School of Computer Science

Carol Frieze, Ph.D.

Office: GHC 4111
Phone: 412-268-9071

email: cfrieze @

Teaching: Spring Mini-4, 2021
Women in Computing Around the World
Undergraduate Course 15-296
Monday, Wednesday, 10:40am to 12:00pm
Instructor: Dr. Carol Frieze

Units: 5

Former 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 build academic, social, and professional opportunities that promote and encourage a more 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 providing opportunities for a more diversity community to explore research.
  • SCS Representative for NCWIT and Pacesetters and AccessComputing
  • TechNights -- Creative Technology Nights is a program of workshops encouraging more middle school girls to explore creative technologies.
  • TechNights Movie
  • School of Computer Science Outreach Roadshow (demonstration version)

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! Cracking the Digital Ceiling: Women in Computing Around the World
editors Carol Frieze and Jeria Quesenberry, Cambridge University Press, 2020


                                     women in computing

BOOK: 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 (Computing Research Association)

CREU Computing Research Association's Program: Collaborative Research Experience for Undergraduates

Disability Resources Videos: Best Practices for Accommodations




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