Workshop papers, conference panels, invited workshops etc. can be found on my CV
- Stephenson, C., Derbenwick Miller, A., Alvarado, C., Barker, L., Barr, V., Camp, T., Frieze, C., Lewis, C., Cannon Mindell, E., Limbird, L., Richardson, D., Sahami, M., Villa, E., Walker, H., and Zweben, S. (2018). Retention in Computer Science Undergraduate Programs in the U.S.: Data Challenges and Promising Interventions. New York, NY. ACM. (ACM Report)
- Barr, V., "Computing Education Will Not Be One Size Fits All", ACM
Inroads, (December 2018).
- Barr, V., "Different Denominators, Different Results: Reanalyzing
CS Degrees by Gender, Race, and Ethnicity, ACM Inroads, forthcoming
- Barr, V., "Disciplinary Thinking, Computational Doing:
Collaborating for Mutual Enrichment", New Directions for
Computing Education: Embedding Computing Across Disciplines,
Springer, April, 2017.
- Barr, V., "Disciplinary Thinking, Computational Doing: Promoting
While Transforming Computer Science Enrollments", ACM Inroads, June
- Barr, V. and Trytten, D. "Using Turingscraft CodeLab to Support CS1
Students as They Learn
to Program", ACM Inroads, June 2016.
- Barr, V., "Computational Thinking", Computing Handbook, 3rd
Edition , edited by Teofilo Gonzalez and Allen Tucker, Chapman &
Hall/CRC Press, April 2014
- Barr, V., Burkett, A., and Webb, N., "Introducing Blake
Browser: William Blake and Computational Analysis", CUR Quarterly,
- Barr, V., "Create Two, Three, Many Courses: An Experiment in
Contextualized Introductory Computer Science", Proceedings of
Consortium for Computing in Colleges – Northeast Region
(CCSCNE-2012), Hamden, CT, 2012.
- Barr, V. and Stephenson, C., "Bringing Computational Thinking to
K-12: What is Involved and What is the Role of the Computer
Science Education Community?", ACM Inroads, 2011.
- Striegnitz, K., and Barr, V., "Can Computers Think? - an introduction
to computer science, programming, and artificial intelligence",
AAAI Spring Symposium, 2008.
- Barr, V. and Siefring, E. "Verification of Lexicalized Tree Adjoining Grammars", TAG+7 Workshop on Tree Adjoining Grammars, May 2004, Vancouver.
- Barr, V. "A Proposed Model for Effective
Verification of Natural Language Generation Systems",
Florida Artificial Intelligence Research Society Conference
(FLAIRS), May 2003, St. Augustine, Florida, pp. 208-212.
- Barr, V. and Klavans, J. "Verification and Validation of Language Processing Systems: Is It
Evaluation?", with Judith L. Klavans, ACL 2001 Workshop on Evaluation
Methodologies for Language and Dialogue Systems, July 2001, Toulouse,
pp. 34 - 40.
- Barrv, V. "A Quagmire of Terminology: Verification & Validation,
Testing, and Evaluation," FLAIRS-2001, Key West, May 2001.
- Gonzalez, A. and Barr, V. "Validation and verification of intelligent systems - what are
they and how are they different?" with Avelino Gonzalez, Journal of
Experimental and Theoretical Artificial Intelligence, Volume 12,
Number 4 October 2000.
- My PhD dissertation, done under the guidance of Casimir Kulikowski at Rutgers University, is Applications of Rule-Base Coverage Measures to Expert System Evaluation (1996)
- BuzzFeed Women in Development Group, March,
- "The Toy Aisle Still Matters:
The State of Women in STEM", Hofstra University, October, 2015.
- "Disciplinary Thinking, Computational Doing: Promoting
While Transforming Computer Science Enrollments", STEM Ed Institute,
University of Massachusetts at
Amherst, October, 2015.
- "One Data Set, Two Stories", Microsoft Research,
- Women's Institute for Summer Enrichment, UC
Center (Team for Research in Ubiquitous Secure Technology), June,
- "The Toy Aisle Still Matters: The State of Women in Computing",
Brown University, November, 2014.
- "Blake, Biofuel, and Bribery: Promoting Interdisciplinary
Applications of Computing", Whitman College, September, 2014. Also
presented at Hofstra University, October, 2013.
- "Bridging the Faculty Digital Divide", Washington and Lee
University, December 2013.
- "Life at the Intersection: Interdisciplinarity and 21st Century
Computer Science", Lafayette College, November 2013.
- "Computer Science at Your Age!??!? What's Next?", NCWIT
Aspiration Awards Ceremony, NW Region, Portland, OR, April 2013.
- "We Love Computer Science So Much: Why Don't More Students Share the Love?", 51st ACM Southeast Conference, Keynote Address, May 2013.