I am a senior Computer Science and Mathematics Double Major from Reno, NV. Last summer I interned at Atlassian and the year before at Marvel Semiconductor. Some of my interests are: teaching and mentorship, trying to read through my backlog of books, and playing video/board games. I am excited to see ACM grow both as a professional organization and as a community. I am also always excited to talk about programming and see what others are working on. Feel free to reach out and I hope to see you at ACM events this year!
Hi! I’m Michelle and I’m a sophmore computer science and engineering major from Fremont. I enjoy reading, painting, drawing, playing volleyball, and meeting new people. I first got interested in computer science in my sophomore year of high school when I learned Java through YouTube tutorials. Some areas that I think are really cool are artificial intelligence, cyber security, and computer vision. I can’t wait to go to all the events and meet everyone, so if you see me say hi!
Hello! I am currently a sophomore majoring in computer science and minoring in math from Taipei, Taiwan! I am interested in machine learning & the AI field in general and plan to pursue it in the future. Aside from programming, I like to play tennis, game, cook and eat. I am looking forward to meeting and working with all of you! Feel free to reach out if you have any questions!
Hi everyone, my name is Luke Poltorak, from Philadelphia, PA. I am a sophmore here at Santa Clara, studying Computer Science and Mathematics. I have long had a passion for tinkering with electronics, mostly old laptops and retro game consoles. My real area of expertise is within the field of robotics, having started and ran my high school's only robotics club. Outside of the world of computers, you can find me playing games like GTA, gorging on Korean barbecue, or working on productions in Mayer theatre's sound booth. As one of your ACM underclassmen representatives, I am looking forward to hearing all of your feedback and reaching all our goals together!
I'm Stephen Mistele, a Sophmore Computer Science major from Seattle. You might see going on runs around campus, or playing basketball with friends. I enjoy working on side projects involving machine learning, and currently I'm working with a team to develop a program that ranks roads by safety. I'm always down for a board game, and despite being unusually tall, I'm pretty friendly. Feel free to say hi if you see me around!
Hello everyone! My name is Uma and I am a junior studying computer engineering from Palo Alto. This is my second year on the ACM board. I love working with cloud services, and have built many projects with AWS. I also have experience with full stack web development. I love meeting all ACMers, so please don't hesitate to reach out!
Hi All! I’m Will, and I’m a sophomore Computer Science Engineering student from Pasadena, CA. My passion for computer science started with summer camps during middle school, and then really grew during my time on my high school robotics team. I greatly enjoy learning about machine learning and I want to learn more about cybersecurity. Outside of school, I find myself watching educational youtube videos, writing “prankware”, or learning to skateboard. I am always excited to talk with people, so don’t be afraid to say hi.
Hey ACMers! I'm currently a senior studying Computer Science from San Jose. In general, I like to do cool things with good people! This can range from learning more about IoT or analyzing ethical issues in tech with my peers, to crafting something at the SCU Maker Space or baking cream puffs with my friends. Overall, I'm super excited to serve as your Hackathon Coordinator this year(you all should go to H4H!!) and to further explore and build upon my passions with you all! Feel free to contact me about anything and everything!
Hey ACMers, I’m Kade. This year I will be a Junior Computer Science and Engineering major with a minor in Mathematics. My main passion is cybersecurity, but I also like messing around with servers, databases, and low-level computing. I had a lot of fun this last summer reverse engineering and categorizing malware at Proofpoint. Outside of the computer lab, you can usually find me playing pickup soccer around campus or hanging out on the first floor of Swig (where I am a CF!). If you ever want to talk about cybersecurity or other developments in the industry, don't hesitate to hit me up on the ACM Slack channel or talk to me in person at our meetings!
Hello, my name is Jodi Chui. I am a freshman studying computer science. You can typically find me playing golf, tennis, or badminton. I also LOVE traveling (either somewhere with a beach or Asia). Fun fact: durian is my favorite fruit.
Hi everyone! I am a sophomore majoring in Computer Science and Engineering. I'm from Mauritius and a fun fact about me is that I speak two languages: English and French. I'm going to be the Underclassman Representative for the year 2020-2021 and I look forward to getting to know all of you!
Hello! I am a junior majoring in Computer Science and Engineering and minoring in Entrepreneurship. I was catapulted into technology and the world of Computer Science at the age of 4. Other than my love for learning and exploring all things technology related, I absolutely love dancing and have learned and trained in various genres of dance from Ballet to an Indian Classical Dance (Bharatanatyam). I also love traveling, playing cards, and playing the keyboard. Along with ACM-W, I am also one of the Event Coordinators for SWE, the Society of Women Engineers. I am super excited to be the President of ACM-W and hope to help and encourage all women in STEM. Feel free to reach out to me for anything and I am more than happy to help. I can’t wait to see you all on campus or at events!
Hey there! My name is Stephanie and I’m a junior Computer Science and Engineering major from San Jose. I decided to pursue computer science because technology has applications in every field and can have a far-reaching positive impact. I’m particularly interested in storytelling through technology and was a front-end engineering intern at The New York Times this summer. Outside of class, I am a Tour Guide for the School of Engineering and I love all things related to nature and the arts. You can usually find me hiking, cloud-spotting, drawing, watching films, or playing the violin/ukulele/piano. I’m excited to build the ACM-W community this year and bring students closer to their career goals. Feel free to reach out—I look forward to meeting you all!
Hello! I'm a junior Computer Science & Engineering major and Math minor from Redmond, Washington. In 8th grade, I discovered that I could program my calculator to do my algebra homework for me, and thus began my journey in computer science. For the past two summers, I have interned at Amazon, and in my senior year of high school, I interned with the Human-Centered Design & Engineering department at the University of Washington. I am also a Peer Advisor for the School of Engineering. When I’m not dying from midterms or napping, I love playing badminton, drawing, and playing piano/ukulele. I’m also a big fan of sunsets, stars, and nature when it doesn’t involve physical activity. I'm looking forward to getting to know all of you, and feel free to reach out to me at any time!
Hey there! My name is Kateri Reape, and I'm from San Diego. I'm a sophomore double majoring in Computer Science and Studio Arts. I love playing video games, board games, and D&D; some of my other interests include acting, drawing, reading, watching way too many Disney movies, and having multiple existential crises a week. While I'm interested in many different fields within computer science, I am especially excited about computer graphics and animation software engineering. I like meeting new people, so go ahead and say hi to me if you see me! Or don't, that's okay too. Whatever floats your boat.
Internal Event Coordinator
Heya! My name is Rosaura Hernandez Roman (you can just call me Rosie), I’m a sophomore, and my major is Computer Science & Engineering. I’m from East Side San Jose, CA. I became interested in Computer Science through Girls Who Code during the 2018 summer at Adobe. In my free time I’m either playing pool or watching animal videos. I’m a huge dog person so if there’s ever a dog on campus feel free to send me a picture because I will certainly be on my way to pet them. I’m super honored to be one of the Event Coordinators and I promise to work hard. I can’t wait to spend time and make friendships with the wonderful people in our club!
External Event Coordinator
Hey! My name is Vrinda and I am a junior Computer Science major, minoring in MIS. When I'm not busy trying to debug my code, you can catch me dancing away with my friends, baking in the kitchen, or binge-watching a new series! I am super interested in security - so come talk to me and maybe we can hack something together? I am excited to be on the board of ACM-W and hope to help organize some fun events that strengthen our community and encourage women in STEM. So feel free to reach out to me if you have any questions, ideas, or just want to talk. I can't wait to meet you all!
Hi! My name is Shivangi and I am a junior studying Computer Science and Engineering. My primary goals for the future involve traveling around the world and identifying issues in underserved global communities. As an engineer, I aspire to take those experiences and create technology to benefit specific global communities. Besides CSE, I am passionate about dance. I am always looking to learn new styles and forms, but I have the most fun when I am just vibing to the music. If you have any questions or want to get boba/coffee, please reach out! I am stoked to be next year’s hackathon coordinator for ACM-W and get to know everyone.
Hey! My name is Kamya Krishnan and I am a freshman computer science and engineering major. When I was a junior in high school, my mom encouraged me to try out a computer science course. After taking it, I realized that I really enjoyed coming up with solutions to problems through coding. I decided to pursue a degree in computer science and engineering because I believe that there are so many problems that can be solved in our world with a background in technology. Besides technology, I am passionate about singing Indian classical music and I also love working out. Sunsets are like my favorite thing ever so I am always ready to go watch one :) Also, going to Safeway just to get a slice of chocolate cake is a ritual for me. I am excited to be part of ACM-W this year and so excited to get to know everyone!
Howdy! I'm a Freshman studying Computer Science from Dallas, Texas. My passion for computer science stems from my obsession with brain teasers and puzzles. I'm addicted to the feeling you get when you finally figure out a solution, similar to the one where your code successfully runs! This past summer, I studied algorithm efficiency, and although I loved this, I can't wait to explore other areas of CS. In my free time, I enjoy gardening, running, and watching horror movies with friends. I'm so excited to be a part of ACM-W and explore our potential in tech as a community. Feel free to reach out if you want to be friends, work together, or simply have any questions. I look forward to meeting all of you!
Prof. Yi Fang is an assistant professor in the Department of Computer Engineering who specializes in Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence. You can read more about his research here. He received his Ph.D. in computer science at Purdue University. He was awarded both Teacher of the Year and Researcher of the Year in 2017.
Dr. Silvia Figueira
Dr. Silvia Figueira received her B.S. and M.S. degrees in Computer Science from the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ), Brazil, and her Ph.D. degree also in Computer Science from the University of California, San Diego. Currently, she is an Associate Professor of Computer Engineering at Santa Clara University. Her research is in the area of performance evaluation and prediction, recently with a focus on energy efficiency. She is also the director of the SCU Frugal Innovation Hub, in which she leads the Mobile Lab and advises students working on mobile applications for under-served communities and emerging markets. She has published over 70 papers and has established several collaborations with both companies in Silicon Valley and social entrepreneurs in the United States and abroad.