Glencora Borradaile

Portrait of Glencora Borradaile.

Glencora Borradaile

Associate Dean of Graduate Programs
College of Engineering
Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

College of Engineering-Admin 124 Covell Hall
Corvallis, OR 97331
United States

Computer Science, Ph.D. December 2007 - Brown University Providence, Rhode Island, Thesis: Exploiting planarity for network flow and connectivity problems. Advisor: Philip Klein.
Computer Science, M.Sc. May 2004 - Brown University Providence, Rhode Island, Mathematical and constraint programming.
Applied Mathematics, B.Sc. (Honours) April 2002 The University of Western Ontario London, Ontario with a concentration in theoretical physics and fluid mechanics.

Glencora Borradaile believes that communication should be private and secure by default and worries about corporate and state threats to first-amendment protected activities. They are on the advisory board of the Civil Liberties Defense Center where they helped initiate and continue to build a Digital Security program to support activists and their lawyers.

They have initiated a research program whose mission is to support the digital needs of activists, and ensure that everyone can communicate freely and safely, regardless of their identity. They also created and teach an interdisciplinary course on communications security and social movements that is offered through the Difference, Power and Discrimination program of Oregon State University’s Baccalaureate Core.

In the past, Glencora’s research focused on traditional network flow and design problems in planar graphs and other sparse graphs. Their work in this area was recognized with an NSF CAREER award. They are an associate editor of the ACM Transactions on Algorithms.

They still do this work some of the time. Glencora has a B.Sc. in Applied Mathematics from the University of Western Ontario (2002) and a Ph.D. in Computer Science from Brown University (2008) and held a Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada Postdoctoral Fellowship in the Department of Combinatorics and Optimization at the University of Waterloo.

2013 NSF Presidential Young Investigator/CAREER Awards