Faculty of Science associate dean and computer science professor Gail Murphy has received the 2014 University of Washington Computer Science and Engineering Alumni Achievement Award. Murphy received her PhD from the University of Washington in 1996 and joined UBC Department of Computer Science as an assistant professor the same year. Her research focuses on developing tools to help software developers and knowledge workers be more productive when working with large information spaces. Her research on software evolution and tools led her to co-found Tasktop Technologies, a company that has over two million users, including the majority of the Global 2000. Click here for more details.