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Professor of Computer Science, Clarkson University

Jeanna Matthews is a professor of computer science at Clarkson University. She has published work in a broad range of systems topics from virtualization and cloud computing to social media security and distributed file systems. She has been a four-time presenter at DEF CON on topics including security vulnerabilities in virtual environments (2015 and 2016), adversarial testing of criminal justice software (2018) and trolling (2018). She is co-chair of IEEE-USA's AI Policy Committee and a founding co-chair of the ACM Technology Policy Subcommittee on Artificial Intelligence and Algorithm Accountability. She is a member of the ACM Technology Policy Committee and a member of the ACM Council (2015-present). She was chair of the ACM Special Interest Group Governing Board ( 2016-2018) and the chair of the ACM Special Interest Group on Operating Systems (SIGOPS) from 2011 to 2015. She was a Fellow at Data and Society in 2017-2018. Her current work focuses on securing societal decision-making processes and supporting the rights of individuals in a world of automation. She received a 2018-2019 Brown Institute Magic Grant to research differences in DNA software programs used in the criminal justice system. Jeanna received her Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of California at Berkeley in 1999, a B.S. in Mathematics and Computer Science from Ohio State University in 1994 and a B.A. in Spanish from the State University of New York at Potsdam in 2015.


  • –present
    Professor, Clarkson University
  • 2006–2020
    Associate professor, Clarkson University