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13 09, 2015

Joan Roughgarden, Evolutionary Biologist

By |September 13th, 2015|

Career:  Taught at Stanford University from 1972 to 2011.   Now semi-retired as a faculty member at Hawaii Institute of Marine Biology.   Author of 8 books and 178 articles.  Associate Editor or Co-Editor of Philosophy and Theory in Biology, American Naturalist, Oecologia, andTheoretical Population Biology
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13 09, 2015

Leandra Vicci – Research Executive, Engineer

By |September 13th, 2015|

Career:  Lecturer of Computer Science and Director of the Applied Engineering Laboratory Department of Computer Science University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC.
Personal:  A self-professed techno-geek, her high school activities bear this out:  science club, radio club, math club, duodecimal club, chess […]

13 09, 2015

Rachael Padman, Cambridge Astrophysicist

By |September 13th, 2015|

Career:  University Lecturer, Cambridge (UK),  Deputy Project Scientist, James Clerk Maxwell Telescope (Hawaii).  Miller Research Fellow, Berkely (California).
Education:  Electrical Engineering, Monash University, PhD in Astronomy, Cavendish Laboratory
Research Interests:  Millimetre wave optics and receiver systems; Low-mass star formation; Spectral-line […]

13 09, 2015

Lynn Conway, Executive, Computer Chip Pioneer

By |September 13th, 2015|

Career:  Designed advanced supercomputers for IBM (fired in 1968 upon revealing plans to transition).  Returned to work as a woman for Memorex and then Xerox PARC, where she led the LSI Systems Group.  Coathured “Introduction to VLSI Systems”, the standard text in chip design at 100 […]