Loyola University Maryland

Department of Computer Science

Dr. Dawn Lawrie

Professor Dawn Lawrie

Computer Science
Department Donnelly Science, Room 125

Research Site

Office Hours

By appointment only 

Dr. Lawrie specializes in Software Engineering, Computer Languages and Information Retrieval. She is investigating how information retrieval techniques can improve software engineering tools that analyze source code.

Computing Interests

  • Software Engineering
  • Computer Languages
  • Information Retrieval


  • Ph.D., Computer Science, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, 2003
  • M.S., Computer Science, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, 2000
  • A.B. with high honors, Computer Science, Dartmouth College, 1997

Selected Publications

  • D. Binkley and D. Lawrie. Information Retrieval Applications in Software Development. In Encyclopedia of Software Engineering (P. Laplante, ed.), Taylor & Francis LLC (to appear), 2010.
  • D. Binkley, D. Jones, and D. Lawrie. Information clustering for data structure definitions. In Proceedings of the 1st Workshop on Human Aspects of Software Engineering, 2009. 
  • D. Binkley, M. Davis, D. Lawrie, and C. Morrell. To CamelCase or Under_score? In Proceedings of the 17th International Conference on Proram Comprehension, 2009.


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