Innovative Women: Women
in Computer Science
WICS is hosting a Speaker Series during the
Spring 2002 Quarter. It is scheduled for every Wed, 5-7PM, in Gates 104.
Our guest speakers, women practicing in a broad range
of fields but who share a background in CS, will share their experiences
with us, such as: how they became interested in CS; how
they decided on their areas of interest; their experiences as women in
computer science; and how they are applying their CS background today.
It will be a very informal setting with friendly discussion
and food to follow. All are welcome!
Widom - Stanford Professor specializing in databases
Zelenski - Stanford lecturer (gatekeeper to the CS major) and
Prabhakar - venture partner at U.S. Venture Partners in Menlo
Park, California; former Director of National Institute of Standards
Margolis and Allen
Fisher, authors of Unlocking
the Clubhouse: Women in Computer Science, in conjunction with
the Program in Symbolic Systems. Kresge at 4 pm. "Unlocking"
tells the story of CS majors (both male and female) at Carnegie Mellon
and how they increased enrollment and retention more than four-fold.
Their stories and insights will trigger recognition in anyone who
has seen CS/Engineering culture, either first hand or through friends.
Simons - former president of the ACM, founder and co-chair of
ACM's U.S. Public Policy Committee, and co-founder of the U.C. Berkeley
Computer Science Department Reentry Program for Women and Minorities
Baker - Stanford professor, specializing in distributed systems,
wireless networking, and mobile computing.
||Ellen Spertus - Professor
at Mills College, with interests in Information retrieval, the Internet,
social issues, computer architecture, compilers; 2001's "Sexiest
- Stanford Professor researching in compilers, programming languages,
and computer architecture
||Teri Perl - Co-founder, The Learning
Company, Palo Alto, CA