ACM Board


President


Hi everyone! I’m Michelle and I’m a sophomore computer science and engineering major from Fremont, CA. I got interested in computer science after watching some YouTube tutorials in my sophomore year of high school and I’ve loved it ever since. Some other things about me are that I enjoy reading, playing volleyball, and I’m trying to learn how to bake. Some fields that I’m interested in are cybersecurity and computer vision. I love meeting new people and I can’t wait to meet all of you, so don’t hesitate to reach out and say hi!



Vice President


Hi All! I’m Will, and I’m a Junior 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.



Secretary


Hello! I am currently a Junior 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!



Treasurer


Hi! I'm Tim. I'm a Sophomore studying Computer Science and Engineering from Chicagoland. I've taught computer science to kids for over 3 years now and believe it has made me more empathetic and patient. Outside of ACM I'm an active member of Alpha Kappa Psi, Santa Clara Consulting, and Acts 2 Christian Fellowship. One day I hope to work in the intersection between tech and business. I value curiosity and believe experiences make life worth living. In my spare time, I enjoy working on coding projects, reading, and eating breakfast food for just about any meal of the day.



Webmaster


I'm Kevin Rooney, a Sophomore Computer Science major born and raised in Silicon Valley. My passion for Computer Science stems from my love for gaming, and so I learned coding at a young age in an attempt to build a video game. I enjoy doing full-stack and application development, and I am currently running a startup company with a team of other developers! I'm always looking for something interesting to learn, and hope to one day put my knowledge to good use in industry. I love meeting new, interesting people, so don't be afraid to reach out and say hi!



Workshop Coordinator


Hi everyone! I'm Stephen Mistele. I love meeting new people, so feel free to reach out and connect anytime! I'm currently working on a small startup called Panterix that ranks roads based on how dangerous they are, as well as a game in Unity and my personal portfolio site. The only thing I love more than programming is helping others learn the craft, so if you have any technical questions regarding website development, cloud computing, or APIs, hit me up!



Outreach Coordinator


Hello! My name is Jodi Chui, and I am a sophomore computer science major from Hillsborough, CA. My passion for computer science started when I coded calculators at a summer camp in 8th grade for the first time. Since then, I have been taking cs courses in school and love it. I am interested in artificial intelligence and cybersecurity but am still exploring other fields. You can typically find me golfing, playing tennis, badminton, or just outdoors during my free time. I also enjoy cooking and baking with my friends. Feel free to contact me about anything, and I can’t wait to meet you all!



Hackathon Coordinator


Hello ACMers! I'm a Junior studying Computer Science and Engineering from Mauritius. My passion for programming originates from high school, where I started teaching myself some programming through YouTube tutorials. During my spare time, I enjoy learning about new technologies and working on side projects. My current interest lies in machine learning and cryptocurrency, but I also enjoy learning about cybersecurity. I'm looking forward to being this year's Hackathon Coordinator and I hope to see you all there! I always enjoy meeting new people so don't hesitate to say hi, whether in person or online!



BroncoSec Coordinator


Hi All! I’m Casey, and I am super excited to be the BroncoSec president this year! I am a Senior Computer Science major from San Jose, CA. Cybersecurity is my main passion, and I especially enjoy solving tough challenges during capture the flag competitions. I also love learning more about other topics like computer networks, IoT, and AI. When away from my computer, you can often find me working on 3D printing projects, playing beach volleyball outside of Malley, or at Schott Stadium, where I am a student manager for the baseball team. Please feel free to reach out if you have questions, suggestions, or even just want to chat. I hope to see you all at BroncoSec events this year!



ACM-W Board

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President


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!



Vice President


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!



Secretary


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!



Treasurer


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!



Hackathon Coordinator


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.



Underclassmen Representative


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!



Underclassmen Representative


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!



Chapter Advisor


ACM Advisor


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.



ACM-W Advisor


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.



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