SWSIS Scholarships: Where are They Now? Featured Scholar: Jill Jermyn

Jill Jermyn was the first recipient of a SWSIS Scholarship in 2012.   SWSIS funds supported her Masters’ degree at Columbia University, after which she transitioned into a Ph.D. program.  SWSIS does not currently fund Ph.D. studies. Jill is a Software Engineer in Security and Privacy at Google. She recently received her Ph.D. from Columbia University, where her research focused on networking and security.

Student Researchers Ask How Secure We Feel About Internet Security

Originally posted by Bucknell University BY MATT HUGHES You’ve probably noticed how well your internet browser has gotten to know you. Ever-advancing advertising algorithms serving up targeted ads, not to mention data breach after data breach, have made many internet users more attuned than ever to how little privacy we often have on the internet. […]

Highlight on Alum Lana Yarosh

Interviewed by Amanda Stent, Bloomberg LP     Svetlana “Lana” Yarosh is an Assistant Professor in the Computer Science & Engineering Department at University of Minnesota. Her research in HCI focuses on embodied interaction in social computing systems. Lana has won NSF CRII and the NSF CAREER grants, and best paper awards at CHI 2013 […]

Highlight on Alum Madeline Smith

Madeline E. Smith is a faculty member in the Department of Computer Science at Colgate University. She is currently teaching User-Centered Design and Introduction to Computing as well as conducting research on the use of communication technology for maintaining social and family relationships. Madeline is also a PhD Candidate studying Technology & Social Behavior at […]

Highlight on Alum Bushra Anjum

Dr. Bushra Anjum is a 2012 CRA-W Graduate Cohort Alumna, and is currently a software and research engineer at Amazon, Inc in San Luis Obispo. She has expertise in Agile Software Development for large scale distributed systems with special emphasis on system design and development for highly-scalable, fault-tolerant systems. Originally a Fulbright scholar from Pakistan, […]

Highlight on Alum – Sarah Ita Levitan

Originally Printed in Summer/Fall 2015 Newsletter Interviewed by: Carla Ellis, Duke University Sarah Ita Levitan is a 3rd year PhD student in the Department of Computer Science at Columbia University. She is a member of the Spoken Language Processing group directed by Dr. Julia Hirschberg. Her research involves identifying spoken cues to deception and examining cultural […]

Highlight on Alum Beth Trushkowsky

Originally printed in Winter/Spring 2015 Newsletter Beth Trushkowsky is an assistant professor at Harvey Mudd College in the Computer Science department. She received her MS and PhD degrees from The University of California, Berkeley under the supervision of Professors Michael J. Franklin and Armando Fox. Her MS research focused on developing a storage system to […]

Highlight on Alum, Lydia Tapia

Originally printed in the Summer/Fall 2014 Newsletter Lydia Tapia is an Assistant Professor in Computer Science at the University of New Mexico who does research on methodologies for the simulation and analysis of motions. She has applied these ideas to both robots and disease causing proteins as the director of the Adaptive Motion Planning Research […]