Margaret Burnett

Margaret Burnett

Margaret Burnett

Distinguished Professor
Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

3051 Kelley Engineering Center
Corvallis, OR 97331
United States

Ph.D., Computer Science (with honors), University of Kansas, 1987-1991
M.S., Computer Science, University of Kansas, 1979-1981
B.A. Mathematics, Cum Laude, Phi Beta Kappa, Miami University, Oxford, Ohio, 1967-1970

Margaret Burnett is currently a professor of computer science in the School of EECS at Oregon State University. Her research interests are where programming languages, human-computer interaction, and software engineering meet: namely, in visual programming languages and in how programming language and software engineering research can be applied to support end-user programming. She has a long history of research in these issues and others relating to human issues of programming. She is also the principal architect of the Forms/3 and the FAR visual programming languages and, together with Gregg Rothermel, of the WYSIWYT testing methodology for end-user programmers. She was the founding project director of the EUSES Consortium, a multi-institution collaboration among Oregon State University and Carnegie Mellon, City University London, Drexel University, Pennsylvania State, Saturday Academy, University of Nebraska, University of Washington, University of Cambridge (U.K.), and IBM to help End Users Shape Effective Software.

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). She has served on program committees for numerous ACM and IEEE conferences, including the IEEE Symposium on Visual Languages, and Human-Centric Computing, the ACM Conference on Human-Computer Interaction, the ACM Conference on Programming Language Design and Implementation, the ACM Conference on Functional Programming Languages; on the steering committee for the IEEE Symposium on Visual Languages and Human-Centric Computing and the ACM Conference on Software Visualization. She is a senior member of IEEE and a fellow of ACM.

2023 Technical Leadership Abie Award
2018 IEEE Visual Languages and Human Centric Computing Best Paper Honorable Mention
2018 Association for Computing Machinery Fellow Award
2017 Computing Research Association Undergraduate Research Faculty Mentoring Award
2017 ACM CHI Best Paper Honorable Mention
2017 Association for Computing Machinery Fellow
2016 OSU Distinguished Professor
2014 College of Engineering Alumni Professor Award
2012 ACM CHI Best Paper Honorable Mention
2011 IEEE VLHCC Most Influential Paper Award from 20 Years Ago
2011 IEEE VLHCC Best Paper Award
2011 ACM IUI Best Paper Nominee
2010 OSU Excellence in Graduate Mentoring Award
2010 ACM CHI Best Paper Honorable Mentions
2010 Excellence in Graduate Mentoring Award
2009 OSU College of Engineering Research Award
2008 IBM International Faculty Award
2008 ACM CHI Best Paper Honorable Mention
2007 IBM International Faculty Award
2006 IBM International Faculty Award
2005 OSU College of Engineering Research Collaboration Award
2005 IBM International Faculty Award
2000 Elizabeth P. Richie Distinguished Professor Award for Teaching
1994 NSF Presidential Young Investigator Award
1991 Amoco Graduate Fellowship
1989 Amoco Graduate Fellowship
1970 Phi Beta Kappa

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