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Associate Professor
Endowed Chair and Professorships Titles
Chair’s Professor for Teaching Excellence
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Dr. Wills received her S.B. (1985), S.M. (1986), and Ph.D. (1992) degrees in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Her graduate research focused on automating software understanding to enable software evolution and reuse. At Georgia Tech, she teaches and conducts research in embedded computer vision, parallelizing multimedia applications, and innovative computing systems education. Dr. Wills was the first recipient of the Demetrius T. Paris, Jr. Professorship. She is a senior member of the IEEE and IEEE Computer Society and a member of ACM.

  • Embedded computer vision and surveillance systems
  • Parallelizing multimedia applications
  • Automated software engineering and retargeting
  • Computer systems education
Distinctions & Awards
  • Hesburgh Award Teaching Fellow 2007-2008
  • Best Paper Award, IFIP International Conference on Embedded and Ubiquitous Computing, 2005
  • Demetrius T. Paris Professorship, 2001-2004
  • IEEE Control Systems Magazine Outstanding Paper Award, 2002-2003
  • National Science Foundation Career Award, 2001
  • IEEE Certificate of Appreciation for Best Paper of Session Award, 19th Digital Avionics Sys. Conference, 2000
  • Best Paper Award, IEEE International Conference on Software Maintenance, 1995
  • IEEE Computer Society Certificate of Appreciation, 1995
  • ACM Recognition of Service Award, 1995