Veloso, CMU Play Major Role at Grace Hopper Celebration
Carnegie Mellon women in computing are furthering innovation across the globe, as evidenced when they joined with women technologists from around the globe at the annual Grace Hopper Celebration (GHC) of Women in Computing Conference, Oct. 14–16 in Houston.
CMU’s Herbert A. Simon University Professor of Computer Science Manuela Veloso, who personifies this year's theme, "Our Time to Lead," gave a keynote speech to 12,000 people in attendance. CMU, a strong supporter of women in technology and a Hopper conference sponsor, had a number of additional participants at this year's event, including students and faculty from CMU-Qatar, CMU-Rwanda and CMU-Silicon Valley, as well as the College of Engineering and the Heinz College.
The Hopper event is the world's largest conference for women in computing. It is co-presented by the Anita Borg Institute for Women and Technology (ABI), a non-profit that reaches 65 countries, and the Association for Computing Machinery.
"CMU has a long tradition and an outstanding record of supporting women in computer science," said Veloso, whose talks focused on her research, which spans artificial intelligence and robotics.
"The Grace Hopper Conference is a unique event that brings together women in computer science at multiple stages, from undergraduate students to any level of advanced career," she continued. "These interactions are quite important both for networking and providing role models."