Publications, Grants, Awards and Honors

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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

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.

Was an invited speaker for the National Science Foundation Townhall on Data Science in Education, October, 2021.

Gave an invited talk for the 2021 Women@GECCO workshop (part of the Genetic and Evolutionary Computation Conference).


Was featured in the Member Spotlight of the October 2020 issue (Volume 52, number 4) of the SIGCSE Bulletin, a publication of the ACM Special Interest Group on Computer Science Education.

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.