Drexel students attend the Grace Hopper Celebration, October 2012

Grace Hopper Group Picture
Eleven Drexel students and one faculty member attended the Grace Hopper Celebration.

October 8, 2012 —  

The Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing (GHC’12) is a series of conferences dedicated to bring the research and career interests of women in computing to the forefront. For the fourth consecutive year, Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Information Science and Technology, and Software Engineering students, as well as Dr. Rachel Greenstadt, assistant professor of computer science, attended the event.

Held October 3-6, 2012, the theme of this year’s conference was “Are We There Yet?” and focused on women’s impact in technical and social domains. Sessions, which ranged from panels to networking events, focused on three key technology areas: Big Data, Security, and Social Collaboration.

While attending the conference, three CS Ph.D. candidates highlighted their research to guests through lecture and poster sessions. Sadia Afroz presented her work on deception detection at the Ph.D. forum for security. Aylin Caliskan Islam participated in the ACM student research competition with her poster, “Are we there yet? Can we identify authors and machine translation tools in translated text?" Kamelia Aryafar presented her poster, “Automatic classification of digital music by genre” during the research poster session.

The trip was sponsored by Drexel’s Department of Computer Science and iSchool.