Jeannette Wing Bio, Age, Height, Family, Husband, Children, Computer Scientist, and Net Worth

Jeannette Wing Biography

Jeannette Wing whose full name is Jeannette Marie Wing is an American professor and an executive Vice President of Research at Columbia University in New York since September 2021. Moreover, she is also a Consulting professor of Computer Science at Carnegie Mellon University since September 2015.

Jeannette Wing Age

Marie Wing was born on December 4, 1956, in Newark, New Jersey, United States. Therefore as of 2022, Jeannette is 66 years old

Jeannette Wing Height

Wing stands at a height of 1.71 m, and her weight is about 65 kg.

Jeannette Wing Family

Marie Wing is the daughter of Omar and Camella Grace (Chien) Wing. Not much is said about her siblings if she has any. Mostly because she does not necessarily find this information useful to the public. We will keep you posted should this information be available.

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Jeannette Wing Husband

It seems Marie Wing has not yet revealed who her life partner is, or perhaps, she has not yet found the love of her life. We will keep tabs and update you soon. She also has no past record of having any children or possibly she has just maintained a low profile.

Jeannette Wing Career

Wing graduated with her S.B. and S.M. in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in June 1979. Later on, in 1983, she also attained her Ph.D. in Computer Science at MIT under John Guttag. She is also a fourth-degree black belt in Tang Soo Do.

Jeannette kicked off and began her career first as an assistant professor at the University of Southern California, Los Angeles from September 1982 to June 1985. From 1985 till August 2015, she was the President’s professor of Computer Science at Carnegie Mellon University. Moving to Cambridge, Massachusetts, Wing was a visiting associate professor at MIT from January 1992 for a year. Further, Wing moved to Redmond, Washington State serving as a Microsoft Researcher from September 2002 to August 2003. She also served as the head of the Computer Science Department from 2004 to 2007. And from 2007 to 2010, she was an assistant director at the National Science Foundation/Computer and Information Science and Engineering Directorate. Still, in 2010, she was the department head of Computer Science at Carnegie Mellon quitting work in 2012.

From January 2013, Wing was the VP and head of Microsoft International Research till July when she was made the Corporate Vice President until June 30, 2017. In 2017 July, Jeannette moved to New York, where she served as an Avanessians Director of the Data Sciences Institute and professor of Computer Science at Columbia University. Until September 2021, she is currently the Executive Vice President for Research and professor of Computer Science.

Computational Thinking

She is technical expertise in the breadth of computer science, programming languages, formal methods, concurrent and distributed systems, security and privacy, and data science. Wing has the leadership and management of computer science and data science organizations in higher education, industrial research, and federal funding agencies. Moreover, she is an advocate for basic research in science and engineering, multi-disciplinary collaborative research and education, Computational Thinking for All, and Data for Good. Computational Thinking is the thought processes involved in formulating problems and their solutions so that the solutions are represented in a form that can be effectively carried out by an information-processing agent.

Editorial Board and Publications

Marie Wing is a member of the editorial board of some journals including:

  • Foundations and Trends in Privacy and Security as the co-Editor-in-Chief)
  • Journal of the ACM
  • Formal Aspects of Computing as the North American Editor
  • Formal Methods in System Design
  • International Journal of Software and Informatics
  • Journal of Information Science and Engineering
  • Software Tools for Technology Transfer

Her most recent publications include J.M. Wing, J.P.C. Woodcock, and J. Davies as editors, Proceedings of FM’99: First World Congress on Formal Methods in the Development of Computing Systems, Toulouse, France, Springer-Verlag, LNCS 1708 (Volume I) and 1709 (Volume II), 1999. With┬áBarbara Liskov, Wing developed the Liskov substitution principle that was published in 1993. More of her books are in her page as a Google Scholar.


She has also an honorary doctorate from Linkoping University, a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, AAAS, ACM, and IEEE.

Jeannette Wing’s Net Worth

Wing’s estimated net worth is $2.1 million. Her primary source is her job as a professor and an executive Vice President of Research at Columbia University.

Jeannette Wing’s Social Media

Details concerning her social media accounts are not disclosed to the public. We will keep you posted should we find an update.