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Penny Rheingans

pennyProfessor of Computer Science and Director for the Center for Women in Technology.
Research focus is on data visualization, specifically the development of methods for representing large amounts of data visually in order to help people better understand outliers, relationships, and mechanisms. Member of a multi-disciplinary team (GLOBE) working to develop an online system to transform how land change science is conducted to help scientists understand the representativeness and similarities of their work to the work of others in the global context. Collaborator in NSF-funded projects to develop a novel model for a common introduction to IT majors to support a series of cohorts of transfer students in technology disciplines, and to strengthen the state of secondary education in computing. Recipient of the 2012 University System of Maryland Regent’s Award for mentoring. Member of the ADVANCE Executive Committee.

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