Dr. Joanne Altee is a Professor in the David R. Cheriton School of Computer Science at the University of Waterloo.  Her research is in software engineering specializing in the “engineering” of safety-critical software, including automotive software and autonomous driving.  Dr. Altee is currently the Director of Women in Computer Science at U.W., providing leadership and directions for efforts to increase diversity in the School.  This includes outreach educational events, technical workshops, female-friendly learning environments and labs, community building and networking and mentoring activities for female CS students.  It also includes providing guidance on avoiding conscious and unconscious bias against women in School policies, procedures and activities.