Wednesday, 23 February 2011

Dr Woodbury - Urbana Champaign to SRM!

Our next international speaker, Dr Marsha Woodbury is no stranger!

She teaches ethics in the Computer Science Department at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. As the former National Chair of CPSR, Computer Professionals for SocialResponsibility, she is known internationally and travels widely,speaking on ethics issues. Her international interest has deepenedfrom being the faculty advisor for the Illinois programming teams that competed in the Annual ACM-ICPC World Finals, for 7 consecutive years.Her undergraduate degree is from Stanford University, cum laude, in communications, and her M.S. and Ph.D. are from the University of Illinois in Journalism and Education. In the Computer ScienceDepartment she earned the honor of being on the list of excellent teachers six times. Dr. Woodbury's textbook, Computer and Information Ethics, is in its third edition. 

She also has published articles on the topics she is passionate about, including freedom of information laws, privacy, and information integrity. Her perspective is somewhat unique in that her early career was farming in New Zealand where she and her husband still own a vineyard.

Her recent talk at SRM school of Media studies, on some of the growing issues related to ethics in the media sector is making us look forward to her talk at the symposium!

She is a Fulbright-Nehru Scholar to India for the year 2010-2011, at IIT, Madras. She has been  the former advisor for the Computer Fear Film Festival (CF3) and a;sp the former Chair, Computer Professionals for Social Responsibility .

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