Ann Gates

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El Paso Texas, 79968
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Ann Gates
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Professor, Computer Science - Cyber-Share
Department Chair, Department of Computer Science
Director, Cyber-ShARE Center of Excellence

Dr. Gates directs the NSF-funded Cyber-ShARE Center of Excellence. Cyber-ShARE's mission is to advance education and research through cyberinfrastructures that support information exchange and integration, as well as collaborative interdisciplinary research. As national leaders in the study of collaborative science and engineering, the Center has developed and applied models of team-based, cooperative learning, interdisciplinary teamwork, and knowledge integration and management. Dr. Gates also conducts research in software engineering. Her research focuses on development of technologies for monitoring software correctness and data quality. Specifically, the focus is on extending and defining software engineering methods and developing usable technology to support development of complex systems that are of high consequence, i.e., failure of the system will result in loss of life, equipment, security, or financial losses. Using properties to monitor systems can assist in detecting conflicts and errors during software execution or data acquisition. Dr. Gates also leads the Computing Alliance of Hispanic-Serving Institutions (CAHSI) that focuses on the recruitment, retention, and advancement of Hispanics in computing. She is recognized for her work on the Affinity Research Group Model, a set of practices that support the creation and maintenance of dynamic and inclusive research groups in which students learn and apply the knowledge and skills required for research and cooperative work.


  1. Computing education
  2. Cyberinfrastructure
  3. Requirements engineering
  4. Software Engineering
  5. Undergraduate research
  6. Verification and Validation


  1. Education for the 21st Century Demographic
  2. Cross-cutting: Cyberinfrastructure and Collaborative Environments