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Dr. Wu received her B.S. in Mathematics from the University of Maryland, Ph.D. in Applied Mathematics from Cornell University, and a Hon LHD (Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters) from Marymount College.
Dr. Wu is an Emeritus Researcher at IBM Research. A Trustee of the New School in NYC and the KECK Graduate Institute for Applied Life Sciences at Claremont College.
Dr. Wu is a board member of the Muscular Dystrophy Association and Public Agenda in NYC. And on Tufts Medical Center’s Quality of Care Committee.
Dr. Wu is Chair (Emeritus) of the US National Academies’ Committee on Women in Science, Engineering, and Medicine. She served on several NSF Advisory Committees including the Advisory Committee for NSF’s Directorate for Education and Human Resources and Committee on Equal Opportunities in Science and Engineering.
Dr. Wu was a member of President Clinton’s Committee of Advisors on Science and Technology and NSF’s Committee on Equal Opportunity in Science.
At IBM from 2005 – 2018, Dr. Wu was Program Executive, Global University Programs. In this position she managed a portfolio of IBM-university-government research collaborations.
Prior to this position, Dr. Wu was a researcher in Mathematical Sciences focused on business risk. Then a Technology Strategy Consultant for IBM’s VP of Technology.