Meetings – Fall 2017

Bi-weekly meetings:

FB008, COMPUTER SCIENCE DEPARTMENT, UNC CHAPEL HILL

Aug. 24: First Meeting!
Sept. 11: Productivity
Sept. 25: Pizza and Proofreading
Oct. 9: TBA
Oct. 23: TBA
Nov. 6: TBA
Nov. 20: TBA
Dec. 4: TBA

Activities:

Sept. 2: Hiking at Umstead

Possible future events:

Puzzles & Movie
Lunch Outing
Hiking at Johnston Mill Trail or Occoneechee Mountain State Natural Area
Baking
Visit the Museum of Natural Sciences
Bowling
Attend Yoga/Zumba Class
Contact Tanya Amert if you are especially excited about one of these ideas, you have a new idea, or you are interested in hosting an event.

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Women in Computing Research Symposium 2017

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March 23 and 30, 2017

Sitterson Hall, Computer Science Department, UNC Chapel Hill

What

Our goal for the symposium is to introduce undergraduate students to various research areas and encourage students, especially women, to explore the opportunities they have for doing research, whether as part of their undergraduate curriculum or by pursuing a graduate degree. We also want to offer a space for graduate students to share their experiences and their research and to become more familiar with the work their peers are doing.  Come join students, researchers, and professionals from the Triangle and nearby areas to learn more about what you can do with Computer Science and related fields.

  • Hear about exciting research projects that students are working on in a wide variety of computing areas
  • Ask questions about the experiences of women in computing
  • Learn about resources that can help you lead a successful career in computing, or aid you as you take computing-related courses


Venue

Sitterson Hall, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
201 South Columbia Street, Chapel Hill, NC


Agenda

    • Thursday, March 23: Panel Discussion
      • Learn from researchers about what it is like to conduct research in various career settings.  We will have the opportunity to ask questions of professors, graduate students, and researchers in industry.
  • Thursday, March 30: Poster and Demo Session
    • Learn about recent research in the fields of security, vision, graphics, computational biology, real-time systems, robotics and more! This is a great opportunity for students to practice presenting their research and to learn about the research others are doing.


March 23 Schedule

6:00pm Check-in Open, Food Arrives
6:30pm-7:00pm Welcome, Panel Introductions
7:00pm-8:30pm Panel Discussion and Questions from Audience
8:30pm Wrap Up


March 30 Schedule

6:00pm Check-in Open, Food Arrives
6:30pm-7:00pm Welcome
7:00pm-8:30pm Poster and Demo Session Short Talks
(20 min. each)

7:20pm – Dr. Beatriz Paniagua

8:20pm – Dr. Cynthia Sturton

8:30pm Wrap Up


Parking Map

Sitterson Hall is indicated below with a star.  Many lots on UNC’s campus are free after 5pm; just check the sign at the entrance of the lot.  Below some of the larger lots and decks are boxed.

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Meetings – Spring 2017

Bi-weekly meetings:

FB220, COMPUTER SCIENCE DEPARTMENT, UNC CHAPEL HILL

Feb. 10: Pizza Lunch!
Feb. 17: Prep for Research Symposium – new format, two days
Feb. 24: Prep for Research Symposium – decide dates
March 3: Prep for Research Symposium – coordinate outreach, budget expenses
March 10: Prep for Research Symposium
March 24: Prep for Research Symposium – final details of poster and demo session
April 1: Donuts and coffee with candidates – Rise and Gray Squirrel
April 21: Visiting Professional – Jessica Nye (FBI)
April 28: LDOC Lunch!

Activities:

April 9: Hiking at Occoneechee – Hillsborough, NC

Meetings – Fall 2016

Bi-weekly meetings:

FB008, COMPUTER SCIENCE DEPARTMENT, UNC CHAPEL HILL

Aug. 26: First Meeting!
Sept. 6: Discussion – Imposter Syndrome
Sept. 23: Visiting alum – Jeremy Erickson
Oct. 10: Phaedra Boinodiris, Social Entrepreneur in Residence at UNC Campus Y
Oct. 24: Hangout, with snacks!
Nov. 7: Strengthsfinder
Nov. 21: Hangout, with snacks!
Dec. 5: Research Symposium 2017 discussion

Activities:

Sept. 24: Puzzles & Movie
Oct. 3: Lunch Outing
Nov. 5: Hiking at Umstead
Nov. 13: Hiking at Johnston Mill Trail
Dec. 7: Baking for department potluck

Webinar Viewing for GWiCS and WiCS

JULY 14, 2016

FB008, COMPUTER SCIENCE DEPARTMENT, UNC CHAPEL HILL

WHAT

GWiCS is hosting a viewing of the webinar “Accelerated Cloth Simulation for Virtual Try-On” that Tanya is presenting.  She will give an introduction to her research in cloth simulation and share about her experience with grad school applications.  For more information, visit: http://cra.org/cra-w/events/virtual-undergraduate-town-hall-accelerated-cloth-simulation-virtual-try/ .

VENUE

FB008, Computer Science Department
201 South Columbia Street, Chapel Hill, NC

SCHEDULE

4:00pm Meet in FB008

speaker

Tanya Amert, Ph.D. Student at UNC, Chapel Hill, Computer Science

Bio: Tanya is currently a second-year Ph.D. student at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in the department of Computer Science.  She received her Bachelor of Science and Master of Engineering degrees from MIT, and then spent three years at Microsoft, working as a Software Engineer in Office 365.  Her research focuses on physically-based simulations for VR applications such as virtual try-on.

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End of Year Outing

May 6, 2016

Gray Squirrel Coffee Company

What

We are going to Gray Squirrel Coffee Company (a coffee shop in Carrboro) on Friday (May 6th) and will meet outside of FB008 at 10 am. It will be great to meet together one last time this semester before summer gets going! Hope to see all of you there!

Venue

Gray Squirrel Coffee Company
300 E. Main Street, Suite C, Carrboro, NC 27510

Schedule

10:00am Meet Outside of FB008
10:20am Gray Squirrel Coffee Co.

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Women in Computing Research Symposium 2016

February 13, 2016

Sitterson Hall, Computer Science Department, UNC Chapel Hill

What

This symposium is geared towards undergraduate and graduate women who are interested in computing, whether as a major/minor or as a hobby. Come join women from the Triangle area to learn more about what all you can do with Computer Science and related areas.

  • Hear about exciting computing areas that current graduate/undergraduate students are working on
  • Interact with women graduate students in different computing research areas/projects
  • Ask questions about the experiences of other women in computing
  • Learn about resources that can help you lead a successful career in computing, or aid you as you take computing related courses
  • Meet more women in computing, have a great time, eat good food and get some swag!

Venue

Sitterson Hall, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
201 South Columbia Street, Chapel Hill, NC

Agenda

  • Keynote Speaker
  • Research Flash Talks
    • Learn about a variety of research areas through 5-10 minute talks by researchers We’ll cover areas such as computer vision, computational biology, serious games, security, real-time systems, graphics, VR and more!
  •  Demos and Posters
    • Interact with researchers and engage with demos of various research areas.
  • Panel Discussion
    • Learn from researchers about what it is like to conduct research in various career settings.  We will have the opportunity to ask questions of professors, graduate students, and researchers in industry.

Schedule

9:00am-9:30am Registration Open
9:30am-10:00am Keynote Speaker
Dr. Cynthia Sturton (UNC Chapel Hill)
10:00am-10:50am Research Flash Talks Part 1
Hear women talk about their research projects!
Computer Vision / Yipin Zhou
Real-time Systems / Catherine Jarrett
Computer Graphics / Tanya Amert
Bioinformatics and Computational Biology / Nur Shahir
Serious Games / Sarah Rust
Human-Computer Interaction / Duri Long
Virtual Reality / Prof. Mary Whitton
10:50am-11:40am Demos and Poster Session
Talk with researchers and explore current projects! (Coffee and snacks)
Dr. Beatriz Paniagua
Calvin Deutschbein
Chelsea Bartram
Christina Haig
Denae Ford
Duri Long
Francesca Bernardi
Namhoon Kim
Sarah Rust
Shan Yang
Sirion Vittayakorn
Tanya Amert
11:40am-12:30pm Research Flash Talks Part 2
Networks and Graph Mining / Natalie Stanley
Applied Math (Mathematical Biology) / Caitlin Hult
Security: An Introduction to Fuzzing / Sarah Andrabi
Distributed & Parallel Systems / Anwesha Das
Medical Image Analysis / Dr. Beatriz Paniagua
Getting into Research / Marie Nesfield
12:30pm-01:30pm Lunch
Enjoy some delicious food while talking to graduate students in research areas that interest you.
01:30pm-02:15pm Panel Discussion
Hear seniors, graduate students, professors, and engineers in computing talk about the challenges they faced and what helped them succeed. Ask questions about what resources can help you in your coursework, research, grad school applications, or the job hunt!
Dr. Jasleen Kaur, Associate Professor
Dr. Diane Pozefsky, Research Professor
Duri Long, Senior Undergrad
Tanya Amert, First-year Grad
Sarah Andrabi, Microsoft
Dr. Bipasa Chattopadhyay, Microsoft
02:15pm-02:30pm Wrap Up
See you next year!

 

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Women in Computing Research Workshop 2015

 

 

What

This workshop is geared towards undergraduate and graduate women who are interested in computing, whether as a major/minor or as a hobby. Come join women from the Triangle area to learn more about what all you can do with Computer Science and related areas.

  • Hear about exciting computing areas that current graduate/undergraduate students are working on
  • Interact with women graduate students in different computing research areas/projects
  • Ask questions about the experiences of other women in computing
  • Learn about resources that can help you lead a successful career in computing, or aid you as you take computing related courses
  • Meet more women in computing, have a great time, and eat good food and get some swag!

 

Venue

SN011, The Department of Computer Science, Brooks Computer Science Building, UNC

 

Schedule

9:30am-10:30am Registration Open
10:00am-10:30am Breakfast!
Enjoy an informal breakfast and mingle with other women in computing
10:30am-11:00am Keynote Speaker
Laurie Williams
Professor and Acting Department Head, North Carolina State University Department of Computer Science
11:00am-12:15pm Research Flash Talks
Hear current graduate/undergraduate women talk about their research projects! We’ll cover areas such as computer vision, computational biology, physical modeling, natural language processing, security, real-time systems, computational geometry, visualization, graphics, robotics and more!

Physical Modeling / (Alex) Shan Yang
Real-time Systems / Bipasa Chattopadhyay
Scientific Visualization / Oluwafemi Alabi
Robotics / Hannah Kerner
Motion capture, Medical image / Hina Shah
Research as a transfer student / Marie Nesfield
Computational Biology, Applied Math / Natalie Stanley
Computational Genetics / Ping Fu
Networking / Qianwen Yin
Natural Language Processing / Rachel Broad
Security / Sarah Andrabi
Computer Graphics / Sarah Rust
Computer Vision / Yipin Zhou

12:15pm-01:00pm Lunch
Enjoy some delicious food while talking to graduate students in research areas that interest you.
01:00pm-01:45pm Panel Discussion
Hear seniors, graduate students, and professors in computing talk about the challenges they faced and what helped them succeed. Ask questions about what resources can help you in your coursework, research, grad school applications, or the job hunt!

Ming Lin, Distinguished Professor
Hyo Jin Kim, Ph.D. Student
Hannah Kerner, First-year Grad
Sarah Gabr, Senior Undergrad
Anya Derbakova, IBM
Belinda Vennam, IBM

01:45pm-02:00pm Wrap Up
See you next year!

 

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