series. Thanks to Felienne Hermans for being such a great interviewer.
- July 1, 2019: Here's the Oregon Public Broadcasting Think-out-loud program featuring GenderMag. (GenderMag is the second segment, starts about 20 minutes in.
- March 2019: Here are Anicia Peters (Namibia Univ. Science and Tech.) and me on Good Morning Namibia, talking about GenderMag and the importance to Namibians, Africans, and everyone, of diversity in technology.
- Jan. 2019: Latest GenderMag news: GenderMag is expanding to move directly from finding a gender bias in software to fixing it. Details in are in our CHI'19 paper: From Gender Biases to Gender-Inclusive Design: An Empirical Investigation.
- Nov. 2018: I'm an ACM Distinguished Speaker again. If you would like me to give a talk on gender-inclusive software (and you meet ACM's other criteria), ACM will pay for my airfare to do so.
- July 2018: GenderMag-Teach just launched a Google Group, for sharing and community on how to integrate GenderMag into your CS class. To join in, click the link.
- May 2018: Here are my Advising and Supervising Students slides from my ICSE New Faculty Symposium presentation.
- Feb 2018: New! We've just launched our "Teaching GenderMag" educators' community site.
- Feb 2018: The NSF Science360 radio is featuring the "Engineering Out Loud" interview on GenderMag.
- Dec. 2017: I'm now an ACM Fellow!
Bio, Research, and Interests
Margaret Burnett is an OSU Distinguished Professor at Oregon State University. She began her career in industry, where she was the first woman software developer ever hired at Procter & Gamble Ivorydale. A few degrees and start-ups later, she joined academia, with a research focus on people who are engaged in some form of software development.
She was the principal architect of the
Forms/3 and FAR visual programming languages,
and co-founded the area of end-user software engineering, which aims to improve software for computer users that are not trained in programming.
She pioneered the use of information foraging theory in the domain of software debugging, and leads the team that created GenderMag, a software inspection process that uncovers gender inclusiveness issues in software from spreadsheets to programming environments.
Burnett is an ACM Fellow, a member of the ACM CHI Academy,
and an award-winning mentor.
She currently serves on three editorial boards, and has served in over 50 conference organization and program committee roles.
She is also on the Academic Alliance Advisory Board
of the National Center for Women In Technology (NCWIT).
Upcoming Presentations and Events
You can hear
about some of the projects I've been working on lately at one of these events:
This year I'm teaching:
- CS 468/568: (HCI 2) Inclusive Design with Personas. MWF 9:00-9:50. This course is offered every year. Here is our class website.
Recently, I've also taught:
No more office hours Winter term. My Spring office hours will be the following, except when the University is not in session:
Exceptions: Occasionally office hours will need to be moved or cancelled due to conflicting events, but I'll try to give you plenty of advance notice.
From now thru end of Spring term, the exceptions I know about are:
Graduate Student Mentoring
Here are my current graduate students and postdocs:
Andrew Anderson (Ph.D.), Rupika Dikkala (M.S.), Jon Dodge (Ph.D.), Jillian Emard (M.S., co-advised with Anita Sarma), Abrar Fallatah (Ph.D., co-advised with Heather Knight)
Recently graduated: Brijesh Bhuva (M.S.), Claudia Hilderbrand (M.S.), Charles Hill (M.S.), Chris Mendez (M.S.), Bhargav Pandya (M.S.), Sean Penney (M.S.),
David Piorkowski (Ph.D.), Sruti Srinivasa Ragavan (Ph.D.)
Last modified: May 26, 2020