Glencora Borradaile has a B.Sc. in Applied Mathematics from the University of Western Ontario (2002) and a Ph.D. in Computer Science from Brown University (2008). Before starting as faculty at Oregon State, she was a National Science and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) of Canada postdoctoral fellow in the Combinatorics and Optimization Department at the University of Waterloo.
Her research in algorithms started with traditional network flow and design problems in planar graphs. She still pursues these avenues, inspired by potential applications to problems in road networks, image processing and telecommunication networks. More generally she is interested in discrete optimization problems.