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 me more excited to keep working and researching.

I loved presenting my paper on fake news and misinformation at a workshop, and loved discussing my research with fellow researchers. The community seemed very open to engage in debate on the future of the information world regarding misinformation, which was really cool.

I thank ACM Women for providing a platform of encouragement for all women to get into the Computer Science academic world, which can be intimidating as it is predominantly a male space. With this program, we can work together in creating a more friendly world for women.