Margaret H. Dunham
Bobby B. Lyle School of Engineering 2013
Margaret (Maggie) H. Dunham is Professor of Computer Science and Engineering in Lyle School of Engineering. She received B.A. and M.S. degrees in mathematics from Miami University in Ohio. After earning a Ph.D. in computer science from SMU, she joined SMU's engineering faculty in 1984. She served her department as associate chair and director of both undergraduate and graduate studies. In 1995 she was a Visiting Academic at the University of Queensland in Australia. She served as president of the SMU Faculty Senate during 1996-1997. Dunham's current research interests are in the areas of data mining and bioinformatics. She is the author of a popular text,
Data Mining Introductory and Advanced Topics, which has been translated into Chinese and Greek. A Fulbright grant supported teaching based on her book at the Indian Institute of Information Technology in Allahabad. Dunham served as associate editor of the
IEEE Transaction on Knowledge and Data Engineering and editor of the
ACM SIGMOD Record. She was general conference chair for the ACM SIGMOD/PODS conference held in Dallas. She has published more than 100 technical papers and served as a consultant for numerous companies. She retires as Professor
Emeritus of Computer Science and Engineering.