J. Byron Maupin Professor of Engineering and Head, Dept. of Computer Science, College of Engineering, Virginia Tech. — Researcher in Software Engineering and Compiling, particularly static and dynamic program analyses for use in practical software tools. Formerly a professor at Rutgers University, she is an ACM Fellow, 2008 ACM Presidential Award winner, CRA-W Distinguished Professor, and 2001 ACM Distinguished Service Award winner. She is an active leader in ACM, serving as Vice President (2010-2012), Secretary/Treasurer (2008-2010) and ACM Council Member (2000-2008). Dr. Ryder has served in editorial capacity for journals such as Software, Practice and Experience, IEEE Transactions on Software Engineering, and ACM Transactions on Programming Languages and Systems. While at Rutgers, she graduated no fewer than 17 PhD students.