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.
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Received a subaward from the National Science Foundation (NSF) via Duke University for The Alliance for Identity-Inclusive Computing Education (AIICE): A Collective Impact Approach to Broadening Participation in Computing.
Horton, N. J., Baumer, B. S., Zieffler, A., & Barr, V. (n.d.). The Data Science Corps Wrangle-Analyze-Visualize Program: Building Data Acumen for Undergraduate Students. Harvard Data Science Review. Retrieved from https://hdsr.mitpress.mit.edu/pub/nvflcexe/release/1
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
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.
Has been invited to be a member of the External Advisory Committee for the Templeton Initiative for Engineering and Computer Science at Union College, providing counsel on the development, implementation, and growth potential of the Initiative which will develop integrative coursework and innovative learning opportunities involving engineering and computer science in the liberal arts setting.
Gave an invited talk for the 2021 Women@GECCO workshop (part of the Genetic and Evolutionary Computation Conference).
Was an invited speaker for the National Science Foundation Townhall on Data Science in Education, October, 2021.
Valerie Barr was quoted in the article "Minding the Gaps" by Samuel Greengard, Communications of the ACM, Sept. 8, 2020.
On September 8, Valerie Barr gave a talk entitled "What is it really and how do we do it? Exploring Data Science, Data Analytics, Data Feminism" as part of the Iona College Careers in Science series.