Assistant Professor, Industrial Engineering & Operations Research
Barna is known for her work on fine-grained algorithm design leading to enhanced computation efficiency and practical solutions for a range of problems. She is the co-founder of Theoretical Computer Science Women (TCS Women) and is an active proponent of diversity and equity in engineering disciplines. Her various accolades include a Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists & Engineers (PECASE) in 2019, an Alfred P. Sloan Fellowship in 2019, an NSF CAREER Award in 2017, and Google and Yahoo Faculty Awards.
Prior to joining the Berkeley faculty, Barna was on the computer science faculty at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Before that, she was a senior research scientist at AT&T’s Shannon Research Laboratory.