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During this Excellence in STEM interview, we spoke with Fernando Bouche, the IT Manager at the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute in Panama. Fernando shares insights into equity, diversity, and inclusion (EDI) within computer science and engineering. He defines equity as the assurance of fair opportunities and treatment for all, diversity as t...
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Hispanic Heritage Month, celebrated from 15 September to 15 October, is a time to recognize and honor the rich contributions of Hispanic and Latino communities in various fields, including STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics). We are proud to highlight the achievements, experiences, and invaluable insights of these communities i...
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As we celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month, we're privileged to converse with Dr. Gabriel Moreno, a renowned figure in computer science and engineering. In this interview, Dr. Moreno offers profound insights into diversity, equity, and inclusion (DE&I) in the field. He defines equity as equal access to opportunities, inclusion as fostering a sense of ...
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Carla Zoltowski's journey showcases how determination and passion can leave a major impact within the world of engineering education. Guided by her own personal inspirations, this impact was made possible by her expertise within assistive technology and experiential learning. Her roots in academia are deeply engrained within Purdue University, wher...
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India has about 700 tribal groups throughout the country, called "Scheduled Tribes." For students coming from these rural areas, the journey from tribal lands to bustling urban cities can seem challenging: Especially when it comes to technology. To help with this transition, the IEEE Computer Society (CS), along with KIL-Kotagiri, sponsored the IE...
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During IEEE Computer Society's 2022 Tech Forum on Digital Platforms and Societal Harms, Forrest Shull, 2021 IEEE Computer Society President, stated: "Hate speech is not a new issue for us. It has been around probably as long as the written word. But at the same time, the scale and scope, the reach that it has, the level of impact, is something that...
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In the dynamic realm of software systems and services, few individuals possess the visionary insight and transformative impact of Vinay Kulkarni. A TCS Fellow at Tata Consultancy Services, Vinay leads the charge in pioneering research that spans digital twins, model-driven software engineering, multi-agent systems, and learning-native software syst...
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The term "digital divide" still remains relevant today in many parts of the world. But "gendered digital divide," which refers to the unequal access to computers and the Internet between men and women, is a phrase that is gaining more traction, particularly in India. According to research, India accounts for half of the world's gendered digital di...
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Bhavani Thuraisingham's impact transcends excellence within education, as she has made countless efforts within bridging the gaps between industry and academics. Additionally, she is the Founders Chair Professor of Computer Science, the Founding Executive Director of the Cyber Security Research and Education Institute (2004-2021), and the Co-Direct...
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As a college student in the 1960s, Jim Brakefield, senior life member of IEEE, wanted to learn more about both hardware and software. His career began in embedded systems and gradually included printed circuit board (PCB) design and field programmable gate array (FPGA) projects. About two decades ago, he saw an opportunity to provide low-cost ($10...
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From submitting his first paper to flagship magazine, Computer, as a grad student in 1993, joining the editorial board and becoming EIC, IEEE Senior Member, Dr. Ron Vetter, has displayed an impeccable example of what it means to grow within the IEEE Computer Society. Working alongside fellow members, Vetter has been a part of our community for over...
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Prof.Amit Sheth has left an impactful mark on the worlds of AI and computer science. As the founding director of the university-wide AI Institute (AIISC) and the NCR Chair & Professor of Computer Science & Engineering at the University of South Carolina, his pioneering work has advanced the field of Artificial Intelligence. Additionally, he has wor...
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In a matter of minutes, a tornado can take lives, destroy properties, and disrupt businesses. Those affected face a long recovery. However, technology can help battle tornadoes' devastating consequences. To empower communities and to inspire student innovation, Saman Sargolzaei, assistant professor of engineering at the University of Tennessee at M...
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James Clear's Atomic Habits has taken the world by storm. With more than 10 million copies sold worldwide, the book, whose premise is that small shifts in daily behavior allow individuals to get 1% better every day, has become a personal growth phenomenon. Now, with the support of an IEEE Computer Society Diversity & Inclusion (D&I) Fund grant from...
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GET INVOLVED The field of computing has experienced immense growth and innovation, shaping every aspect of our lives. However, as it evolves, it faces challenges related to inclusion, diversity, equity, and accessibility in education. To tackle these issues, esteemed organizations like the IEEE Computer Society, the Association for Computing Machi...
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Renowned researcher, Marten van Dijk, has made major contributions within the field of computer security. He founded and leads the Computer Security research group at CWI and is an IEEE Fellow for his expertise in secure processor design and encrypted calculations. Notable achievements include the creation of Aegis, a groundbreaking secure processo...
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Dr. J.J. Garcia–Luna–Aceves has made a significant impact within the field of computer communication. This includes revolutionizing the way we communicate and exchange data by his contributions of groundbreaking research in algorithms, protocols, and architectures. With an impressive academic background and a prolific research career, Dr. Garci...
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Concluding our Pride Month series of Excellence in STEM, we engage with Dr. Anaelia Ovalle as they provide a glimpse into the challenges faced by marginalized individuals in the field. Discover firsthand accounts of barriers to inclusion, such as encounters with influential academics attempting to impede progress and instances of unconscious bias ...
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Learn about this year's presidential candidates, Mike Hinchey and Hironori Washizaki, at the 2023 Presidential Town Hall. This is your opportunity to understand each candidate's perspectives and objectives for the role. The 2023 Presidential town hall will take place virtually on 3 August at 10 AM ET. All are welcome to attend, including IEEE a...
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Dr. Luca Trevisan is a professor of computer science at Bocconi University, known for his expertise in theoretical computer science. Dr. Trevisan advocates for creating a more inclusive computer science and engineering environment. In this written interview, Dr. Trevisan shares his insights on the barriers to inclusion he has experienced throughou...
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