Patricia Collins, Assistant Professor of the Practice
Areas of Interest:
Requirements engineering and management, software metrics, sensor-enabled technologies for older adults, communication and collaboration tools for emergency responders
Patricia Collins is an Assistant Professor of the Practice at Carnegie Mellon Silicon Valley, where she teaches in the Software Management and Software Engineering programs. She is currently involved in research to aid older adults in communicating with their social support network about their health. In addition, she is pursuing research in communication and collaboration tools for emergency responders.
Before joining the faculty, she conducted research at Agilent Laboratories in bio-informatics, employing knowledge discovery and data mining techniques. Prior to Agilent, Patricia worked at Hewlett-Packard Laboratories conducting computer science research in speech recognition and applications of knowledge discovery and data mining techniques. She also led internal teams of consultants in advancing software engineering and business management process practices within Hewlett-Packard worldwide, specializing in the area of software reuse methods.
Patricia completed her undergraduate studies at Dickinson College and obtained her master’s degree from Stanford University. She completed studies in anthropology and ethnography and undertook MFA studies in creative nonfiction at San Jose State University, where she was elected to the Phi Kappa Phi honor society.