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Margaret Burnett is a Professor of Computer Science at the School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at Oregon State University. Her current research focuses on end-user programming, end-user software engineering, information foraging theory as applied to programming, and gender issues in those contexts. She has a long history of research in these issues and others relating to human issues of programming. She is also the principal architect of the Forms/3 and the FAR visual programming languages and, together with Gregg Rothermel, of the WYSIWYT testing methodology for end-user programmers. She was the founding project director of the EUSES Consortium, a multi-institution collaboration among Oregon State University and Carnegie Mellon, Drexel University, Pennsylvania State, University of Nebraska, University of Washington, University of Cambridge (U.K.), and IBM to help End Users Shape Effective Software. You can view my Stanford talk about EUSES, given in November 2004. And here is a similar talk: my Open University talk about EUSES, which was given in June 2005. My student Laura Beckwith and I gave a talk in September 2006, at Microsoft Research Cambridge, on gender issues in end-user programming. And, you can access my April 27, 2007 Google Tech Talk on the Surprise-Explain-Reward strategy. Finally, here is my June 2009 Microsoft Channel 9 interview on Gender and Software. Dr. Burnett was a recipient of IBM's International Faculty Award (2007, 2008). She was also recently honored with the OSU College of Engineering's Research Award (2009), Research Collaboration Award (2005), and with OSU's Elizabeth P. Ritchie Distinguished Professor Award (2000). She is a past recipient of the National Science Foundation's Young Investigator Award (1994). She is currently on the Steering Committees for IEEE VL/HCC and ACM SoftVis. She has served on a variety of ACM and IEEE conference program committees, has chaired a few of them, and has also held a number of other conference offices.