2018 IEEE CS TCSE Distinguished Women in Science and Engineering (WISE) Leadership Award

Barbara Ryder – Virginia Tech, USA

Barbara Ryder’s pioneering leadership in education over three decades to the fields of Programming Languages and Software Engineering (e.g., through her foundational work on pointer alias analysis, dataflow analysis, and effective code instrumentation), her exceptional advocacy and enduring mentorship for women at all levels in science, engineering, and technology through a wide array of activities (e.g., co-founded/co-chaired the NCWIT VA/DC Aspirations in ComputingAward, served on CRA-W mentoring panels for 7 years, and promoted faculty involvement in diversity activities as Department Head at Virginia Tech), and her numerous awards as a role model for the women in the field (e.g., CRA-W Distinguished Professor, Virginia AAUW Woman of Achievement Award, ACM SIGSOFT Influential Educator Award, ACM Fellow, ACM Presidential Award, and Rutgers University School of Arts & Sciences Distinguished Alumni Award), that clearly warranted this award.