ACM-W Scholars 2017

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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