Professor, Clarkson University, Computer Science

Jeanna Matthews

Jeanna Matthews is a professor of computer science at Clarkson University. She is a founding Chair of the ACM Technology Policy Subcommittee on Artificial Intelligence and Algorithmic Accountability, a Chair of Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) – USA AI Policy Committee, and a member of the ACM Technology Policy Committee.  She has been a member of the ACM Council (2015–2022), chair of the ACM Special Interest Group Governing Board ( 2016–2018), the chair of the ACM Special Interest Group on Operating Systems (SIGOPS) (2011–2015), an ACM Distinguished Speaker and an Fulbright Scholar.

She has published work in a broad range of systems topics from virtualization and cloud computing to social media security. She received a 2018–2019 Brown Institute Magic Grant to research differences in DNA software programs used in the criminal justice system and has been a four-time presenter at DEF CON on topics including security vulnerabilities in virtual environments (2015 and 2016), adversarial testing of criminal justice software (2018) and trolling (2018). Her current work focuses on securing societal decision-making processes and supporting the rights of individuals in a world of automation.

Jeanna received her Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of California at Berkeley in 1999, a B.S. in Mathematics and Computer Science from Ohio State University in 1994 and a B.A. in Spanish from the State University of New York at Potsdam in 2016.