Who Inspire Us
learned geeks, Irene Greif is regarded as the founder of the field
of Computer-Supported Cooperative Work (CSCW), and she directs Lotus
Research with a focus on CSCW results. This technology is
essential for allowing multiple parties to collaborate on a single
document simultaneously and remotely.
Lotus Greif invented the Version Manager which analysts have consistently
designated as the most significant group-enabling feature in spreadsheets.
As a Lotus Fellow she is recognized not only as a leader within
her company but also for the tech industry at large. Greif is one
of few women who have earned status as Lotus Fellow.
is a former faculty member of computer science at University of
Washington and of EECS at MIT, where she received a Ph.D. in electrical
engineering and computer science. She headed a research group in
the MIT Laboratory for computer science which developed shared calendar,
co-authoring and real-time collaboration systems. She is a fellow
of both the Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) and
Association of Computing Machinery (ACM).