Anne Condon, Associate Dean, Faculty Affairs and Strategic Initiatives; Professor, Computer Science, University of British Columbia

Friday, January 16, 2009 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm
Anne Condon
Associate Dean, Faculty Affairs and Strategic Initiatives; Professor, Computer Science
University of British Columbia
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Anne Condon is a Professor of Computer Science at the Univeristy of British Columbia and Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs and Strategic Initiatives. She holds the NSERC/GM Canada Chair for Women in Science and Engineering for the British Columbia region. Currently, Anne's research focuses on computational prediction of RNA and DNA structure, with applications to design of novel structures and gene synthesis. She is interested more broadly in working on fun theoretical problems that are motivated by practical applications, and has contributed to computational complexity theory, hardware verification, biomolecular computation, and combinatorial auctions.

Anne received her B.Sc. degree (1982) in Mathematics and Computer Science at University College Cork, Ireland and her Ph.D. (1987) from the University of Washington, Seattle. Prior to her position at UBC, she was a faculty member of the Computer Sciences Department at the University of Wisconsin at Madison from 1987-1999. She won an ACM Distinguished Dissertation award (1988), an NSF National Young Investigator Award (1992) and the University College Cork Distinguished Alfrom 1987-1999. She won an ACM Distinguished Dissertation award (1988), an NSF National Young Investigator Award (1992) and the University College Cork Distinguished Alumna award (2001) for her work.

When she gets the chance, Anne loves singing in choirs. She likes to travel, especially to Ireland, and to ride her bike wherever possible.