Conway has a Bachelor of Science degree in the Columbia University, 1962. Also Lynn Conway has a Master of Science degree in Electrical Engineering in Columbia University, 1963. She has an honorary in Trinity College, 1997.
Lynn Conway was a professor of electrical engineering and computer sciences and associate dean of the College of Engineering at the University of Michigan. Among her research interests there are computer architecture, artificial intelligence and collaboration technology.
Lynn worked as a staff researcher at IBM Corporation from 1964 to 1969. Conway then served as senior staff engineer at Memorex Corporation from 1969 to 1973, when she accepted a research position with Xerox Corporation at its Palo Alto Research Center in California. Conway held numerous consulting positions and was visiting associate professor of electrical engineering and computer sciences at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology from 1978 to 1979. She served on such advisory panels as the United States Air Force Scientific Advisory Board, the Executive Council of the American Association for Artificial Intelligence, and the Technical Council Society for Machine Intelligence.
In the early 1980s, Conway left Xerox to join DARPA, where she was a key architect of the Defense Department's Strategic Computing Initiative, a research program studying high-performance computing, autonomous systems technology, and intelligent weapons technology.
She founded the VLS systems and Knowledge Systems research departments at Xerox and remained resident fellow and manager there until 1983, when she began two years of service as chief scientist and assistant director of Strategic Computing at the Defense Advisory Research Projects Agency (DARPA). In 1985 Conway accepted her working position at the University of Michigan’s College of Engineering.
Conway joined the University of Michigan in 1985 as a professor of electrical engineering and computer science, and an associate dean of engineering. There she worked on "visual communications and control probing for basic system and user-interface concepts as applicable to hybridized internet/broadband-cable communications". She retired from active teaching and research in 1998, as professor emerita at Michigan.
Conway has provided assistance to numerous transgender women going. Her website provides current news related to transgender issues and information on sex reassignment surgery for transsexual women, facial feminization surgery, academic inquiries into the prevalence of transsexualism and transgender and transsexual issues in general.
Conway was a member of Air Force Science and Technology Board, National Academies, since 2000, and a fellow Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. She was a member of National Academy of Engineering, American Association for the Advancement of Science (named Engineer of Year 2005), Society Women Engineers, Association Computing Machinery.
In 1987, Conway met her future husband Charles "Charlie" Rogers. He is a professional engineer and shares her interest in the outdoors, including whitewater canoeing and motocross racing. They married in 2002.