Carnegie Mellon University School of Computer Science
Carol Frieze, Ph.D. earned her doctorate degree from Carnegie Mellon’s School of Computer Science (SCS), where she has worked for the past 17 years on issues relating to diversity and inclusion. She is Director of Women@SCS and SCS4ALL, organizations that build community on campus, provide leadership and networking opportunities, and promote diversity in computer science. Women@SCS and SCS4ALL have been credited with contributing to the success of improving gender balance in the computer science major at Carnegie Mellon. Women’s enrollment at CMU reached 48 percent in 2016 and 49 percent this year while nationally women’s enrollment is well below 20 percent. Frieze’s teaching and research focus on the culture of computing, stereotypes and myths, and unconscious bias. Her work has challenged the existing narrative of approaches to women’s participation in computing. Frieze is the winner of the 2016 AccessComputing Capacity Building Award and the 2017 Computing Research Association’s A. Nico Habermann Award.