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Jamika Burge is a Senior Scientist at Information Systems Worldwide (i_SW), a technology, engineering, and research company providing high-end advanced technical, integration, engineering and analysis solutions to the US Government and other customers. From 2007-2009, she was a postdoctoral research scholar at The Pennsylvania State University focusing on community informatics. She earned her PhD in computer science and applications from Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University (Virginia Tech), where she was a IBM Research Fellow and won an IBM Research Dissertation Fellowship. As a graduate student, her research and perspectives were featured in the New York Times and Computerworld.
She is affiliated with the Coalition to Diversity Computing (CDC), based in Washington, DC. The CDC targets students and faculty with the focus of increasing the number of minorities successfully transitioning into computing-based careers in academia, federal laboratories, and industry. As a CDC committee member, she is co-director of the Collaborative Research Experiences for Undergraduates (CREU) program and co-chair of the Women of Color in Computing initiative.