“WiCAS Careers in Multi-disciplinary Research fields”
- Thursday, November, 28th -
WiCAS 2019 Best Paper Award
WiCAS at ICECS2019 invites submitted contributions to join the Best WiCAS paper Award competition.
Important condition: the first Author & presenter of the paper must be a woman.
Deadline to apply: November, 7th
The winner will be announced during the conference awards ceremony.
The WiCAS Event will be held on November, 28th and includes two invited technical talks from both academy and industry, followed by a WiCAS Coffee break:
(1) WiCAS Session, Time: 13:30 – 15:00, Room: LIBECCIO
Talk 1: “Fail Fast and Iterate - a Personal and Technical Journey”
Jutta Williams, Senior Program Manager at Facebook AI Infrastructure, USA
Talk 2: “Multi-disciplinarity, synergies and experimental activity: great opportunities for CAS”
Sonia Leva, Full Professor at Politecnico di Milano, Italy
(2) “WiCaffè” - WiCAS Coffee break, Time: 15:00 – 15:30, Room: LIBECCIO
According to the limited space, all participants are required to register their name by using the form available HERE
SENIOR PROGRAM MANAGER AT FACEBOOK AI INFRASTRUCTURE
MOUNTAIN VIEW, CALIFORNIA, USA
“FAIL FAST AND ITERATE - A PERSONAL AND TECHNICAL JOURNEY”
Abstract: This talk explores the advancements being made in the area of design, capacity, and performance for large neural networks supporting AI and AR with an emphasis on the contributions being made by extraordinary women. A few laughs - a few thought provoking stories of how technical and personal journeys led to failure and success. This talk will hopefully inspire your heart and mind to embrace the technical and personal challenges of working in highly technical fields.
Jutta Williams is a Senior Program Manager for Facebook Artificial Intelligence (AI) Infrastructure. Her current work focuses on how delivering safety and privacy enhancements to the technical infrastructure that supports AI, Machine Learning (ML) and Augmented Reality (AR) while still maintaining the improvement of ML tasks. She has previously worked as a regulatory lead for Google Health, as a Chief Privacy, Security and Compliance Officer for hospital systems, and was a product manager on crypto systems programs. She graduated with Highest distinction from Canegie Mellon University with a Master’s of Science in Information Security, Policy, and Management thanks to a scholarship from Women in Technology foundation. Ms. Williams is passionate about supporting women in the sciences. She lives outside of Boulder, Colorado, is married with two dogs (beagles), is an avid painter.
PROFESSOR AND HEAD
POLITECNICO DI MILANO, ITALY
“MULTI-DISCIPLINARITY, SYNERGIES AND EXPERIMENTAL ACTIVITY: GREAT OPPORTUNITIES FOR CAS”
Abstract: How can you manage CAS and energy at the same time? A possible recipe is to assemble a multi-disciplinary team, and to build a laboratory where you can experimentally verify methods, algorithms and devices: this is like a magnet that allows you to attract resources and economic contributions, able to favor and speed up research activities and academic careers. Is it really so simple? Obviously not, but there are no significant "barriers": synergies among different approaches (and a bit of luck) will help to overcome them.
Sonia Leva is Full Professor of Electrical Engineering-Circuit Theory at Politecnico di Milano, Italy, where she has been working since 1999. Her activity of scientific research is mainly focused on renewable energy sources modelling, analysis and power output forecasting, microgrid design and optimization, with particular attention to storage systems and Vehicles to Grid (V2G) design and optimization. She is coordinator of some research projects with Politecnico di Milano and Private or Public Companies and international Research Groups. Prof. Sonia Leva has given invited presentations in Mexico, Spain, Israel and Italy and she has been Visiting Professor at Tongji University, Shanghai, China, in 2010 and in 2012. She is founder and coordinator of the SolarTechLab and Laboratory of Microgrids at the Department of Energy, Politecnico di Milano, which involve more than 20 researchers in the field of energetic-, electric-, and mechanics-engineering.
WiCAS CHAIRS @ ICECS2019:
Elena Blockina, University College Dublin, Ireland
Giulia Di Capua, University of Salerno, Italy
Zeinab Hijazi, Lebanese International University, Lebanon and University of Genoa, Italy
For any questions about the WiCAS Events or the Best WiCAS Award, please contact the WiCAS Chairs at