Dr. Ellen Zegura received the B.S. degree in Computer Science (1987), the B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering (1987), the M.S. degree in Computer Science (1990) and the D.Sc. in Computer Science (1993) all from Washington University, St. Louis, Missouri. Since 1993, she has been on the faculty in the College of Computing at Georgia Tech. She was an Assistant Dean in charge of Space and Facilities Planning from Fall 2000 to January 2003. She served as Interim Dean of the College for six months in 2002. She was Associate Dean responsible for Research and Graduate Programs from 2003-2005. She served as the first Chair of the School of Computer Science from 2005-2012. She is a Fellow of the IEE and the ACM. She is the proud mom of two girls, Carmen (born in August of 1998) and Bethany (born in May of 2001), whose pictures never made it onto the web until Facebook.
The theme of her research work is the development of wide-area (Internet) networking services. Wide-area services are utilized by applications that are distributed across multiple administrative domains (e.g., web, file sharing, multimedia distribution). Her focus is on services implemented both at the network layer, as part of network infrastructure, and at the application layer. The work in this area falls into three categories: (1) measurement and modeling, (2) development of new services, and (3) investigation of paradigms and platforms to support new services. More detail on particular projects may be found on her website.