ACM Women (ACM-W) supports, celebrates, and advocates internationally for the full engagement of women in all aspects of the computing field, providing a wide range of programs and services to ACM members and working in the larger community to advance the contributions of technical women.
ACM Women Europe (ACM-W Europe) is a standing committee of ACM Europe and works to fulfil the ACM-W mission in Europe. The ACM-W Europe vision is a transformed European professional and scholarly landscape where women are supported and inspired to pursue their dreams and ambitions to find fulfillment in the computing field.
I hope that you are all keeping safe and well in these challenging times. For many this is a time for working from home to help protect ourselves, our friends and family. For others, work or education may seem uncertain as we wait on guidance from others.
On behalf of all of the ACM-W Europe, I would like to thank you for continuing to be you. Covid-19 has caused stress for many of us. We worry about our health, our jobs and our general state of mind. We may not always feel ok, and this is fine. Everyone finds it hard sometimes. Whatever the world holds for us, there will be an end to the difficulties.
We hope to see you sometime soon at one of our many conferences and celebrations. For now, let’s celebrate and be proud of who we are. Remember that ACM-W Europe is here for you. We will continue to be here for you when this reaches its worst and we will continue to be here for you when we begin to rebuild our lives. Read more…
Less than two weeks left till the womENcourage 2020. Registration closes on the 18th of September! Do not miss your chance to participate in this unique event. You will be hearing from an impressive line-up of keynote speakers!
The participants will be welcomed by Vafa Kazdal, Vice-Rector of Academic Affairs at ADA University; Gabriela Kotsis, ACM President, and Ruth Lennon, ACM-W Europe chair. Nuria Oliver, Chief Scientist at Data-Pop Alliance will present the Data Science to Fight the COVID-19 Pandemic: the Valencia Case. Prof. Cecilia Mascolo, Cambridge University will describe the progress in Health Diagnostics through Audio Signals Collection and Analysis. Georgia Koutrika, Research Director at Athena Research Center, will discuss Democratizing Data Access through Intelligent Data Exploration Tools. Claudia Pohlink, Head of AI at T-Labs, will question Who Makes Wiser Decisions? Men, Women or Machines? Silvana Badaloni, University of Padova, will talk on Gender Fairness of Machine Learning Techniques. They will be joined by Prof Sarit Kraus, Bar-Ilan University, who is an expert on the development of intelligent agents that can interact proficiently with people and with robots. Check the details of the program here.
In this issue:
- womENcourage 2020: Online, 24-27th September
- Meet the Keynote Speakers
- Blog Series: Reflections on womENcourage 2019
- On Wikipedia: Elena Ferrari
- ACM-W Europe Social Media Highlights
- Join the ACM-W Europe Communications and Outreach Team
- Events, Conferences and other Deadlines
- PhD, Post-Doc and Faculty Job Announcements
- ACM Awards and Advanced Grades of Membership Deadlines
My journey in Technology by Praveen Mathew
Our blog post this month is from Praveen Mathew, who is currently pursuing responsibilities as a Test Automation Engineer in Eurofins science (Ireland) Ltd and in parallel, working on his thesis as part of MSc cyber-security program at Letterkenny Institute of technology.
His visit to Rome and womENcourage 2019 inspired him to write about the conference.