School of Computer Science

Carol Frieze, Ph.D.

Office: GHC 4111
Phone: 412-268-9071

email: cfrieze @

Teaching: Spring Mini-4
Images of Computing
Undergraduate Course 15-296
Monday, Wednesday, 9:00am to 10.20am
Room: GHC 4102
Instructor: Dr. Carol Frieze

Units: 5

Director: Women@SCS and SCS4ALL, School of Computer Science, Carnegie Mellon

  • SCS4ALL -- an SCS wide, graduate and undergraduate organization working to promote diversity in the School of Computer Science and to broaden interest, understanding and diversity in computing fields through outreach.
  • Women@SCS -- an SCS wide organization working to promote, create and encourage women's academic, social and professional opportunities in the computer sciences and to promote the breadth of the field and its diverse community.
  • BiasBusters @ CMU is modelled on Google's Bias Busting @ Work program, and developed in concert with Google. The program was developed to engage over issues of bias (unconscious bias especially), diversity and inclusion. Sessions are led by volunteers from the CMU community who have been trained as facilitators.
  • OurCS -- a 3 day research-focused workshop at CMU for undergraduate women in the USA and abroad.
  • SCS Representative for NCWIT and Pacesetters and AccessComputing
  • TechNights -- Creative Technology Nights is a program focused on exposing middle and high school girls to creative technologies.
  • TechNights Movie
  • School of Computer Science Outreach Roadshow (demonstration version)
  • "Adventures in Computing": (now archived) Weekly Computer Science Activities Sessions at SciTech School

School of Computer Science (SCS)

Research and Papers

Carol Frieze gained her doctorate in the field of "Cultural Studies in Computer Science" from the School of Computer Science, Carnegie Mellon University. Thesis title: "The Critical Role of Culture and Environment as Determinants of Women's Participation in Computer Science". Her research interests include the culture of computing, broadening participation in computing fields, diversity issues, gender myths and stereotypes.

New Book Coming Soon! Cracking the Digital Ceiling: Women in Computing Around the World,
Carol Frieze and Jeria Quesenberry, Cambridge University Press
Expected online publication: October 2019; Reviews


                                     women in computing

Kicking Butt in Computer Science:
Women in Computing at Carnegie Mellon University
Carol Frieze and Jeria Quesenberry,
Dog Ear Publishing, Nov. 2015

Press Release


Check out the book post on the Google re: Work Blog!

Recent Awards

CREU (Collaborative Research Experience for Undergraduates)

Disability Resources Videos: Best Practices for Accommodations




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