Dorothy Curtis

Dorothy is a Research Scientist at MIT's Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory.

Current Affiliations

She is currently affiliated with the OpenCilk Project.

Current Research Interests

She is currently investigating building a system to connect multiple neural networks together.

Recent Research Interests

Her recent and continuing research interests are Assistive Devices for Healthcare and Health Literacy.

Highlights of Some Previous Projects

Organic Indoor Location Discovery Service : She has worked on indoor localization.

SMART : She has been involved in medical systems - investigating innovative devices and computer systems issues in healthcare.

Within Project Oxygen, she worked with handheld devices and in-building location systems, in particular, Cricket.

She did some work in the area of Object Oriented Databases Thor - disconnected operation and notification.

Within the Networks and Mobile Systems Group, she had the opportunity to work on the kernel implementation of Endpoint Congestion Management.

Within the Software, Devices and Systems Group , she studied some software issues related to SpectrumWare and Active Nets .

While working on mobile communications systems in The Advanced Network Architecture Group , she worked on writing grammars for SLS's voice recognition system. She also worked on a PC router based on a dual processor architecture.

In the Programming Methodology Group , Dorothy developed the compiler for Theta, the object-oriented language used in the Thor database. In her spare time she did some Unix system administration.

PCLU (Portable CLU)

While working in Programming Methodology Group, Dorothy developed a portable version of CLU. CLU is a language that supports data abstraction. PCLU is available by anonymous ftp from the following site.


Dorothy also advises a few Course VI undergraduates. Some of her thoughts on advising are here.

Non Research Activities

Dorothy is the Officer for the Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Department. In this position she oversees the collection and use of data concerning departmental activities.

Dorothy supports some web based systems for decision support, including SuperUROP for the EECS Department and faculty search.

Dorothy also does some Systems Administration on the side for the Database Group and the Networks and Mobile Systems Group.

Dorothy is also affiliated with the Association of MIT Alumnae (AMITA).
Plus ca change, plus c'est la meme chose: Barriers to Equality in Academia: Women in Computer Science at M.I.T. February, 1983.

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