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Tracy Hammond, Ph.D.

Professor of Computer Science & Engineering

Texas A&M University

Dr. Tracy Hammond is a Professor of Computer Science & Engineering, Director of the Institute for Engineering Education & Innovation, Chair of Engineering Education Faculty, Director of the Sketch Recognition Lab, and an active and vocal member of the faculty senate and CPI. Hammond is dedicated to diversity, inclusion, and equity, and she is passionate about the success of Texas A&M University and its students. Hammond is a PI for over 13 million in funded research from NSF, DARPA, Google, Microsoft, and others. Hammond holds an F.T.O. in Finance Technology, a Ph.D. in Computer Science from M.I.T .and an M.A in Anthropology, an M.S. in Computer Science, a B.A. in Mathematics, and a B.S. in Applied Physics and Mathematics, all from Columbia University. Hammond has advised 19 UG theses, 29 MS theses, and 10 Ph.D. dissertations. Hammond received the 2020 College of Engineering AFS Teaching Excellence Award, the 2020 Charles E. Webb TEES Faculty Fellows Award, the 2012 Charles H. Barclay Jr. ’45 Faculty Fellow Award, and is an ACM 2020 Distinguished Member. Hammond has been featured on the Discovery Channel and other news sources. More at and