Valerie Barr

Jean E. Sammet Professor of Computer Science; Chair of Computer Science

While actively pursuing the application of software testing to artificial intelligence systems, Valerie Barr promotes the interdisciplinary application of computing through a combination of changes to computer science curricula and courses, as well as research and course collaborations with faculty from the full range of disciplines within the liberal arts. She is very active in the computer science education community and has led significant diversity efforts for the Association for Computing Machinery.

Recent Campus News

Mount Holyoke College student working on a computer in a library

Data science new major at Mount Holyoke

Mount Holyoke College launches a new major in data science for fall 2019 

Recent Mentions in the Media

Recent Publications

Beaury, E.M., Finn, J.T., Corbin, J.D., Barr, V. and Bradley, B.A. (2019), Biotic resistance to invasion is ubiquitous across ecosystems of the United States. Ecology Letters. doi:10.1111/ele.13446

Recent Awards

Named a 2019 Distinguished Member of the Association for Computing Machinery. The Distinguished Member program recognizes professional experience and significant achievements in the computing field.