Jeannette M. Wing

Executive Vice President for Research
Columbia University
Professor of Computer Science, Department of Computer Science, Columbia University
Adjunct Professor of Computer Science, Computer Science Department, Carnegie Mellon University

Contact Information at Columbia

Address: 313 Low Library, Mail Code 4310, 535 West 116th Street, Columbia University, New York, NY 10027
Phone: (212) 854-1696 (office) (917) 435-3576 (cell)

Contact Information at CMU

Address: Computer Science Department, Carnegie Mellon University, 5000 Forbes Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15213

General Remarks about Computing

A Vision for the 21st Century: Computational Thinking, Communications of the ACM, vol. 49, no. 3, March 2006, pp. 33-35. Translations: Chinese (Chinese blogged). French. German. Italian. Japanese. Korean. Portuguese. Brazilian Portuguese. Spanish. Talk: Computational Thinking and Thinking About Computing.

Scientific Questions in Computing: Our field's drivers come from science, technology, and society. Here is a start of a list of scientific questions in computing. Five Deep Questions in Computing, Communications of the ACM, vol. 51, no. 1, January 2008, pp. 58-60. Talk: Computational Thinking and Thinking About Computing.

Research Challenges in Data Science: Ten Research Challenge Areas in Data Science, Voices, Data Science Institute, arXiv:2002.05658.

Trustworthy AI: Why should we trust AI systems? What new trustworthy properties should we expect of AI systems? How can we show these properties hold? Trustworthy AI, Communications of the ACM, vol. 64, no. 10, October 2021, pp. 64-71.

PCAST Presentation. President's Council of Advisors for Science and Technology, Washington, DC, September 2, 2010. pptx, pdf. Click through the powerpoint for builds and read Notes pages for transcript.



Areas of Interest: Foundations of trustworthy computing, especially security and privacy; software specification and verification; concurrent and distributed systems; programming languages; programming methodology.


  • Trustworthy AI, with Shipra Agrawal, Roxana Geambasu, Daniel Hsu, Suman Jana.
  • Past Projects
  • Students
  • PhD: Samuel Deng (co-advised with Daniel Hsu)
  • Bachelor's: Millie Chen, Ashish Dubey, Yilin Zhao
  • Former Ph.D. and M.S. Students, Postdocs, and Visitors
  • Teaching (CMU)

    Fall 2012: 15-150: Functional Programming
    Spring 2011: 15-895: Privacy Research Seminar
    Fall 2005:17-651: Models of Software Systems
    Spring 2002: 15-212 Principles of Programming
    Fall 1998: 15-827 Security and Cryptography

    Service and Administration

    Editorial Boards
  • Harvard Data Science Review, Diving Into Data Column Editor
  • ACM/IMS Transactions on Data Science, Senior Associate Editor
  • Formal Aspects of Computing (North American Editor)
  • International Journal of Software and Informatics
  • Software Tools for Technology Transfer
  • Advisory Committees
  • American Academy of Arts and Sciences, Board of Directors 2021-. Council 2020-.
  • AWM member of Advisory Board, 2017-.
  • Past Administrative (CMU) Positions
  • Department Head, Computer Science Department, 2004-2007, 2010-2012.
  • Computer and Information Science and Engineering Directorate, National Science Foundation, Assistant Director, 2007-2010.
  • Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, School of Computer Science.
  • Associate Department Head for the Ph.D. Program, Computer Science Department.
  • SCS Ph.D. Programs. A summary table of all our programs' requirements and transfer policies..
  • My annual Emigration Course talk "Tips on the Job Interview Process"
  • For More Information

  • Full cv: web .pdf.
  • Biographical sketch: long, short, and very short.
  • Official CMU press release on becoming department head. Much more fun Women@SCS interview.
  • They call me Dragon Lady!
  • See my plan file for information on how to contact me via postal mail, e-mail, phone, fax, or my secretary.
  • See the CMU School of Computer Science "front door" for more information about research, educational, and social activities here.