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UW CSE Ph.D. alum Gail Murphy elected Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada

GCM21996 UW CSE Ph.D. alum Gail Murphy – Professor of  Computer Science and Associate Dean for Research & Graduate Studies in the Faculty of Science at the University of British Columbia, and co-founder and Chief Scientist at Tasktop Technologies Incorporated, has been elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada in the Class of 2015.

Gail’s research interests are in software engineering with a particular interest in improving the productivity of knowledge workers, including software developers. Her UW CSE Ph.D. advisor was the late David Notkin. She has received wide-ranging recognition, including the 2014 UW CSE Alumni Achievement Award (along with her fellow 1996 UW CSE Ph.D. alum Jeff Dean), the 2011 ACM SIGSOFT Retrospective Impact Paper Award, and the 2008 UW College of Engineering Diamond Award for Early Career Achievement.

As a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada, Gail joins fellow UW CSE Ph.D. alum and fellow UBC Computer Science faculty member Anne Condon.

Quoting from the Royal Society announcement: “Gail Murphy, une chercheuse en génie logiciel, a contribué à accroître la connaissance des aspects pratiques du développement du logiciel et a développé des approches novatrices pour améliorer l’efficacité du travail des ingénieurs logiciels. Ses travaux sur les systèmes de recommandation pour le génie logiciel ont un impact significatif à la fois sur la recherche et sur la pratique.”

Whatever … Congratulations Gail!

September 26, 2015