About

Anita Sarma is an Associate Professor at Oregon State University. Before this, she was an Assistant Professor at the University of Nebraska, Lincoln; a post-doctoral scholar at Carnegie Mellon University, and a doctoral student at the University of California, Irvine. Through this journey, her passion has been on helping humans make better software and work together. Dr. Sarma’s research crosscuts Software Engineering and Human-Computer Interaction and focuses on how software can be designed to support developers and end-user programmers in their development efforts. Her work explores how socio-technical dependencies affect teamwork, how open source can be made more inclusive, and usable security. Dr. Sarma  has co-authored more than 100 conference and journal articles, and has received numerous awards. She received the OSU Breaking Barriers Research award (2021) for her work in removing gender biases from software.  She is a co-director of the GenderMag project.