Fueling innovative software
July 15-18, 2019
Portland, OR
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Anita Sarma

Anita Sarma
Professor, Oregon State University


Anita Sarma is an associate professor at Oregon State University. Previously, she was an assistant professor at University of Nebraska, Lincoln; a postdoctoral scholar at Carnegie Mellon University; and a doctoral student at University of California, Irvine. Through this journey, her passion has been on helping humans make better software and work together. A major part of her research focuses on increasing gender inclusivity in OSS. Her work has been funded through the National Science Foundation (NSF) and Air Force (AFOSR), and she’s the recipient of the NSF CAREER award. She’s authored and coauthored over 50 peer-reviewed journal and conference publications, and her work has been recognized through several Best Paper Awards (ESEM, CHI (2), ICGSE, ICSME).


11:00am11:40am Thursday, July 18, 2019
Open Source
Location: E145/146
Secondary topics:  Open Source
Anita Sarma (Oregon State University)
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Gender inclusivity is important for open source community. Gender inclusiveness in software companies is receiving a lot of attention these days, but it overlooks a potentially critical factor: the software itself. Anita Sarma outlines data from research to show how gender biases can inadvertently become embedded in tools because of differences in how men and women problem-solve. Read more.