Professor of Computer Science
Michigan State University

Laura Dillon is a professor and past Chair of Computer Science at Michigan State University (MSU); before joining MSU, she was a professor at the University of California, Santa Barbara. Her research centers on formal methods in software engineering, specification and analysis of concurrent software systems. An ACM Distinguished Scientist, Laura has served on numerous editorial boards, program committees, funding panels, and advisory committees—most recently, as Vice Chair of ACM SIGSOFT and General Chair of the 38th International Conference on Software Engineering. She has participated in many CRA-W and ACM mentoring events; is a founding adviser of MSU Women in Computing, the MSU ACM-W Chapter; and co-led TechKobwa, a technology camp for secondary-school teachers and female students in Rwanda, for three summers. She was awarded the ACM SIGSOFT Distinguished Service Award in 2017.