ACM-W Scholars 2015

Joanna Konopko

  • PHD Student
    Warsaw University of Technology
    Attended ICCMSE 2015
    2015, Athens, Greece
Attending the conference was a very valuable experience that greatly enriched and strengthened the existing achievements of the research. The four 30 minutes presentations was given at the General IX Session of the ICCMSE’2015 Conference. I was a chair of the General IX Session that lasted more than two hours. The title of presented scientific […]
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Sara Burns

  • Undergraduate Student
    Wellesley College, USA
    Attended TEI 2015
    2015, Palo Alto, California, United States
Attending TEI was a fantastic learning opportunity. Not only did I have the chance to hear about the latest advancements in Human-Computer Interaction and present my work to some of the most influential forces in the field, but I was also to gain an understanding of what it means to pursue a career in HCI. […]
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Allie Sauppe

  • PHD Student
    University of Wisconsin-Madison
    Attended SIGCSE 2015
    2015, Kansas City, Missouri, United States
I am currently a PhD candidate scheduled to finish my degree in the next few months, and will be starting a job as an assistant professor at an undergraduate-oriented institution this fall. I’m excited to start working with undergraduates both in and outside of class, but haven’t had the opportunity to keep up with what […]
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Johanna Pirker

The ACM-W Grant enabled me to attend the ACM conference on Computer-Supported Cooperative Work and Social Computing (CSCW) 2015 in Vancouver, BC. I was able to present my recent research results to a wonderful research community and was able to get valuable feedback and connect to researchers with similar interests and interesting future research and […]
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Ladan Najafizadeh

Attending the most prestigious conference in the field of Human-Computer Interaction (CHI) for the first time was indeed a great experience for me from the following perspectives. It was a great opportunity for me to meet with the pioneers in this field, talk to them face-to-face about their research, and ask for their feedback on […]
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Yan Yan Cao

I have attended the art exhibition track of TEI conference held at Stanford University from Jan 15-19th 2015, to present my prototype Scented Pebbles (https://vimeo.com/110558914). As PhD student in final years, it is really good opportunity to meet with people from the same research area Computer Human Interaction and have face to face interactions with […]
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Alexandra Olteanu

I should first say that the ACM Conference on Computer-Supported Cooperative Work and Social Computing (CSCW) is a top-tier venue for my area of research, and over the last years it published authoritative research on Social Media use during humanitarian crises. As a result, this was the main venue we targeted for our paper “What […]
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Rena Friedman

Attending the ITCS conference, I was surprised to see how applicable the talks on theoretical Computer Science were. It seems that every two weeks, the public is faced with a news headline about a major company whose confidentiality is compromised, whether company email accounts were hacked or customer’s credit card information were exposed for the […]
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Megan Hofmann

  • Undergraduate Student
    Colorado State University
    Attended CHI 2015
    2015, Seoul, South Korea
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Deana Brown

  • PHD Student
    Georgia Institute of Technology, USA
    Attended CHI 2015
    2015, Seoul, South Korea
I attended the annual conference on Computer-Human Interaction (CHI 2015) in Seoul, Korea this year. The experience was very rewarding. This year was my first time serving on the committee in the role of Proceedings Chair. Receiving the scholarship to attend helped me to network with the other committee members including top researchers in the […]
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Grace Hu

  • Undergraduate Student
    Wellesley College, USA
    Attended CHI 2015
    2015, Seoul, South Korea
CHI was an incredibly eye-opening and invigorating experience. I attended presentations on a wide variety of topics, including augmented reality/virtual reality on headsets, novel interaction techniques on smart glasses, smart watches, tangible user interfaces, 3D printing’s impact on assistive technologies, eye-tracking devices, robots as co-workers, and smart homes. Coming into the conference, my goal was […]
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Robin Brewer

  • PHD Student
    Northwestern University, USA
    Attended CSCW
    2015, Vancouver, Canada
I greatly enjoyed my conference experience at the ACM conference on Computer-Supported Cooperative Work and Social Computing. It was my second time attending CSCW while in graduate school and was proud that I could come and be such an active participant. For the first two days, I participated in the workshop on Networked Privacy. I […]
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Melanie Kambadur

  • PHD Student
    Columbia University
    Attended ASPLOS
    2015, Istanbul, Turkey
Attending ASPLOS 2015 was a wonderful experience. The conference, which is at the intersection of Computer Architecture, Programming Languages, and Operating Systems, focused this year on the themes of security, warehouse scale computing, approximate computing, memory and reliability, and energy efficiency. Since I have done research in a few of these areas before, I found […]
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