ACM-W Scholars

Uma Maheswari Gollapudi

For the past year, I have been working on a project that aims at understanding user vulnerability to online radicalization on Twitter, by analyzing various network features and the personal/behavioral characteristics exhibited by users on the network. This was the paper that I presented at the 5th annual International Conference on Computational Social Science. Held […]
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Sarthika Dhawan

I got the opportunity to attend The 28th International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence(IJCAI) in Macao, China and present my work ‘Spotting Collective Behaviour of Online Frauds in Customer Reviews’. I worked on the problem of detecting fraud reviewer groups in customer reviews during my undergraduate thesis and it got accepted at IJCAI. Being the […]
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Eliane Dias

  • PHD Student
    University of Campinas (UNICAMP)
    Attended Interact 2019
    2019, Paphos, Cyprus
My participation in INTERACT 2019 was very relevant to contribute to my scientific formation and the opportunity to disseminate the findings from my investigation.  The presential talk in an international Conference made me more confident about my research. I have learned a lot about various subjects related to my research and about new methods and […]
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Bianca Teixeira

  • MS Student
    Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro (PUC-Rio)
    Attended INTERACT
    2019, Paphos, Cyprus
INTERACT 2019 was my first Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) conference, which is my field of study. I am a Master’s student with little experience in academia, so attending the conference was very eye-opening. I got to meet people from all over the world who work in so many fascinating projects in HCI, and this only made […]
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Kristina Daniels

  • Undergraduate Student
    Fairmont State University
    Attended SIGITE 2019
    2019, Tacoma, Washington, United States
I am thankful that I was given the opportunity to share my research at this conference. Before this, I had never attended any kind of IT/Computer Science related meeting of shared interest. I wasn’t exactly sure what to expect, but I really enjoyed the events and talks, as well as giving my own presentation. I […]
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Saríah López Fierro

As an IT and education enthusiastic, SIGITE was beyond my expectations. Keynotes, papers and posters served as a good source of inspiration for assuring and adjusting some of my former ideas for my doctoral thesis proposal. I enjoyed talking to some of the authors and learned more about their researches. Workshops were fantastic too. Hearing […]
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Brihi Joshi

I got the opportunity to attend The Twelfth International Conference on Web Search and Data Mining (WSDM) that was held in Melbourne, Australia from 11th February to 15th February. For the past one year, I have been working on the problem of detecting collusive blackmarket activities on Twitter, and this work got accepted at WSDM. […]
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Saumya Gupta

My experience at TEI was inspiring. I enjoyed the talks, demos, and the art show. I met and connected with a number of people with similar interests. The small size of the conference made this easier. I attended a studio as well where I was able to concentrate on a topic and make long-term connections […]
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Kritika Agrawal

NAACL 2019 in Minneapolis,USA was a life changing experience for me and I cannot thank ACM W and my institute’s lab, DSAC, enough for giving me this wonderful opportunity. Over the past year, I have been investigating Structural Information Extraction from scientific articles. My paper, that has been accepted in workshop collocated with this conference, […]
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Aikaterini Margatina

My name is Katerina and I just finished by Joint Diploma in Electrical & Computer Engineering in National Technical University of Athens. The last one year and a half, I have been conducting my Diploma Thesis in the intersection of Machine Learning and Natural Language Processing. During this process, I was able to publish a […]
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Gabrielle LaBorwit

  • Undergraduate Student
    Bucknell University
    Attended CHI 2019
    2019, Glasgow, United Kingdom
It has always been a dream of mine to attend CHI, but as an undergraduate I didn’t know if I would ever have the chance. When I received the ACM-W scholarship, I was absolutely thrilled. CHI 2019 was such an amazing adventure to have embarked upon. I met and connected with graduate students and professors […]
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Sangita Dhara

As I am pursuing my Ph.D. on protocol development for deep space network, this conference was especially relevant to my area of research interest and therefore, attending this conference serves several academic purposes. I got the opportunity to network with other experts around the globe, specially from JPL, NASA. I presented my paper in front […]
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Alexandra Chronopoulou

Attending NAACL 2019 was a unique and amazing experience. Through the scholarship provided by ACM-W, I was able to travel to Minneapolis, USA in order to present my paper, entitled “An Embarrassingly Simple Approach for Transfer Learning from Pretrained Language Models”. Since I had worked hard for this paper throughout my undergraduate thesis, I was […]
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Iliuza Gizzatullina

  • Undergraduate Student
    Innopolis University
    Attended CHI 2019
    2019, Glasgow, United Kingdom
Hello! My name is Iliuza and I’m 4th year bachelor student in Computer Science, Innopolis University, Russia. I got chance to participate in CHI 2019 conference in Glasgow, UK, winning ACM-W scholarship and here is what I got from the conference. I had 2 goals before I went there – 1) to see the current […]
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Vrinda Mittal

Attending the 5 days of attending the conference in Brighton was an experience for me. Everyday I would catch the 8 am train from London to Brighton to attend the conference. On the first day I must admit, I was a bit overwhelmed at the venue. There were so many people form all over the […]
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Shibani Antonette

“Learning never exhausts the mind.” ― Leonardo da Vinci My attendance at the ninth International Learning Analytics and Knowledge Conference 2019 (LAK19) was a valuable learning experience even with the arduous travel to the USA from down under. I kicked off LAK19 with a full day Writing Analytics workshop I chaired on mapping the state […]
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Grete Helena Kütt

  • Undergraduate Student
    Pomona College, CA
    Attended CHI 2019
    2019, Glasgow, United Kingdom
CHI 2019 was my first experience attending a research conference. It was also my first time presenting my own research, since I am the first author of a research paper on eye-tracking and collaboration. Moreover, I participated as a student volunteer. Thus, I got to experience the conference in many different roles. During the event, […]
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Sofia Ayuso

  • Undergraduate Student
    Bucknell University
    Attended CHI 2019
    2019, Glasgow, United Kingdom
Attending CHI 2019 has been a very enriching experience for me. Getting to work as a Student Volunteer at the conference allowed me to make connections with many students (most of them in graduate school) and learn about their research projects in Human-Computer Interaction. I learned so much about the field, which I had had […]
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Roisatul Azizah

  • MS Student
    Informatics and Media, Uppsala University
    Attended CHI 2019
    2019, Glasgow, United Kingdom
It was the biggest and impressive conference I have ever attended. Thanks to ACM-W for this wonderful chance to meet and be part of the CHI community. I met a bunch of inspiring people, lucky to have a talk with some of them. I was also able to participate in the UX Practitioners Event and […]
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Iresha Rubasinghe

My oral presentation held after as the 4th presentation under the session IV and I was quite friendly with the other co-presenters. I was capable of delivering it in an interesting way since the audience was so friendly including the session chair Prof. Dr Rashid Hussain from Hamdard University, Pakistan. I got two questions from […]
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Vijini Mallawaarachchi

The 7th International Conference on Software and Computer Applications (ICSCA) was held during February 8th-10th, 2018 in Kuantan, Malaysia. Our research paper titled “Random Forest Classifier based Scheduler Optimization for Search Engine Web Crawlers” was accepted under the “Computer Science and Information Communication” session. This was the first time I attended an international research conference […]
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Hafsa Zannat

  • MS Student
    Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology
    Attended WSDM 2018
    2018, Los Angeles, California, United States
Recently I have attended WSDM 2018, one of the premier conferences on Web Search and Data mining, which was held on Los Angeles, California. Though I didn’t submit any paper or poster on this conference, I couldn’t resist the chance of attending this conference which is closely related to my research area by obtaining the […]
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Kaya Deuser

Attending AAAI-18 was an incredible opportunity. I was able to present my research, and the paper I had co-authored with Professor Naumov, in front of academics that were interested in similar fields as us and get their views on our work. Being able to present the result of my hard work and research was one […]
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Ella Dagan Peled

Participating in the conference was a great learning experience and a wonderful opportunity to meet fellow inspiring colleagues. I met in person people whom I only read about before, and had meaningful and insightful conversations. I learned by watching what is expected of presenters while giving talks, and what kind of research-rigor is valued. By […]
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Sweta Sharma

The conference offered me a great opportunity to interact with prestigious researchers in the area of AI and Machine Learning from all over the world. It provided me with an opportunity to learn about other state-of-art research in the area which assisted me to come up with a few new ideas relevant for my research. […]
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Deborah Ooi

  • Undergraduate Student
    Universiti Sains Malaysia
    Attended Voice Conference 2018
    2018, Steigenberger Hotel Am Kanzleramt, Berlin, Germany
The first day of the conference was mostly focused on the application of Machine Learning in Business and expounding on the new area of interest which is Voice. The first keynote speaker spoke about how to design a persona for a certain brand. What I found interesting about what he said was that every voice […]
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Jessica Echterhoff

  • Undergraduate Student
    Technical University Munich
    Attended ISWC
    2018, SIngapore, Singapore
I had an incredible experience meeting a lot of people in the field and connecting to potential PhD supervisors.
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Ditty Mathew

ACM-W travel grant is a great support for women researchers to attend international conferences. This Travel Grant program has helped me in getting the much needed exposure to foster my knowledge and research experience during AI 2018. AI 2018 is the 31st Australasian Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence held in Wellington, , New Zealand between […]
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Caterina Battisti

  • Undergraduate Student
    University of Trento
    Attended ISMAR 2018
    2018, Munich, Germany
My name is Caterina and ISMAR 2018 has been the first scientific conference I ever attended to. The opportunity to show and explain the work of my 3-months internship at FBK, “Seeamless bare-hand interaction in Mixed Reality”, to the AR/VR/MR community has been an invaluable experience for me. During the three days of conference, I […]
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Margarita Markina

  • MS Student
    ITMO University
    Attended GECCO 2018
    2018, Kyoto, Japan
What did I get at the GECCO conference? It was a great experience. I could completely immerse myself in the research community and saw everything with my own eyes how exactly everything happens. I saw that the research community is a large group of people with deep knowledge who solves important problems. It was interesting […]
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Shaan Chopra

The conference was far more than a learning experience for me. Not only did I get to attend the presentation of the full paper co-authored by me and 2 workshops (I had one position paper in each), but also got an opportunity to network with people in the field. I was completely mesmerised by the […]
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Randa Elamin

I attended and presented my paper titled “Implementing Traceability Repositories as Graph Databases for Software Quality Improvement” at QRS 2018 – the 18th IEEE International Conference on Software Quality, Reliability, and Security that was held in Lisbon, Portugal. I had the opportunity of presenting in front of international researchers and answering questions related to my […]
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Saumya Rawat

A jumble of nerves, for the first time truly alone in a foreign country with no known faces around, as I reached the conference I found myself thinking “Am I really doing this? Can I do it?” But merely 4 days later I didn’t want to say goodbye. MMM 2018 in Bangkok was a life […]
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Yulia Zhiglova

I have attended TEI 2018 to present my research paper “The Interactive Carpet – smart textile Interface for Children on Autism Spectrum Disorder” which was published in the proceeding to the conference. Moreover, I had an opportunity to showcase my physical prototype of the “Interactive Carpet” (see image above) during the conference. I would like […]
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Kshitija Taywade

  • PHD Student
    University of Kentucky
    Attended EUMAS 2018
    2018, Bergen, Norway
EUMAS 2018 was the first conference I attended to present a paper. Our paper “Decentralized Approach for Hedonic Games, Taywade et al.” was accepted at the conference for which I am the first author. This paper was my first conference paper as well. By attending this conference not only I got to present my paper […]
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Sanorita Dey

I attended CSCW, 2017 to present my paper titled “The Art and Science of Persuasion: Not all Crowdfunding Campaign Videos are the Same”. This was a wonderful experience for me to share my research findings with the CSCW community. I got to talk to many faculties and people from the industries about my work. These […]
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Aishwarya Naresh Reganti

  • Undergraduate Student
    Indian Institute of Information Technology- Sri City
    Attended AAAI
    2017, San Francisco, California, United States
My encounter with the pioneers of AI at AAAI-2017! Albert Einstein rightly said that “The only source of knowledge is experience”, and at AAAI-2017, I’ve had the best experience of my entire life. This was the first time I attended a conference so awe-inspiring and plush. I must indeed thank the ACM-Women foundation for making […]
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Sneha Tilak

The Supercomputing Conference held at Denver, CO in November was a place where I found many enthusiastic people in the HPC world. I learnt about the options one has for a career in HPC in some of the best companies. I was also glad to meet some of the biggest vendors and engage in interesting […]
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Julia Woodward

My conference experience provided valuable insights. I was able to practice my public speaking skills and gain experience presenting and answering questions in front of a research based audience. During the conference I met a lot of different people completing different types of research, which is valuable for networking as well as future collaboration opportunities. […]
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Jazette Johnson

  • MS Student
    Vanderbilt University
    Attended ASSETS
    2017, Baltimore, Maryland, United States
ASSETS allowed me to see how my research interests work together to create the bigger field of accessibility. At ASSETS, I was able to accomplish my goals of 1) understanding accessibility on a larger scale, 2) extend my network of people who work in similar and very interesting areas, and 3) learn something new about […]
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Aishat Aloba

I attended the CHI PLAY 2017 conference which took place at the Pakhuis De Zwijger in Amsterdam, Netherlands. I will share my experience at this conference based on three important benefits I gained from attending. The first benefit was feedback on my research. At the CHI PLAY conference, I presented my paper titled “From Board […]
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Yixuan Li

The annual conference on Neural Information Processing Systems (NIPS) is one of the most prestigious conferences for machine learning researchers. This year the conference brought more than 8,000 attendants together, to discuss and share the latest research advancement on machine learning, deep learning, computer vision, reinforcement learning, optimization etc. Being able to attend the conference […]
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Hyunyoung Kim

  • PHD Student
    Université Grenoble Alpes
    Attended CHI 2017
    2017, Denver, Colorado, United States
What I liked most in CHI2017 was participating the demonstrations and ask questions to learn underlying thoughts of presenters that are not in the papers. For instance, I talked with BCI demonstrators and had an interesting discussion about if robots can extend human body. Although there is more mystery than knowledge about the human brain, […]
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Cristina Matache

At APLAS, I presented a paper which resulted from my bachelor’s project. This is my first publication and first conference talk. I intend to pursue a PhD in programming languages theory, so presenting at an international conference is very good preparation for my research career. The talk was received well, which significantly increased my confidence. […]
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Olanike Akinduyite

My experience at SC17 was beyond my expectations. SC17 provided me an opportunity to serve while learning, my exposure was unquantifiable. The conference has not only inspired my professional mind but has also enhanced my career through exposure and connection with like-minded peers and professionals from different parts of the world.
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Mili Singh

  • MS Student
    Illinois Institute of Technology
    Attended SIGITE/RIIT
    2017, New York, New York, United States
I attended SIGITE/RIIT, 2017 to present the paper titled “Identifying Grey Sheep Users by Distribution of User Similarities In Collaborative Filtering” on which I worked with my professor Dr. Yong Zheng. This was a wonderful experience for me as it was first time when I was entitled for the scholarship for my contribution in a […]
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Shubbhi Taneja

  • PHD Student
    Auburn University
    Attended SuperComputing
    2017, Denver, Colorado, United States
I attended Supercomputing (SC) 2017 for the first time with the support of ACM-W Student Fellowship. SC is the top notch conference in the area of High-Performance Computing. I have a background in energy-aware distributed computing and have recently developed interest in HPC. At SC, I had the opportunity to talk to several national labs […]
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Santhoshini Gongidi

I attended the 14th International Conference on Document Analysis and Recognition at Kyoto, Japan from November 9th to November 15th. I and my colleague had a paper accepted at the ICDAR Workshop on Machine Learning and we had to go to the conference to present the paper. This was my first experience attending a research […]
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Taniya Seth

I successfully attended and presented my paper titled ‘Interval Type-2 Fuzzy Sets for Enhanced Learning in Deep Belief Networks’ as well as one of my colleague’s paper titled ‘Multi-objective Linguistic Optimization: extensions and new directions using 2-tuple fuzzy linguistic representation model’, at the 2017 IEEE International Conference on Fuzzy Systems (FUZZ-IEEE 2017) held at Naples, […]
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Lauren Gillespie

Being able to attend GECCO 2017 was the experience of a lifetime. From getting to meet experts in the field of evolutionary computation to learning about new, cutting-edge research, attending GECCO changed the way I see computing and research. Initially, I was nervous about attending since I am an undergraduate student and this was my […]
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Meghan Nidever

  • MS Student
    Carnegie Mellon University
    Attended CHI 2017
    2017, Denver, Colorado, United States
Attending ACM CHI 2017 was an enlightening experience, and I felt honored to be surrounded by some of the most innovative HCI minds. I heard many talks on social innovation in technology (my primary area of interest), attended a course on color theory, and witnessed several fascinating plenaries. My team competed in the Student Design […]
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Sujata Baral

GECCO 2017 was the first conference I attended in my research career. Any first experience in life remains memorable as we get the chance to go through a whole new set of experiences. Attending GECCO 2017 to present our research paper was also a unique experience for me on many grounds. I had the opportunity […]
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Pham Thi Thuong

At the end of the workshop, I had a lot of useful experiences. One of them is the ability to interact and discuss with the world’s leading scientists in the field of Genetic and Evolutionary Computation. Many future issues and challenges that lead to a better and more peaceful world are also open after the […]
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Chen Qi

During 15-19 July 2017, I attended the genetic and evolutionary computation conference (GECCO 2017), which was held in Berlin, Germany. GECCO is one of the leading event in the field of computer intelligence. It receives more than 600 registration over 70 countries and attracts so many top researchers in the field to attend it. In […]
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Monika Santra

  • MS Student
    Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee
    Attended IEEE TrustCom 2017
    2017, Sidney, Australia
As IEEE TrustCom 2017 is a very high-rated, tier-1, international conference, many worldwide famous keynote speakers were there to show their work and experience with us. All of the keynote speeches were very interesting, but I especially found keynote- 1 i.e. “Beyond the trusted platform: a hybrid approach to the challenge of securing the user” […]
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Alison Paredes

I attended the International Conference on Automated Planning and Scheduling (ICAPS), Pittsburgh, USA–June 18-23, 2017 where I presented a paper “Goal Reasoning as Multi-level Planning” at the Integrated Execution of Planning and Acting workshop (IntEx) as a first-year PhD student. I came away from the week with a healthy pool of ideas about where my […]
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Veena Saini

Attending an international level conference for the first time was a great experience. It gave me an exposure to meet so many experienced researchers both from industry and academia. My paper1 was under Computer Education and Learning (CELT) symposium. Giving a presentation2 in front of such a niche audience boosted my confidence. I learned about […]
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Li Chang

WWW 2017 is the first conference I attended. It is also the first time when I got to present my paper. It is a very precious experience. In the conference, I attended many sessions in different area. I found that conference is a really nice place to receive a lot of new information within the […]
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Vidhi Jain

The ACM CHI 2017 conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems provided me valuable exposure to trends in HCI technology and the diverse community of people involved in it. I believe that the experience has helped me a lot – in terms of learning, building network and broadening my vision. I presented my work in […]
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Rezvaneh Rezapour

CSCW is one of the most prestigious ACM conferences and is where many talented people from academia and industry present their research and new findings. As a second year Ph.D. student, having a paper accepted at this conference and being given the chance to meet and network with well-known researchers and faculty from top universities […]
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Kim-Anh Tran

The International Symposium on Code Generation and Optimization (CGO) is a prestigious conference in the field of compilers. It brings together compiler practitioners and researchers, but also computer architects and software architects. It was co-located with other conferences (CC, HPCA, PPoPP), which allowed for a diverse mixture of topics, workshops, posters and talks. It was […]
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Rachel Harsley

  • PHD Student
    University of Illinois at Chicago
    Attended SIGCSE 2017
    2017, Seattle, Washington, United States
Though two thousand miles away from Chicago, I felt right at home at SIGCSE 2017. I found time with the Computer Science Education community to be both refreshing and enlightening. Moreover, it was such an awesome experience to have my paper selected as an “Exemplary Paper” for the conference. At the conference, I was able […]
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Mozhdeh Ariannezhad

As I had imagined, attending ECIR 2017 was a great experience for me from different perspectives. First of all, I got the chance to present two papers to a very professional audience who kindly tried to advise me about the future works that I could do. Moreover, I had the opportunity to hear interesting keynote […]
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Anwesha Das

I attended the Supercomputing conference (SC) at Denver this year, as a student volunteer. Around 12000 people around the globe participated at this conference in diverse roles, all with a common goal of enhancing different aspects of high performance computing. I thoroughly enjoyed my participation as a volunteer, as a listener, as a protégé at […]
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Karoliina Lehtinen

I was delighted to receive ACM’s support to attend this year’s edition of Highlights of Logic, Games and Automata in Brussels. The conference consisted of a tutorial day, followed by three intensive days of contributed and invited talks. The particular format of this conference, which asks for all participants to present very briefly their favourite […]
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Hanieh Javadi Khasraghi

I attended the annual conference on Human Computation and Crowdsourcing (HCOMP2016) in Texas, Austin this year. The experience was very rewarding. I have been working on crowdsourcing for about five years, but I did not have chance to attend any conference and meet other people who work on this awesome area. HCOMP 2016 was my […]
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Maria Rauschenberger

  • PHD Student
    Universitat Pompeu Fabra
    Attended CHI
    2016, San Jose, California, United States
First of all I want to thank all people who made this experience possible! Thank you very much!   Conference The variety of the topics and the presented content blow my mind. It’s amazing which topics you can merge to create something very interesting and useful. For example there was the climbing wall from Finland, […]
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Radhika Gopi

The Graphics Interface conference’2016 (GI’2016) is the first conference I attended in person in my research career. This conference focused on human computer interaction and data mining which were the core part of my research. There were various interested speakers and papers presented during the conference, especially a talk by Tamara Munzer on “Visualization analysis […]
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Vanessa Volz

I really enjoyed my time at GECCO and am very grateful for the chance to attend it. Although I knew quite a few attendees in advance through my home university and the involvement with some workshops, it was nice to get to know even more people through the scholarship. I’m already planning papers with the […]
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Midori Yang

  • Undergraduate Student
    Wellesley College
    Attended UIST
    2016, Tokyo, Japan
I was incredibly fortunate to go to my first science conference as a student volunteer last week, and I had no idea what to expect. As a female undergraduate with no paper or poster to present, I was nervous about proving my place there and not making a fool of myself, even though I factually […]
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Melina Mongiovi

I’m a PhD student and it was my second time at SPLASH. I attended the full conference and presented my work in the Doctoral Symposium. I also had a paper accepted at GPCE, a co-located event of SPLASH. Moreover, I was a student volunteer of the conference. My experience was fantastic. I presented my work […]
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Maryamsadat Jalalitabar

  • PHD Student
    Georgia State University
    Attended IEEE GLOBECOM 2016
    2016, Washington DC, District Of Columbia, United States
It was great experience meeting researchers from around the world and learn new thing about my field of research.
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Valeria Soto

  • PHD Student
    CICESE Research Center, Mexico
    Attended UCAmI & IWAAL 2014
    2014, Belfast, United Kingdom
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Adeola Bamgboje

The ACM-W award gave me the opportunity to travel to New Zealand to present the conceptual overview and preliminary findings of my PhD dissertation at the 25th Australasian Conference on Information Systems. At this conference, I received valuable feedback concerning my work from experienced scholars in the discipline. While the practical contribution of my research, […]
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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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Jasmine Davis

  • Undergraduate Student
    Wellesley College, USA
    Attended SUI and UIST 2014
    2014, Waikiki, Hawaii, United States
I admit I was a bit nervous to be attending SUI and UIST. Nervous to the point of be scared, but I am so incredibly glad I reached for it. I’m also glad I was at SUI before UIST. Being at the smaller, one-track conference gave me a chance to settle into things, get over […]
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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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Leila (Roghayeh) Barmaki

Attending EDM’14 conference was a great opportunity for me to meet with scholars in my new research domain. Educational Data Mining is a growing multidisciplinary field of research, and there is almost no faculty member who works on this domain at my home university. Hence, meeting, networking and consulting with top-notch EDM researchers (my mentor, […]
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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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Luna Backes

After receiving the news that I was awarded this scholarship, I decided to present a poster in the Career Workshop for Women and Minorities in Computer Architecture (CWWMCA) to make the most of the experience. The workshop, including top-researchers talks, was very refreshing. It helped me get a deeper insight of research life and procedures. […]
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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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Sandra Dylus

Thanks to a scholarship from ACM-W, I had the chance to visit the International Conference on Functional Programming (ICFP) in Gothenburg. I am currently writing my master’s thesis in the area of functional programming and plan to continue my academic education as a PhD student afterwards, thus, it was really exciting to attend the most […]
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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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Kendra Schmal

  • Undergraduate Student
    Willamette University, USA
    Attended SIGGRAPH
    2014, Vancouver, Canada
My experience of SIGGRAPH this year was very service oriented; I really enjoyed the keynote by Not Impossible Labs (which was about using graphics-oriented technology to aid those with disabilities), and felt that it helped frame the conference for me, and what I wanted to get out of it this year. Some of my favorite […]
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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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Han Li

  • PHD Student
    The College of William and Mary
    Attended SIGGRAPH
    2014, Vancouver, Canada
It was my first time to attend SIGGRAPH — the biggest and most important conference in the research field of computer graphics. I really appreciate that ACM-W provided me the scholarship to attend this conference. I met so many great researchers from different research groups, and got many inspirations from their wonderful presentations at SIGGRAPH. […]
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Rachel Holladay

Being able to attend RO-MAN 2014 in Edinburgh, Scotland was an absolutely fantastic opportunity and I am extremely grateful to ACM-W for helping me get there. I was awed from start to finish that I was able to attend my first conference in such a beautiful city. This past spring, I worked with my graduate […]
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Zeineb Chelly

I am very pleased to have attended the GECCO’2014 as it had a crucial role in my learning area. The event was an incredible success in which I had the opportunity to tell more about my research and to attend other constructive presentations. This was a real inspiration for my work. Indeed, I have got […]
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Alexandra Diehl

  • PHD Student
    Faculty of Exact and Natural Science, University of Buenos A
    Attended SIGGRAPH 2014
    2014, Vancouver, Canada
During the SIGGRAPH 2014, I attended to several courses, focused in Visualization and in Human-Computer interaction, such as: – Fundamentals Seminar – Introduction to WebGL Programming – Put on Your 3D Glasses Now: The Past, Present, and Future of Virtual and Augmented Reality – Introduction to 3D Gestural Interfaces I also attended to the Art […]
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Sonal Aggarwal

Attending 4th International Conference on Web Intelligence, Mining and Semantics (WIMS) was a good learning experience. And I am thankful to the ACM-W scholarship committee for providing me the travel grant. Apart from presenting my work on web navigation and getting useful feedback, I also got to know about more interesting topics in the relevant […]
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Joanna Misztal

As I am a Master’s student, the ICCC conference in Ljubljana was the first scientific conference I have attended. I was presenting there an article which is a part of my Master’s Thesis – “Poetry generation system with an emotional personality”. I felt stressed before my talk as I had never performed in front of […]
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Hanna-Liisa Pender

  • PHD Student
    Tallinn University
    Attended DIS 2014
    2014, Vancouver, Canada
As a first year PhD student it was a truly valuable experience to participate in the DIS2014 conference and to present my position paper in the workshop about Crafting user experience of self-service technologies: Key challenges and potential solutions that was organised by Prof Victor Kaptelinin. The feedback that I received from the more experienced […]
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Anita Gilbert

  • PHD Student
    UCIrvine
    Attended SIGCHI
    2014, Toronto, Canada
The CHI ’15 conference was a liberating experience… I have read many conference papers, heard several university talks referencing the conference in addition to first-hand stories of attendees… these do not adequately present or do justice to the active academic engagement during the conference. The quality bar for research is incredibly high, the field is […]
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Elaine Wah

Attending the 15th ACM Conference on Economics and Computation was both an educational and stimulating experience. It gave me the opportunity to present a poster on one of my current ongoing projects (I received notification of the ACM-W scholarship award just prior the poster submission deadline, and as such submitted an abstract for a poster). […]
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Tejaswinee Kelkar

I found the experience at NIME 2014 very richly rewarding. I am working in the area of music analysis and meta-creation specific to Hindustani music. In India, there is not much happening in this area as electronic music in the context of Indian arts is fairly unexplored. It was for this reason that going to […]
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Nadin Kokciyan

It was great to have a chance to participate in AAMAS 2014, which is one of the most important conferences in the field of artificial intelligence. It was a great experience to learn about recent works. Furthermore, I met many researchers working in different topics. I was an author of a paper that I presented […]
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Jesmin Jahan Tithi

Report: “What I Got Out of My Conference Experience” IPDPS is one of the top most conferences of my research area: High Performance Computing (HPC) and Algorithm Engineering. IPDPS is held in conjunction of 18 other workshops. More than 150 high quality papers are presented covering different areas of HPC. I work on high performance […]
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Gloria Leticia

ACM Grants Committee. Dear Members of the Committee: I want to thanks for the help for to attend at the IEEE 21st. Robert Weiner Century congress realized in Boston. It was an excellent experience, because I was able to converse with others research students in areas related to my thesis topic. I also met researchers […]
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Phaedra Mohammed

The 27th International FLAIRS (Florida Artificial Intelligence Society) Conference was held from May 21-23, 2014 in Pensacola Beach, Florida, U.S.A. There were 72full papers, 17 short papers and 27 posters. Three keynote speeches were given by William Clancey from NASA, U.S.A., Jennifer Neville from Purdue University, and Thad Starner from Georgia Tech. In addition there […]
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Alegria Baquero Merino

The ACM-W award allowed me to travel to Hyderabad, India to present my dissertation work at the Doctoral Symposium at the International Conference on Software Engineering. This experience was very enriching both academically and socially. By presenting at the Doctoral Symposium, I had the opportunity to get invaluable feedback on my work from experts in […]
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Marcela Araujo

My sentiments of gratitude at this award are beyond words. CHI 2014 was such a fascinating experience. I could learn from different perspectives and experiences though all the papers, panels and demos. I could meet people from all over the world and make valuable connections. The discussions and testimonies inspired me, this knowledge will be […]
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Haley Archer-Mcclellan

  • Undergraduate Student
    Washington and Lee University
    Attended ACM SIGCHI IUI
    2014, Haifa, Israel
As an undergraduate, the biggest benefit of attending the conference on Intelligent User Interfaces this past February was seeing what a future in academia could mean for me. Throughout the past three years as a computer science major, every time someone has asked me what I want to do in computer science, I’ve shrugged and […]
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Gili Rusak

  • High School Student
    Stanford University
    Attended SIGCSE 2014
    2014, Atlanta, Georgia, United States
I would like to thank you very much for awarding me the ACM-W scholarship to SIGCSE. I had an absolutely incredible time at SIGCSE, presenting both my Codester App Poster and my Properties of Twitter Network Communications among Teenagers Poster at the Student Research Competition. The best part of this experience was getting to know […]
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Buddhiprabha Erabadda

The Fourth International Conference on Digital Information Processing and Communications was held at Asia Pacific University of Technology and Innovations, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on 18-20 March as part of The Second World Congress on Computing and Information Technology. I participated for the conference and it was a very valuable opportunity for me. I got registered […]
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Cindy Solano

  • Attended SC13
    2013, Denver, Colorado, United States
I would like to thank you ACM-W for the scholarship and also thank you SIGHPC for your support too. Thanks to all of you I had the opportunity to attend SC13 in Denver, Colorado, United States. It was an excellent experience for my professional life. It was really important for me to take part in […]
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Himeshi De Silva

I arrived in the beautiful mile high city of Denver on 10th November as a member of the SCinet student volunteer team and to participate in the SC13 conference starting a week from then. My first few days contributing to SCinet – the powerful network being setup for exhibitors of the conference to run their […]
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Elissa Redmiles

  • Attended SIGCSE 2014
    2014, Atlanta, Georgia, United States
As an attendee at SIGCSE2014 I was able to attend many useful presentations and to give my Birds of a Feather talk. I really enjoyed attending the Google Supporter Session. Many of the ideas in CS First are similar to what I am trying to do with my SIGCSE Special Projects “Curriculum-In-A-Box “Grant, so it […]
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Tamara Peyton

I found this year’s CSCW experience to be much more rewarding and professionally fulfilling than it was last year. This was due, in part, to the ability to present a ‘lightning talk’ of my poster at the conference, which enabled me to meet a few of the key senior CSCW scholar-researchers; people like Cliffe Lampe, […]
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Adriana Wilde

  • Attended ICST 2013
    2013, Wellington, New Zealand
Thanks to the support of both ACM-W and my own university, I was able to attend the 7th International Conference on Sensing Technology (ICST 2013), held in Wellington, New Zealand, from the 3-5 December. The following are specific achievements of my participation: The successful presentation of my research paper, “Developing a low-cost general-purpose device for […]
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Diana Darabi

I am very grateful for receiving the ACM-W Scholarship to attend the Women in Cyber Security Conference. The first Women Cyber Security Conference was held in Nashville, TN this past April 11-12 and brought together over 300 women in Cyber Security. The attendees were a mix of women from industry and academia which included students […]
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Deepti Aggarwal

My experience at CHI-2013 CHI was a wonderful experience for me. Different panels, workshops and special interest meetings provided me an opportunity to update myself with the current research topics and works in the areas of design, HCI and social computing. I attended the workshop on “Why was the Game for Children not a Success?” […]
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Sasha Naranjit

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Angelica Rosenzweig

I am very grateful to have been given the opportunity to attend SIGCHI 2013 and meet as many great people as I did. The conference provided an incredible space for discussion and networking, and it was truly inspiring to be surrounded by so many passionate and brilliant individuals. I was particularly surprised at how open […]
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Chun Wang

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Gabriela Steren

Attending UNILOG 2013 has been a great and helpful experience. First of all, I have learnt much about aspects of logic I was not aware of, like hybrid logics, description logics and some forms of non-classical mathematics. I also gave a talk in the congress and one at the IMLA workshop, and have found others […]
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Arina Buzdalova

My GECCO 2013 experience GECCO is one of the largest conferences in the field of genetic and evolutionary computation. I have been working on my bachelor’s and then master’s thesis in this field for the last two years, so I was dreaming about attending this conference. I had previously proposed a method of enhancing evolutionary […]
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Andrea Yanez

  • Undergraduate Student
    University of Concepcion, Chile
    Attended IWINAC 2013
    2013, Mallorca, Spain
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Haixa Liu

  • MS Student
    Uppsala University, Sweden
    Attended SIGITE2013
    2013, Florida, Florida, United States
Report of SIGITE 2013 Haixia Liu Uppsala University 9 Oct – 12 Oct Orlando, FL I’d like to group the conference contents into 2 categories: Soft and Hard. Soft 1.1 Curriculums revising. According to the job markets demanding, new techniques need to be introduced to students, such as cloud computing and data analysis. The courses […]
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Bassey Patience

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Alyssa Harris

Before I was able to attend the ACM Symposium on Applied Perception, I had no idea what pursuing a graduate degree in Computer Science would be like. But when I attended the conference, I realized not only the cool subjects I would be able to study if I went to graduate school in computer science, […]
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Adedoyin Adegoke

I applied to attend Spring Simulation Multi-conference between 13-16 April 2014 in Tampa, Florida (U.S.A). At this conference, I was able to present two of my papers; one was accepted as part of the PhD colloquium (Consideration for M&S in Africa) while the other was accepted as a full paper (System of Systems based Approaches […]
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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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