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[UW CSE Ph.D. alum] “Anne Condon: Computer Scientist. Passionate academic. Triathlete.”

screen-shot-2014-10-27-at-6-46-03-amUW CSE Ph.D. alum Anne Condon, the head of the CS department at the University of British Columbia, talked to TechRepublic about her career in academia and the power of teaching computer programming:

“Anne Condon had to choose her college major while she was in high school. She’d never seen a computer, so she picked computer science. It sounded like a promising field.

“Luckily, she loved it the moment she began programming …

“It felt like a field in which women were very strong, she said. … Condon has devoted her life to developing better undergraduate computer science programs, particularly for young women.”

Anne received the 2014 Technical Leadership ABIE Award from the Anita Borg Institute, was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada in 2012, received the 2012 University of Washington College of Engineering Diamond Award for Distinguished Achievement in Academia in 2012, received the 2011 University of Washington Computer Science & Engineering Alumni Achievement Award, and received the A. Nico Habermann Award from the Computing Research Association in 2010. She was elected an ACM Fellow in 2010.

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