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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