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Nationality  American
Doctoral advisor  Jean-Loup Baer
Fields  Computer Science
Name  Carla Ellis
Notable awards  ACM Fellow (2010)

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Institutions  Duke University University of Rochester University of Oregon
Alma mater  University of Washington, University of Toledo
Institution  Duke University, University of Rochester, University of Oregon

Carla Schlatter Ellis is an American computer scientist and Emeritus Professor of Computer Science at Duke University. She is known for her work in energy management on mobile devices and also for her devotion to increasing the number of women in computer science. She is a founding member of Systers, an international email list of women computer scientist that was founded in 1987 by 13 women computer scientists who met at a Symposium on Operating Systems Principles (SOSP). In 2012, Systers has over 3000 members.


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Ellis received the B.S. degree from the University of Toledo, Toledo OH, in 1972 and the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Washington, Seattle, in 1977 and 1979. She was a member of the Computer Science faculties at the University of Oregon, Eugene, from 1978 to 1980, and at the University of Rochester, Rochester NY, from 1980 to 1986. In 1986 she moved to Duke University as an Associate Professor, then Professor, and currently Emeritus Professor.

Awards and honors

In 2010, the Association for Computing Machinery named her an ACM Fellow "for contributions to techniques for energy management in mobile devices, and for service to the computing community".

When she was the Co-Chair CRA’s Committee on the Status of Women in Computing Research (CRA-W), CRA-W won a 2004 Presidential Award for Excellence in Science, Mathematics, and Engineering Mentoring (PAESMEM) and the 2005 National Science Board Public Service Award.


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