Laurie Williams (software engineer)
Laurie Williams is an American software engineer known for her writings on pair programming and agile software development. She is a distinguished professor of computer science at North Carolina State University, and interim head of the Department of Computer Science at North Carolina State University.
Education and careerEdit
Williams graduated from Lehigh University in 1984, with a bachelor's degree in industrial engineering. After earning an M.B.A. from Duke University in 1990, she completed a Ph.D. at the University of Utah in 2000. Her dissertation, The Collaborative Software Process, was supervised by Robert R. Kessler.
She joined the North Carolina State University in 2000, and was named a distinguished professor in 2018.
With Robert R. Kessler, Williams is the author of the book Pair Programming Illuminated (Addison-Wesley, 2002). With Michele Marchesi, Giancarlo Succi, and James Donovan Wells, she is an author of Extreme Programming Perspectives (Addison-Wesley, 2003).
In 2009, Williams became one of the two inaugural winners of the ACM SIGSOFT Influential Educator Award, for her work on pair programming in computer science education. In 2018, Williams was elected as a Fellow of the IEEE "for contributions to reliable and secure software engineering".
- Heath, Darsee (June 8, 2018), "Williams named Distinguished Professor", College of Engineering News, North Carolina State University, retrieved 2019-09-07
- Curriculum vitae (PDF), retrieved 2019-09-07
- Reviews of Pair Programming Illuminated:
- Review of Extreme Programming Perspectives:
- Walker, David (December 2003), "Review", Software Quality Professional, 6 (1): 46–47
- "Williams Receives Inaugural ACM SIGSOFT Influential Educator Award", CSC News, North Carolina State University Department of Computer Science, May 22, 2009, retrieved 2019-09-07
- "SoC Alum named 2018 IEEE Fellow", School of Computing News, University of Utah School of Computing, January 3, 2018, retrieved 2019-09-07