CV

Gail C. Murphy

Associate Vice President Research pro tem
Professor, Computer Science
Co-Founder/Chief Scientist, Tasktop Technologies

Research Interests

My research interests are in improving the productivity of software developers and knowledge workers by giving them tools to identify, manage and coordinate the information that really matters for their work.

Education

Ph.D. (1996), Computer Science & Engineering, University of Washington
M.S. (1994), Computer Science & Engineering, University of Washington
B.Sc. Honours (1987), Computing Science, University of Alberta

Professional Experience

2016-present, Associate Vice President Research pro tem, UBC
2007-present, Co-Founder and Chief Scientist, Tasktop Technologies
2006-present, Professor, Computer Science, UBC
2013-2016, Associate Dean (Research and Graduate Studies), Faculty of Science, UBC
2001-2006, Associate Professor, Computer Science, UBC
1996-2001, Assistant Professor, Computer Science, UBC
1987-1992, Software Designer, MPR Teltech, Vancouver BC

Awards

2017, ACM SIGSOFT Distinguished Paper Award, International Conference on Program Comprehension (co-authored with Daniel Almeida, Greg Wilson and Mike Hoye)
2016, ICSE Most Influential Paper (10 years after publication) (co-authored with John Anvik and Lyndon Hiew)
2015, Fellow, Royal Society of Canada
2015, Runner-up Most Influential Paper (10 years after publication) (co-authored with Reid Holmes)
2015, Modularity Most Influential Paper (10 years after publication) (co-authored with Mik Kersten)
2014, Third Prize, Blue Sky Track Visions Paper at FSE 2014 (co-authored with Marc Palyart, Emerson Murphy-Hill and Xavier Blanc)
2014, University of Washington CS&E Alumni Achievement Award
2013, ICSE Most Influential Paper (10 years after publication) (co-authored with Davor Cubranic)
2011, ACM SIGSOFT Retrospective Impact Paper Award
2010, ACM Distinguished Scientist
2010, ACM Distinguished Paper Award @ ICSE (paper co-authored with Thomas Fritz, Jingwen Ou and Emerson Murphy-Hill)
2008, UW Engineering Diamond Award (Early Career)
2006, NSERC E.W.R. Steacie Fellowship
2006, CRA-W Anita Borg Early Career Award
2006, ACM Distinguished Paper Award @ ICSE (paper co-authored with John Anvik and Lyndon Hiew)
2005, AITO Dahl-Nygaard Junior Prize
2005, UBC Killam Research Fellowship
2005, ACM Distinguished Paper Award @ ICSE (paper co-authored with Reid Holmes)
2004, Distinguished Teaching Award, Dept. of Computer Science, UBC
2003, Peter Wall Early Career Scholar (Associate Professor Cohort)
2003, Incredible Instructor Award (for CPSC 507), Dept. of Computer Science, UBC
2003-2005, Eclipse Innovation Award, IBM
1999, 2001, Incredible Instructor Award (for CPSC 410), Dept. of Computer Science, UBC
1999-2000: IBM University Partnership Program – Faculty Development Award

Current Professional Activities

2017, General Chair, SPLASH
2017, Program Committee Member, Technical Research Papers, ICSE 2017
2017, Program Committee Member, Technical Briefings, ICSE 2017
2017, Program Committee Member, Industry Paper Track, ICPC
2017, Program Committee Member, Programming Experience Workshop, PX/17
2016, Co-Program Chair, APSEC 2016