Open Webinar: Kicking Butt in Computer Science: Women in Computing at Carnegie Mellon and Around the World
Department of Computer Science at University of Copenhagen (DIKU) is proud to have Dr. Carol Frieze and Dr. Jeria Quesenberry from Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) to present how the top Computer Science department at CMU managed to transform the gender diversity among the students on their programmes.
Their initiates have been an inspiration to many around the world, says Deputy Head of Department for Research at DIKU Pernille Bjørn, and she is excited to have Dr. Frieze and Dr. Quesenberry give a talk at UCPH, organized by DIKU.
Carnegie Mellon University has a reputation as a global leader in increasing and sustaining women in computing. Over the last few years, the university has hit a landmark in reaching gender parity in the computer science major. In this talk, Frieze and Quesenberry will discuss the various obstacles and catalysts that help determine women’s participation in the rapidly growing fields of computing.
Bio - Dr. Carol Frieze
Dr. Carol Frieze is Director of Women@SCS and SCS4ALL in Carnegie Mellon’s School of Computer Science where she has worked on diversity and inclusion for the past 18 years. Her publications, teaching, and research interests focus on the culture of computing, stereotypes and myths, unconscious bias, and broadening participation in computing fields.
Bio - Dr. Jeria Quesenberry
Dr. Jeria Quesenberry is an Associate Teaching Professor of Information Systems in the Dietrich College of Humanities and Social Sciences at Carnegie Mellon University. Her research interests are directed at the study of cultural influences on information technology students and
professionals, including topics of social inclusion, broadening participation, career values, organizational interventions, and work-life balance.