Program Schedule: Friday, October 19 - Session 3
The 2007 Anita Borg Award for Social Impact Winner
Location: Salon VI and VII
Presenter: To be announced at the Banquet Thursday evening
The winner of the third Anita Borg Social Impact Award, an international prize, is an individual or team who has caused technology to have a positive impact on the lives of women and society or who has caused women to have a significant impact on the design and use of technology. This recipient of the 2007 Anita Borg Social Impact Award will receive $10,000 and will be announced at the awards banquet on Thursday evening. This will be our first chance to talk with the award winner about her/their work after accepting the award.
The inaugural Social Impact Award was presented to Karen Banks, Global Coordinator, APC Women’s Networking Support Programme, located in London, England. Working with programs in Africa, Asia and Latin America for 15 years, she brought information and communication technologies (ICTs -eg. internet, radio, video, cell phones) to underserved women and communities as a vital tool for empowerment and positive social change. In 2006, the award was given to Dr. Carol Muller, the Founder and CEO of MentorNet, The E-Mentoring Network for Diversity in Engineering and Science. MentorNet is a nonprofit organization headquartered in San Jose, CA.
Broadening the Field of Computing Through a Design-Based HCI Curriculum
Location: Salon III
Presenters: Sarita Yardi (Georgia Institute of Technology), Amy Bruckman (Georgia Institute of Technology), Allison Druin (University of Maryland), Yasmin Kafai (UCLA), Kylie Peppler (UCLA), Robin Jeffries (Google)
This panel will explore the opportunities for broadening participation in computing by encouraging girls to pursue computing at an earlier age through an introduction to HCI using design-based projects and principles. Panelists will discuss their experiences in design and HCI related fields and how girls’ active participation in online computing environments can be leveraged to engage them in computing careers.
Learning by Doing: Using Internships to Discover Where You Belong
Location: Salon I and II
Presenters: April Slayden Mitchell (HP Labs), Jhilmil Jain (HP Labs), Suzanne Rivoire (Stanford), Wendy Carmody (Hewlett-Packard), Jeannie Albrecht (UCSD), Laura Grit (Amazon.com)
This panel will include personal stories and discussion on the value of interning while pursuing your degree. Attendees will hear from current students, new hires in industry and academia, and experienced researchers who will each share their advice on topics such as choosing the right internship, the benefits and lessons learned during their internships, and how to find/apply/get an internship.
Split session: At the Internet’s edge
Location: South Ballroom
RFID: IP Network Applications and Societal Implications
Presenter: Monique Morrow (Cisco Systems)
This presentation will discuss: • The evolution of the network— From an Internet of computing devices to an Internet of things using RFID • How intelligence is moving into the network • What is the intelligent network foundation for RFIDs • Quality of Service and security considerations
Wireless Security Best Practice Guidelines
Presenter: Nancy Cam-Winget (Cisco Systems)
This presentation will provide an overview for the “chain of trust” commencing from link authentication, authorization, and key management to link layer encryption for addressing the WLAN threats in both the data and management planes. The presenter will provide an overview of the IEEE 802.11i mechanisms and explore the different threats that are addressed and conclude with common best practices in WLAN security.
Latinas Opening Doors to the Future: Advancing Latinas in Computing
Location: Salon VIII
Presenters: Gilda Garreton (Sun Microsystems), Ann Gates (University of Texas), Irene Hernandez-Roberts (IBM), Diana Gomez (SHPE), Maria Azua (IBM), Monica Martinez-Canales (Sandia National Laboratories), Ivonne Valdes (Sun Microsystems), Patty Lopez (HP)
This panel is considered a natural progression from the BoF session “Latinas in Engineering” at GHC06 and this year a session dedicated to advancing career opportunities of Latinas in computing will be held. Six distinguished women who positively impact the Latino community will explore strategies to eliminate the opportunities gap affecting the community. They will also cover the impact on Latina students’ career satisfaction and on exploring opportunities after graduation.
Invited Technical Talk: Neurons to Silicon: Implantable Processor Design
Location: Narcissus and Orange Blossom
Presenter: Teresa H. Meng
Each year hundreds of thousands of people suffer from neurological injuries and disorders, resulting in the permanent loss of motor function or even the ability to communicate. Several research groups around the world have now demonstrated that monkeys and humans can learn to move computer cursors and robotic arms to various target locations simply by activating neural populations in the brain without actually performing the arm movements, thereby affording the opportunity to translate the neural signals directly into desired movement commands. In this talk, we propose an integrated silicon implant technology that combines research on cortical electrophysiology, algorithms and circuit design to achieve high levels of neural prosthetic performance while minimizing implant power consumption. State-of-the-art developments in the field of bio-implant technology will be discussed in this talk, along with the opportunities for future innovations.