Author: Margaret Burnett
Margaret Burnett is an OSU Distinguished Professor at Oregon State University. She began her career in the 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 organizations and program committee roles. She is also on the Academic Alliance Advisory Board of the National Center for Women In Technology (NCWIT).
Burnett was a recipient of IBM's International Faculty Award (2007, 2008). She was also recently honored with Oregon State University's Excellence in Graduate Mentoring Award (2010), OSU College of Engineering’s Research Award (2009), OSU College of Engineering’s Research Collaboration Award (2005), and with OSU’s Elizabeth P. Ritchie Distinguished Professor Award (2000). She is a past recipient of the National Science Foundation’s Young Investigator Award (1994).
Curran, William, Moore, Travis, Kulesza, Todd, Wong, Weng-Keen, Todorovic, Sinisa, Stumpf, Simone, White, Rachel, Burnett, Margaret (2012): Towards recognizing "cool": can end users help computer vision recognize subjective attrib. In: Proceedings of the 2012 International Conference on Intelligent User Interfaces , 2012, . pp. 285-288. https://dx.doi.org/10.1145/2166966.2167019