Deborah Silver, a full professor in Rutgers University’s Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, has been part of the IEEE Visualization community since 1990. She has held many positions in the yearly visualization conference, including: papers co-chair, symposium co-chair, papers committee member, and program committee member. She is currently on the IEEE Scientific Visualization Steering Committee (2016-), the IEEE Visualization Executive Committee (2019-), and on the IEEE Computer Society Professional Education Committee (2020-). She served as IEEE’s Vice Chair of Operations for the Technical Committee on Computer Graphics (1993-2000) and as a member of the IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics editorial committee (1995-2000).
Dr. Silver obtained her B.S. in Computer Science from Columbia University and her Ph.D. in Computer Science from Princeton University. From 2008-2010, she served as Associate Dean of Continuing and Professional Education for Rutgers’ School of Engineering. She is currently (2010-) the Executive Director of the Professional Science Master’s Program at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey (Newark, New Brunswick & Camden) and as part of that program has helped spearhead the novel Master of Business & Science degree which combines various science and engineering curricula with business courses. Her main area of research is data visualization. Most recently, her research focus has also included education, computational skills and the STEM workforce. Her research efforts have been funded by the National Science Foundation, NASA, the Department of Energy, the U.S. Air Force, the U.S. Department of Education, and the U.S. Department of Labor.
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