Dr. Anita Sarma is a professor and Associate Head of Research in the School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. She received her Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of California, Irvine and was a postdoctoral fellow at Carnegie Mellon University. Her research focuses on human factors in software development and how to design inclusive technology to help software developers. Her passion is in fostering DEI in Open Source. Her work crosscuts areas of SE, AI for SE, HCI, open source, and CSCW. She has co-authored more than 100 conference and journal articles, and has received numerous awards. She received the OSU Breaking Barriers Research award (2021) for her work in removing gender biases from software. She is a co-director of the GenderMag project. She is a recipient of the NSF CAREER award (2013) and Google Inclusion Research Award (2022).


Anita Sarma