Pamela Zave received a Ph.D. in computer sciences from the University of Wisconsin. She has held positions at the University of Maryland and Bell Labs, and is now with AT&T Research. She is an AT&T Fellow and an ACM Fellow.
Her work on requirements engineering has been recognized with three Ten-Year Most Influential Paper awards. She led a group that developed two successful large-scale voice-over-IP systems based on her research, which led to six other awards and 26 patents.