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Soha Rostaminia attends ACM Symposium on Eye Tracking Research and Applications

In the last week of June 2019, I had the opportunity to present two of my projects, titled “iLid: eyewear solution for low-power fatigue and drowsiness monitoring” and “W!NCE: eyewear...

Mikayla Timm attends CVPR 2019 in Long Beach, CA

Giving a spotlight talk and poster presentation of my research at the IEEE Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR 2019) this summer has given me valuable experience in...

Emily Herbert attended Programming Languages Implementation Summer School (PLISS)

Earlier this summer I had the opportunity to attend the Programming Languages Implementation Summer School (PLISS), a week long summer school program for early-career programming languages researchers held in Bertinoro,...

Su Lin Blodgett describes her research and what makes CICS a great place for women graduate students

Su Lin Blodgett, PhD student at UMass, describes her research and what makes CICS a great place for women graduate students. Click below to watch her video.

Rumeng Li attends AMIA 2017 Annual Symposium at Washington, D.C.

In early November, I went to attend AMIA (American Medical Informatics Association) 2017 Annual Symposium at Washington D.C. The conference is about informatics for improving health and making better healthcare...

Tiffany Liu attends summer school program on Cognitive Architectures at CITEC, Germany

As my summer of 2017 came to a close, I had the fortune of attending a week-long summer school program on Cognitive Architectures at Universität Bielefeld Cluster of Excellence Cognitive...

SouYoung attends CVPR 2017 at Hawaii

Thanks to the support of Women for UMass Amherst, we have awarded another Travel Grant! Sou Young received $500 to cover the costs of her visit to IEEE’s computer vision...

Sandhya Subramanian presents her paper at ICAPS 2017, held at CMU

In past years, CSWomen has held lunch series, technical workshops, mentoring programs and provided travel grants to help women of CICS UMass Amherst, present themselves at various global fronts. Sandhya...

Amanda Doucette Travels to the Cognitive Modeling and Computational Linguistics workshop at EACL 2017

Thanks to the support of Women for UMass Amherst, we have awarded another Travel Grant! Amanda Doucette received $500 to cover the costs of her visit to the Cognitive Modeling...

CSWomen Social: Paint Night

CSWomen paint night was a big success thanks to the great work of our Social Committee! We also thank our photographer for providing pictures of the event. For more pictures...

Rachee Singh Travels to Google Networking Research Summit

Thanks to the support of Women for UMass Amherst, we have awarded out first Travel Grant! Rachee Singh received $500 to cover the costs of her visit to Google Networking...

CSWomen Social: High Horse

The first social event of the semester, a casual gathering at High Horse for food and drinks.

First Lunch of 2017

The first lunch meeting of Spring 2017 happened on Wednesday, February 1. We presented CSWomen Travel Grant program and introduced new officers. Graduate co-chair: Nidhi Mundra MS co-chair: Eva Moscovici...

Mind Over Matter Workshop

In this workshop, Alysia Birkholz from the Office of Professional Development talked about how to train our brains for optimism and why it’s important for graduate school success.

SMART Goals Workshop

This workshop, presented by Alysia Birkholz from the Office of Professional Development, focused on how to set goals and how to stick to them.

Sofya Vorotnikova Speaks @ Second Lunch

Today, CSWomen co-chair, Sofya Vorotnikova, talked about her research on solving graph problems as well as procrastination, the fear of failure and procrastination.

First Lunch of the semester with Susan Landau

The first talk of the semester featured Susan Landau.

CSWomen hikes Mt. Norwottuck from the Notch

On the Saturday of Labor Day Weekend, before the start of school, CSWomen hosted their second ever hike. The Pioneer Valley is a beautiful place filled with many opportunities to...

Lunch with Barna Saha

The last talk of the semester brought Barna Saha, an Assistant Professor at UMass Amherst College of Information and Computer Sciences. She talked about the Dyck language, the problem of...

Lockdown lifted, Suspect Caught | Grad Cohort

Two days of lockdown in a building full of 551+31+ women - some of them truly inspirational and the rest on their path to be one. This was held in...

Applying to Grace Hopper (FAQ)

One of our members, Shiri Dori-Hacohen, has been successful in being awarded the Grace Hopper scholarship to attend GHC multiple times in the past. As a result, she often fields...

First Lunch of Spring 2016

The first lunch of the Spring 2016 semester happened on February 10. After introductions and group news, we had a discussion of the roles of male allies in CS Women,...

Welcoming the World to Amherst

In participation with Graduate Women in STEM (GWiS) and the Indian Students Association (ISA), CSWomen has been awarded a Welcoming the World to Amherst grant by the Student Engagement and...

Lunch with Jennifer Williams

On Wednesday, December 16, invited speaker Jennifer Williams, of MIT Lincoln Labs, gave a talk on her work on cross-language summarization and her experience as a first generation college student....

End of Semester Survey (Closes 1/8/16)

The end of the semester is here! We will be announcing available positions for the Spring semester very soon. We will also be sending out a report on the activities...

Lunch with Consuelo Valdes

On Wednesday, November 18, invited speaker Consuelo Valdes gave a talk on her experience with design and user experience research and on the importance of soft skills. 21 members attended:...

Fall Technical Workshop Series Wrapping Up

With the semester fast coming to an end, we want to announce the topic of our last technical workshop of the semester: Advanced Git, lead by Bobby Powers. Bobby volunteered...

Second Lunch with Researcher Jinying Chen

The second talk of the semester brough Research Scientist Jinying Chen from UMass Medical. 26 members attended: 2 faculty members, 4 undergraduates, and 20 graduate students.

Grace Hopper Celebration Experiences: Part II

The CS Women Co-Chairs have asked participants who attended the 2015 Grace Hopper Celebration to tell us about their experiences. We have collected their responses and are making a series...

Grace Hopper Celebration Experiences: Part I

In past years, CS Women has held a lunch after the annual Grace Hopper Celebration​ for students who have attended to share their experiences. Since GHC is now well-known, we...

Invited Speaker: Valerie Barr

On October 6, CS Women held a special lunch sponsored by Prof. Lori Clarke for Invited Speaker Prof. Valerie Barr. Prof. Barr. Later that day Prof. Barr gave a talk...

Teacher Training for Technical Skills Workshops

On Sunday 9/27 and Monday 9/28, CS Women hosted our first-ever teacher training workshop and retreat for the volunteers who will be leading Symantec-funded technical skills workshops throughout the rest...

First Lunch Features Prof. Alexandra Meliou

We held our first lunch of the semester on Wednesday, September 23rd, where Prof. Alexandra Meliou spoke about her research analyzing data errors in databases, and her experiences in graduate...

Second Annual Ice Cream Social A Success

For the second year in a row, we ran a very successful Ice Cream Social! This year it was on Friday, September 18th. 34 members attended in total, with 19...

Third Lunch Talk with Visitors from BBN

Today we were thrilled to host Bobby Simidcheiva (PhD ‘15) and Vicky Manfredi (PhD ‘09) from Raytheon BBN! They gave a presentation about their work with BBN and held an...

First Lunch of the Semester Features Research Scientist Laura Dietz

Research Scientist Laura Dietz kicked off the Spring 2015 semester of CS Women events with a two-part lunch talk on Feb. 11. 35 members attended, including undergraduate students, graduate students,...

Lunch with Jennifer Chayes

Our second CS Women group lunch had Jennifer Chayes, a head of Microsoft Research in New England and NYC, who was visiting UMass as a DLS speaker. It was funny...

Emma Tosch Won Best Paper Award at OOPSLA '14

The 4th year Ph.D. Student, Emma Tosch, won a Best Paper award at OOPSLA 2014, for her work on “Surveyman,” a first-of-its-kind software system for designing, deploying and automatically debugging...