Ann Quiroz Gates

CAHSI Backbone, Senior Vice Provost, Professor of Computer Science, The University of Texas at El Paso

Dr. Ann Quiroz Gates is an AT&T Distinguished Professor and Chair of the Computer Science Department at the University of Texas at El Paso, and the past Associate Vice President of Research and Sponsored Projects. Gates directs the NSF-funded Cyber-ShARE Center of Excellence, serves on the NSF CISE AC Subcommittee on Education and Broadening Participation, and leads the NSF-funded Computing Alliance for Hispanic-Serving Institutions. She received the 2015 Great Minds in STEM's Education award, the CRA’s 2015 A. Nico Habermann Award, the 2010 Anita Borg Institute Social Impact Award, and the 2009 Richard A. Tapia Achievement Award for Scientific Scholarship, Civic Science, and Diversifying Computing. She was named to Hispanic Business magazine’s 100 Influential Hispanics in 2006 for her work on the Affinity Research Group model that focuses on development of undergraduate students involved in research.


  • Undergraduate research
  • Computing education
  • Workflows
  • Cyberinfrastructure
  • Requirements engineering
  • Verification and Validation