Dr. Carol Frieze has worked on diversity and inclusion in Carnegie Mellon’s School of Computer Science (SCS) for the past 17 years. Her publications, teaching and research interests focus on the culture of computing, stereotypes and myths, unconscious bias, and broadening participation in computing fields. She teaches a course on the representation of computer science in popular culture and co-teaches a course on HCI solutions for mitigating bias.
Along with Jeria Quesenberry, Frieze is co-author of the book Kicking Butt in Computer Science: Women in Computing at Carnegie Mellon University, which tells a positive story of how Carnegie Mellon challenged the existing narrative of approaches to women’s participation in computing. Women@SCS has been credited with contributing to Carnegie Mellon’s success in gender balance in the computer science major. Women’s enrollment in the first year computer science major at Carnegie Mellon reached 48% in 2016 and 49%+ in 2017.