Authors Biography
Catherine C. McGeoch earned her Ph.D. in computer science from Carnegie Mellon University
in 1986. She joined the faculty of Amherst College in 1987, where she is presently the Beitzel
Professor of Technology and Society and past chair of the computer science department. Starting
in summer 2014, she has taken a leave of absence from the college to work at D-Wave Systems
Her research interests center around the development of methods and techniques for exper-
imental analysis of algorithms, with special emphasis on algorithms and heuristics for NP-Hard
problems. She co-founded the DIMACS Challenges with David S. Johnson, and co-founded the
annual workshops on Algorithm Engineering and Experimentation (ALENEX), with Michael
Goodrich. She is past Editor in Chief of the ACM Journal of Experimental Algorithmics, and cur-
rently a member of the ACM publications board. She is the author of A Guide to Experimental
Algorithmics, published in 2012.

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