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Maria Klawe
Later in 2009, Klawe joined the board of directors of the Microsoft Corporation. She was born in Toronto, she studied at the University of Alberta, dropped out to travel the world, and returned to earn her B.Sc. in 1973 and in 1977 she earned her Ph.D. in mathematics. She started a second Ph.D., in computer science, at the University of Toronto, but was offered a faculty position there before completing the degree. She spent eight years in the industry, serving at IBM Almaden Research Center, in California, first as a research scientist, then as manager of the Discrete Mathematics Group and manager of the Mathematics and Related Computer Science Department. She then moved to the University of British Columbia, where she stayed for 15 years and served as head of the Department of Computer Science from 1988 to 1995, vice president of student and academic services from 1995 to 1998, and dean of science from 1998 to 2002. From UBC she moved to Princeton and then Harvey Mudd College.
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