CWIC Southern California 2016, an ACM-W Event

Program Details

Current Draft Schedule


     Time     Event
9:00-10:00 Registration and snacks
10:00-10:10 Welcome
Diana Franklin and Zoë Wood
10:10-11:00 Keynote
Animation and Visual Effects Pipelines: Using Technology to Bring Art to the Big Screen, Tannaz Sassooni, Autodesk
11:00-12:00 Student Talks
  • Session Chair: TBD
  • The Battle From Within, Isabel Barbosa, Loyola Marymount University
  • Discovr Learning: Hackathons and Using Virtual Reality to Revolutionize Education, Gemma Busoni, Discovr Learning
  • Stretching beyond the Twister metaphor, Krithika Jagannath, UC Irvine
  • Determining the Feasibility of Phylogenetic Tree Reconciliations Using the Partially Labeled Coalescent Tree, Jennifer Rogers, Harvey Mudd College
12:00-12:30 Workshop: Resumes - Your ticket to the interview
Kim Nico and Bushra Anjum, Amazon
12:30-1:30 Lunch
1:30-2:00 Lightning talks
  • Session Chair: Youwen Ouyang
  • NoSQL Databases: a new generation of technology that empowers the developer, Mercy Ndambuki, MarkLogic
  • TAILS: Enhancing learning by teaching artificial intelligence as a lab science, Stephanie August, Loyola Marymount University
  • Technical jobs in the 3D animation industry, Teal Owyang, Walt Disney Animation Studios
  • Benefits and Challenges of Multi-homed Systems, Halli Meth, Google
2:00-3:00 Panel: Outreach Activities and Opportunities
Debra Richardson, UC Irvine (moderator)
  • Lara Bagdasarian, Harvard-Westlake School
  • Crystal Hsieh, UCLA
  • Kristin Roher, UCI
  • Medhavi Sikaria, UCI
3:00-3:15 Break
3:15-4:15 Student Talks
  • Session Chair: TBD
  • The Impact of Quality Metrics on Communities Detected in Complex Networks, Anastasia Voloshinov, Pomona College
  • Best Practices for Developing an Online Interactive Digital Learning Aid, Parisa Pouya, Loyola Marymount University
  • Joint Routing and Channel Allocation for Wireless Multi-hop Networks, Kayla Tomizawa, USC
  • A Theatrical Turing Test: "The Body is Present?", Sahar Sajadieh, UCSB
4:15-5:15 Panel: Careers in Industry
Moderator: Zoë Wood
  • Heather Ciechowski, Software Engineer III, Google
  • Kim Nguyen, University Recruiter, Microsoft
  • Meghalim Sarma, Director, Quality Assurance Engineering at MarkLogic
  • Natalie Schauser, Software Engineer, AppFolio
5:15-5:30 Break (group photo?)
5:30-7:00 Dinner
7:00-8:00 Job fair & Poster session
  • Progressively Finite Games, Kristen Godinez and Merai Dandouch, CSU Channel Islands
  • Privacy and Provenance: Can We Have Both?, Parisa Kianmajd, UC Davis
  • Creating SAD: The Sentiment Analyzing DiscussionBoard, Glo Adelyn Mercado, CSU Channel Islands
  • Fostering STEM Education with Virtual Worlds, Sylvana Santos and Stephanie August, Loyola Marymount University
  • CWIC-SoCal 2016, Cynthia Valdovinos, Miracosta College
  • Ambient Multi-sensors Based Fall Detection System for Assisted Living, Nalini Venkatasubramanian and Nailah Alhassoun, UC Irvine
  • Activity Monitoring for Prediction of Glycemic Variability and Decision Support, Paz Zait-Givon, UC Santa Barbara
8:00-9:00 Social Event: Drawable Circuits and Card House Activity


     Time     Events
8:00-9:00 Breakfast
9:00-9:10 Welcome
Diana Franklin and Zoë Wood
9:10-10:00 Keynote
Using IoT to turn Analytics into Farm Implements, Chandra Krintz, UC Santa Barbara
10:00-10:45 Student Talks
  • Session Chair: TBD
  • The Urban Characteristics of Street Harassment: A First Look, Mai Elsherief, UC Santa Barbara
  • AquaSCALE: Exploring Resilience of Community Water Systems, Qing Han, UC Irvine
  • Can Radio Kill the Coverage Gap?: Broadcasting OSN content over RBDS, Morgan Vigil, UC Santa Barbara
10:45-11:00 Break
11:00-11:30 Workshop: Supporting and growing a student-run club for women in computing
Nicole Giusti, Cal Poly SLO
11:30-12:30 Panel: Work Life Balance
Moderator: Yi Chen
  • Cecilia Cadenas, Raytheon
  • Heather Ciechowski, Google
  • Kelly Irish, MINDBODY Inc
  • Zoë Wood, Cal Poly SLO
12:30-12:45 Closing Session

Webmasters: Shefali Saboo & Ashley Dattalo, Computer Science Department, Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo, CA 93410
contact: Zoë Wood