Anita Sarma is an Associate Professor at Oregon State University. Before this, she was an Assistant Professor at the University of Nebraska, Lincoln; a post-doctoral scholar at Carnegie Mellon University, and a doctoral student at the University of California, Irvine. Through this journey, her passion has been on helping humans make better software and work together. Dr. Sarma’s research crosscuts Software Engineering and Human-Computer Interaction and focuses on how software can be designed to support developers and end-user programmers in their development efforts. Her work explores how socio-technical dependencies affect teamwork, how open source can be made more inclusive, and usable security. Overall, Dr. Sarma’s research has resulted in 84 peer-reviewed publications (68 conferences, 16 journals). Her work has been funded through NSF and Airforce (AFOSR). She has been the recipient of the NSF CAREER award.
Episode 48: Creating Appreciative Communities and Implicit Mentoring with Anita Sarma and Iftekhar Ahmed
19 November 2021 | 48 mins 48 secs
Today, we are very excited to have two guests joining us, Anita Sarma and Iftekhar Ahmed. Anita is a Professor of Computer Science at Oregon State University and Iftekhar is an Assistant Professor at University of California, Irvine. They are here to talk about creating appreciative communities and implicit mentoring. We learn more about what socio-technical means, metrics to look at or use to understand if we’re on the right track, and some important things they learned from their research. Also, Anita and Iftekhar share their thoughts on how they see implicit mentoring and creating appreciative communities fitting together.