Apr 10, 2013 | Atlanta, GA
Dana Randall, professor of Computer Science and adjunct professor of Mathematics, has received the Institute's Outstanding Service Award. Randall has provided outstanding service to her schools, the Institute and the profession. She focuses a significant portion of her energies on mentorship, with a major emphasis on promoting women in science. She recently organized the event, "Connections for Women: Discrete Lattice Models in Mathematics, Physics, and Computing." She also created a task force on mentoring and transparency for the College of Computing, and she designed the Equity, Diversity and Excellence Initiative currently being launched.
Through events such as the ADVANCE Town Hall on Livability and Productivity, she contributes to the job satisfaction of Georgia Tech's entire faculty. Randall also initiated a groundbreaking multidisciplinary workshop with Jennifer Chayes of Microsoft Research that combined statistical physics with computer science. Along with serving on editorial boards across disciplines, she has also chaired program committees for prestigious conferences in mathematics and computer science.