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Associate Professor of Computer Science
Dr. Valerie Barr received her B.A. in Applied Mathematics in 1977 from Mount Holyoke college. In 1979 she received her M.S. in Computer Science from New York University. During the next 10 years she worked in industry at a variety of jobs ranging from writing programs for an automated blood analyzer to programming storage and retrieval machines to doing data-base programs for banking applications. In 1989 she returned to graduate study at Rutgers University and received her Ph.D. degree in 1996.
Her research interests are in the areas of software testing (specifically testing expert systems), integrating software testing into the computer science curriculum, knowledge representation and retrieval within automated medical transcription, and issues of gender and science (specifically the underrepresentation of women in science)