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Ada Lovelace Opera: A Celebration of Women in Computing

November 16, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

In collaboration with the Computer Science Engineering Department in the College of Engineering and the School of Music at the University of Michigan, Girls Encoded is organizing the Ada Lovelace event to celebrate women in computing.  Ada Lovelace is widely recognized as the first woman programmer who greatly influenced the field of computer science.  Countess Lovelace, daughter of famed poet Lord Byron, was a gifted mathematician and is considered to have written instructions for the first computer program in the mid-1800s.

To celebrate Ada Lovelace’s life, a performance of the Opera “Enchantress” will be followed by lightning talks given by U-M women faculty in computing.

  • Jenna Wiens: Machine Learning for Healthcare: Challenges & Opportunities
  • Ceren Budak: Computational Approaches for Studying Political Communication
  • Isabelle Wong: Using Human Intelligence to Drive Effortless Creation
  • Valeria Bertacco: Driving Ada’s Legacy into the 21st Century
  • Emily Mower Provost: Human-Centered Computing: Using speech to Understand Behavior
  • Necmiye Ozay: From robots to Spacecraft:Algorithms for Designing Autonomous Cyber-Physical Systems
  • Aparna Garimella: Demographic-Aware Natural Language Processing
  • Reeturparna Das: Frontiers in Processor Design

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November 16, 2017
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm