Ellen Walker is Professor of Computer Science and Associate Dean of Academic Affairs at Hiram College, which she has served since 1996. Her research interests include artificial intelligence and computer science education. She is deeply interested in undergraduate teaching and mentoring as well as issues affecting women in computer science. She chaired the 2009 Ohio Celebration of Women in Computer Science, and co-chaired the 2011 ACM SIGCSE Technical Symposium. She has published over 40 papers in refereed journals and conferences, and supervised nearly 100 student research projects. Dr. Walker is a member of NCWIT Academic Alliance, AAAI, and a Senior Member of ACM and IEEE.
- Ph.D., Carnegie Mellon University
- M.S., Carnegie Mellon University
- Sc.B., Brown University
Dr. Walker’s early research was in the area of high level computer vision. This field applies aspects of artificial intelligence to the understanding and description of information provided in images. Specific AI areas include inference systems and fuzzy logic.
Dr. Walker also publishes in computer science education, especially developing and assessing project-based and research-based experiences.
- T. Camp, W.R. Adrion, B. Bizot, S. Davidson, M. Hall, S. Hambrusch, E. Walker and S. Zweben, “Generation CS: The Growth of Computer Science,” ˆ ACM Inroads, June 2017.
- E.L. Walker, “Recognizing American Sign Language Letters: A Machine Learning Experience in an Introductory AI Course,” Proceedings of the 23rd Florida Artificial Intelligence Research Symposium (FLAIRS-23), Daytona, FL May 2010.
- E.L. Walker and O.A. Slotterbeck, “Integrated Research Components: A Practical and Effective Alternative to Senior Projects” Journal of Computing Sciences in Colleges, volume 22, number 1, pp. 72-83, October
- H.-B. Kang and E.L. Walker, “Characterizing and Controlling Approximation in Hierarchical Perceptual Grouping,” Fuzzy Sets and Systems vol. 65, pp. 187-223, August