Jennifer Widom on the Evolution of Computer Science

Jennifer Widom, Frederick Emmons Terman Dean of the SoE and the Fletcher Jones Professor in CS and EE
February 2019

Over the course of three decades, Jennifer Widom has seen computer science evolve from a relatively niche field to an interdisciplinary field that touches on broad swaths of society and promises solutions to global problems such as health care and sustainability.

On this episode of the Women in Data Science podcast, Widom explains that as computer science has become more broadly applicable, it has moved beyond the mere study of software and hardware. Today, she says it's about how you can use the methods and techniques in the discipline to solve problems in other fields.

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Excerpted from Stanford Engineering Research & Ideas, "​Jennifer Widom: Computer science grows beyond engineering disciplines", February 19, 2019.