ACM-W Scholars 2019

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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