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Ellen L. Walker, Ph.D.

Professor of Computer Science

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

Research Interests

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.

Selected Publications

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