Prof. Brodley Wins UMass Amherst Outstanding Achievement in Education Award

On Friday, April 30, 2010, Professor Carla Brodley was given an award for "Outstanding Achievement in Education" from her alma matter, the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. The Outstanding Achievement and Advocacy Awards recognize the remarkable accomplishments of graduates from the UMass Department of Computer Science.

Professor Brodley has a long-standing and active record of educational excellence. In 1998, she won the Ruth & Joel Spira Outstanding Teacher Award at Purdue University. She and colleague Roni Khardon are in the middle of a three-year NSF-funded project investigating multi-disciplinary machine learning research and education. She has been active in professional activities in support of graduate education, including garnering NSF funding for the Student Scholarship Program for the International Conference on Machine Learning in 2001, serving as tutorial chair for the Eleventh International Conference on Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining in 2005, and chairing several major conferences. Since 2002, she has served on CRA-W, the Computing Research Association's Committee on the Status of Women in Computing Research. Since 2008, she has served as the Committee's co-chair.

Shortly after joining the Department of Computer Science at Tufts, she served for a year as Interim Chair, and in Fall 2010, she will start a three-year term as Chair.

She received a B.A. and an M.S. in Math/Computer Science from McGill University in 1985 and 1991, respectively, and a Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of Massachusetts Amherst in 1994.