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Jennifer Widom

Dean, School of Engineering; Professor in Computer Science and Electrical Engineering


(650) 721-1432



Professor Widom became dean of the School of Engineering in March 2017. She is also a professor in computer science and electrical engineering. A distinguished researcher in data and information management, Widom with her group pioneered foundations and software systems for many nontraditional types and applications of data, including active databases, semi-structured data, data streams, uncertain data and data provenance. By placing all of her group’s prototype software in the public domain and providing technical advice to companies both big and small, she has influenced a wide swath of commercial data management and analysis tools over the years.