Doctoral student Shadi Rezapour has received a scholarship to attend the Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing (GHC) in Orlando, Florida, on October 4-6. The GHC Student Scholarship, awarded by AnitaB.org, is very competitive and covers all expenses related to attending the conference.
The world's largest gathering of women technologists, GHC is presented in partnership with Association for Computing Machinery (ACM). To be considered for a GHC Student Scholarship, students must be enrolled in a degree program in a technical discipline, demonstrate an interest in computer science, and be active in their community.
Rezapour, a member of Assistant Professor Jana Diesner's group, is conducting research on topics related to natural language processing, machine learning, and network analysis. For the past few years, she has been developing, implementing, and applying a theory-driven, computational solution for assessing the impact of information products on people, groups, and society.
"Attending Grace Hopper will give me a chance to meet and network with well-known researchers and faculty from top universities and companies and learn how my work will be received in different sectors," she said. "Their feedback regarding how to improve and expand my research will be a tremendous help in choosing my future steps."