Tracy Camp

Women in Computing

Dr. Camp currently co-chairs the Computing Research Association's
Committee on the Status of Women in Computing Research (CRA-W).
CRA-W is "an action oriented organization dedicated to increasing the number of women participating in Computer Science and Engineering (CSE) research and education at all levels".
In her role as Co-Chair, Dr. Camp co-leads the CRA-W's Steering Committee.

One project that CRA-W helped create is the Center for Evaluating the Research Pipeline (CERP). The goal of CERP is to inform the computing community about patterns of entry, experience, progress, and success in academic programs and research careers, and to evaluate the effectiveness intervention programs for women and under represented minorities on these pathways. See details of CERP at:

Dr. Camp served as the co-chair of ACM's Committee on Women in Computing from 1998-2002, and participated as a Council Member until 2011. The mission of ACM-W is to
engage in activities and projects that aim to improve the working and learning environments for women in computing.

Dr. Camp has attended every Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing except one (in 2011, which she had a family wedding to attend). She has also helped
organize the Celebrations in various capacities. For example, she served as the Program Chair of GHC 2009 and the General Chair of GHC 2010.

Dr. Camp was honored to be the keynote speaker at the 2006 Australian Women in IT Conference (AusWIT), the 2009 Ohio Celebration of
Women in Computing (OCWIC), the 2009 STARS Celebration, and the 2011 TRIWIC regional celebration in Kentucky.

One of Dr. Camp's often cited papers on the shrinking pipeline problem was published in CACM (October 1997). The paper is available here.

In Dr. Camp's CACM paper, the community was asked to respond to an interactive survey. Results from this survey are available here.

Dr. Camp was Guest Editor of a Special Issue on Women and Computers (ACM Bulletin, June 2002).
This special issue consists of nine editorials, 21 invited papers (which were thoroughly reviewed and revised), eight reprints, and several peripherals.
The issue is approximately 200 pages and involved 53 invited authors.

Recently Dr. Camp wrote a paper entitled Computing, we have a problem that appeared in ACM Inroads, December 2012.

Links of Interest


Tutorials for Change


Networking Networking Women (N^2 Women)
ACM'S Committee on Women in Computing (ACM-W)
National Center for Women & Information Technology (NCWIT)
CRA Committee on the Status of Women in Computing Research (CRA-W)
Computer Girl
Association for Women in Computing (AWC)
Center for Women and Information Technology
Columbia University Women in Computer Science


Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing