Grace Hopper Celebration
The GHC is an annual event for women in computer science. Our students (and sometimes our faculty) regularly attend this event, showcase their work, enjoy the opportunity to network with women in the field, and so on.
Here is some of the work we've presented in the past:
Article from @dcs Newsletter
"DCS Women have a strong presence at Grace Hopper 2007"
THE GRACE HOPPER Celebration for Women in Computing (GHC) is a yearly conference at which women in Computer Science get together to discuss research and career issues. It is the largest technical conference for
women in computing - approximately 1,400 people attended GHC '07, held in Orlando, Florida. Women from industry and government, professors and researchers, graduate and undergraduate students regularly participate.
During the weeklong event, there are plenary sessions, technical papers, panels, poster sessions and workshops.
Twelve graduate students from the department went to GHC this year: Fei Chiang, Jessica Davies, Yulia Eskin, Maryam Fazel, Geri Grolinger, Yilan Gu, Jennifer Horkoff, Bowen Hui, Elizabeth Lam, Jocelyn Simmonds, Anya Tafliovich, and Yiqiao Wang. Many of our graduate students were involved in the conference proceedings: Maryam, Yilan, and Jennifer presented research posters, Anya presented a poster and a paper, and Jocelyn was
a panelist for a discussion on the opportunities and challenges of pursing graduate education.
Participants appreciated the strong industrial presence at GHC, taking the opportunity to speak to representatives from some of the more well-known companies in computer science. Graduate students with a focus on academia
networked with possible future colleagues. As Jocelyn Simmonds shares: “it's important to remember that this is a celebration, not just a conference. GHC includes various social activities that complement the technical program, including a closing night party. I never thought I'd be sharing a dance floor with old friends and a Turing Award winner!”
The DCS Women’s group plans to organize a similar trip to GHC 2008, when the conference will be held in Colorado. Funding for participants is provided through GHC scholarships, DCS funding and individual supervisor contributions, and DCS students do not need to have a submission in order to participate in this trip. The department was proud to have so many accomplished students attend the conference this year.