ACM-W Scholars 2022

Gladys Ying Xuan Chen

  • MS Student
    Oral Roberts University
    Attended SC22
    2022, Dallas, Texas, United States
Having the opportunity to attend SC22 in Dallas, Texas, was one of the most transformative experiences in my professional journey. Being my first in-person professional conference, I greatly enjoyed networking with professionals in the high-performance computing field and reconnecting with various mentors and colleagues. I learned a lot from the technical programs and talks, especially […]

Alara Dirik

ECCV 2022 was my first on-site international conference and I had a great experience presenting my work “FairStyle: Debiasing StyleGAN2 with Style Channel Manipulations” in a poster session at the main conference. Apart from having the opportunity to present in-person for the first time, I also had to chance to meet with and get feedback […]

Kiruthika Kannan


Sufia Khatoon

Thank you, ACM, for giving me the valuable opportunity to present my work titled “Inverse problems in thermos-fluid systems using polynomial chaos expansions and Bayesian inference” at the SIAM MDS22 conference in San Diego, California, USA. It was a pleasure to meet and chat with some brilliant researchers from around the world, talk about my […]

Ana Nikolikj

I really enjoyed every minute of attending my first conference! Exciting research directions followed by lively discussions by the world’s foremost experts in the field were just part of the daily routine. My role as a student volunteer kept me proactive most of the time, allowing me to learn so much about the community and […]

Gjorgjina Cenikj

I attended the GECCO (Genetic and Evolutionary Computation Conference) in Boston, Massachusetts, which is at the heart of optimization research. Here I had the opportunity to present one of my papers, “SELECTOR: Selecting a Representative Benchmark Suite for Reproducible Statistical Comparison”. This was my first time presenting my research in person and it was an […]

Tunazzina Islam

The 16th International AAAI Conference on Web and Social Media (ICWSM 2022) is my first in-person international conference after three years because of the Covid-19 pandemic. In ICWSM’22, I had a long paper accepted as a first author. This paper has a special place in my heart because I wrote the paper while I was […]

Vaishnavi Prashant Subhedar

Hello, I am Vaishnavi Subhedar studying master’s in computer science at Syracuse University. I attended SIGCSE 2022 Technical Symposium to present our research work. It was amazing experience! Along with conveying our research work I tried to understand other research projects too. Visited maximum booths to understand their different programs. I learned about different topics […]

Irene Wang

I had the opportunity to attend ISCA 2022 in New York this summer, and I feel very thankful and fortunate for this experience. This was not only my first time attending a conference, but I was also part of the organizing committee for the uArch workshop at the conference. The uArch workshop aims to introduce […]

Angélica Aparecida Moreira

When I first joined my university’s PhD program in the second semester of 2018, participating in an in-person conference seemed a given — it was par for the course to publish and present conference papers. Fate, however, had other things planned. In early 2020, all conferences went remote-only due to the pandemic, coincidentally when I […]

Brenda Silva Machado

  • Undergraduate Student
    Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina
    Attended GECCO'22
    2022, Boston, Massachusetts, United States
More than an opportunity to learn more about Evolutionary and Genetic Computing, Gecco’22 provided me with several incredible experiences, contact with other researchers and certainly memories that I will take with me for the rest of my life. As my first conference on Evolutionary Computing, I had the opportunity to learn more about the work […]

Viviana Sutedjo

  • MS Student
    Technical University of Munich
    Attended IEEE ICRA 2022
    2022, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
After a long period of online conferences during Covid, the time had finally come to attend an in-person conference. I had looked forward to my first conference as an attendee for a long time, and since I was lucky enough to have my first paper published in the IEEE ICRA 2022, I was more than […]

Lavínia Francesca Paganini

My journey for ICSE 2022 started in 2020. I received the ACM-W award to go for ICSE 2020 in Seoul since I had a paper in CHASE (at the time, a workshop; now, it’s a co-located event). However, all the events went virtual – with the uncertainty if they could go back for the in-person […]

Luana Martins

Attending the 44th International Conference on Software Engineering (ICSE 2022) was my first in-person international conference as the restrictions imposed by the COVID-19 pandemic have changed how scientific conferences occurred in the last two-three years. Although the conference was held in-person, we must wear a mask to ensure the safety and well-being of the attendants. […]

Viviane Herdel

For CHI 2022, I had a full paper accepted as a first author which received an honorable mention award. The paper title is “Above and Beyond: A Scoping Review of Domains and Applications for Human-Drone Interaction”. In this project, we present a holistic view of domains and applications of use that are described, studied, and […]