Head of the Computer Science Department, President's Professor of Computer Science
Wing is the former assistant director for the National Science Foundation's Computer and Information Science and Engineering (CISE) Division.
Wing has championed the idea that computational thinking, which draws on fundamental concepts of computer science to solve problems, design systems and understand human behavior, should be incorporated broadly into educational programs. She launched a Center for Computational Thinking at Carnegie Mellon in 2007 and, at the NSF, established funding programs to advance computational thinking.
As a researcher, Wing has been an international leader in the area of formal methods — the use of mathematical models and logics to specify and reason about computing systems — and in trustworthy computing, with a focus on software security.
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