Stephanie Forrest
Stephanie Forrest
Arizona State University
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Stephanie Forrest is professor of computer science at Arizona State University, where she directs the Biodesign Center for Biocomputation, Security, and Society. Her interdisciplinary research focuses on the intersection of biology and computation, including cybersecurity, software engineering, and biological modeling.

Before joining ASU in 2017, she was Distinguished Professor of Computer Science at the University of New Mexico and served as department chair. She is a member of the Santa Fe Institute external faculty, where she has also cochaired the Science Board and was Interim Vice president for academic affairs. She spent 2013–14 at the US Department of State as a senior science advisor for cyberpolicy.

Her awards include the Test of Time Award from the IEEE Security and Privacy Symposium (2020); Most Influential Paper Award from the International Conference on Software Engineering (2019); Santa Fe Institute Stanislaw Ulam Memorial Lectures (2013); ACM/AAAI Allen Newell Award (2011); and NSF Presidential Young Investigator Award (1991). She is a fellow of the IEEE and a member of the Computing Research Association Board of Directors.

She was educated at St. John’s College (BA) and got her MS and PhD in computer science at the University of Michigan.

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