WHAT IS CCWIC?
The First Colorado Celebration of Women in Computing (CCWIC) is a regional
meeting modeled after the highly successful international Grace Hopper
Celebration (GHC). The goal of CCWIC is to encourage the
research and career interests of local women in computing.
CCWIC will promote the participation of women in computing by providing
attendees with both social and professional support. It will
offer an opportunity for students to present their research and to
network with leaders from academia, government, and
industry. In this way, CCWIC will provide a unique
opportunity for technical women from Colorado and neighboring states to
come together to share experiences and strategies for success.
FEATURED SPEAKER FROM INDUSTRY
Helen Greiner is co-founder and chairman of the board of iRobot
Corp. Under Ms. Greiner's leadership, iRobot Corp. is delivering
robots into the industrial, consumer, academic and military
markets. She was named the Ernst and Young New England
Entrepreneur of the Year for 2003 (with iRobot co-founder Colin
Angle). Selected from entrants across New England, she was cited for
her experience, expertise and innovation. She has also been honored as
a Technology Review Magazine "Innovator for the Next Century", invited
to the World Economic Forums as a Global Leader of Tomorrow, and has
been awarded the prestigious DEMO God Award at the DEMO
Conference. Her 15 years of experience in robotic technology includes
work at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory and MIT's Artificial
Intelligence Laboratory. She holds a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering
and an M.S. in Computer Science, both from MIT.
FEATURED SPEAKER FROM ACADEMIA
Violet R. Syrotiuk earned her Ph.D. in Computer Science from the
University of Waterloo (Canada) in 1992. She joined Arizona State
University in 2002 and is currently an Associate Professor of Computer
Science and Engineering. Dr. Syrotiuk's research has been supported by
the National Science Foundation,
Los Alamos National Laboratory, Defence Science and Technology
Organisation (Australia), Architecture Technology Corp., Raytheon Co.,
and General Dynamics. She serves on the Editorial Board of Computer
Networks and the International Journal of Communication Systems, and
on the Technical Program Committee of several major conferences
including MobiCom, MobiHoc, and Infocom. Her research interests
include medium access control (MAC) and higher layer protocols for
multi-hop wireless networks.
This talk is sponsored by the Computer Research Association's Committee on the Status of Women in Computing Research (CRA-W) Distinguished Lecture Series.
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