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february 2023

24feb1:00 pm3:00 pmACM-W/ACM STUDENT CHAPTER LEADERSHIP SUMMITA special session for our ACM-W/ACM Student Chapter Leaders

Time

(Friday) 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Location

Wildflower

24feb1:00 pm7:00 pmRegistrationReceive welcome package, room assignments, and conference material

Time

(Friday) 1:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Location

Willows Pathway

24feb1:00 pm3:00 pmWelcome ReceptionSnacks and networking as we assemble to start our 2023 Celebration

Time

(Friday) 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Location

North Hall

24feb3:00 pm3:30 pmWelcome & IntroductionsGreetings from our 2023 Conference Chair and introduction to the celebration

Event Details

Who: Ashley Kline-Tozzi

Time

(Friday) 3:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Location

North Hall

24feb3:30 pm4:30 pmKeynote: Fork() theRules /* Make Them Better */Bettina Bair

Event Details

Climate change. Global pandemic. Global recession. Wars in the Middle East, Africa, and Ukraine. Racism, sexism, terrorism, extremism. The news is terrible. With so much going wrong, is there anything to give us hope? Yes, it’s ACM-W Celebrations, and one of the best is OCWiC, a celebration that has been (more or less) continuously operating since 2005. What makes ACMW Celebrations unique and effective? And how can we learn from the growth and success of OCWiC to create a more hopeful, peaceful and equitable future?
In this talk, I will share my journey from college student to keynote speaker and invite you to join me in saying: “fork() /* the rules */” Let’s make something better!

Time

(Friday) 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Location

North Hall

24feb4:30 pm4:50 pmWhat Can I Do with a CS/SE/IS DegreeMalavika Melkote & Annelise Trout – Owens Corning

Event Details

Many students question “what comes next” about starting their journey in computing.  They can code just fine but haven’t yet found their “why” for doing all this hard work.  This presentation will get students excited about all the possibilities in this career. 

Time

(Friday) 4:30 pm - 4:50 pm

Location

North Hall

24feb4:50 pm5:50 pmPanel ConversationEnjoy a conversation with our Industry and Academic sponsors.

Time

(Friday) 4:50 pm - 5:50 pm

Location

North Hall

24feb5:50 pm6:00 pmPoster Instructions & Evening Agenda

Time

(Friday) 5:50 pm - 6:00 pm

Location

North Hall

24feb6:30 pm7:15 pmPoster SessionPresentations from students on recent technology projects.

Time

(Friday) 6:30 pm - 7:15 pm

Location

Willows Pathway

24feb7:15 pm8:15 pmDinnerBanquet style meal and beverages

Time

(Friday) 7:15 pm - 8:15 pm

Location

South Hall

24feb8:15 pm9:00 pmIntroduction to Text Mining in PythonMerilys Huhn

Event Details

From customer reviews, to doctor’s notes, to legal memos, most organizations have unstructured text data. We can use natural language processing (NLP) to understand and interpret this data, adding structure where none existed before. In this interactive workshop, we will learn about text mining in the Python programming language. We will clean the text data with preprocessing techniques, use regular expressions for pattern matching, add structure to the data with parts-of-speech tagging and entity recognition, and understand the emotional content of text using sentiment analysis.

Time

(Friday) 8:15 pm - 9:00 pm

Location

Daylily

24feb8:15 pm9:50 pmResume ReviewScheduled appointments for 1-on-1 resume review with industry representative

Time

(Friday) 8:15 pm - 9:50 pm

Location

Willows Pathway

24feb8:15 pm9:00 pmInspiring Future Generations of Computer Scientists with Fun ActivitiesStephany Coffman-Wolph

Event Details

This Birds-of-a-Feather (BoF) Session will cover some of these outreach activities, life lessons I have learned, and how I have integrated this into my career journey. Additionally, attendees will hear from current ONU students who also participate in outreach and have assisted me in demonstrating some of these activities. The exercises do not require a computer, use inexpensive, everyday materials, and are geared towards introducing third through eighth-grade students to a variety of CS concepts, including (1) binary numbers, (2) Caesar Cipher, (3) Book Cipher, (4) algorithm writing, (5) message transmission, (6) computer networking/topology, and (7) computer security. Each activity is paired with an inspiring woman from computer science and recommended books for further reading [9].

Time

(Friday) 8:15 pm - 9:00 pm

Location

Iris

24feb8:15 pm9:00 pmConnecting to the Community: Getting Involved with Professional Organizations in CollegeEva Bradshaw

Event Details

Students in college have opportunities to be involved in professional organizations like ACM-W, SWE, and NCWIT’s Aspirations in Computing community. Trying out this type of involvement provides students with leadership opportunities that can improve their workforce skills and widen their networks. This session will be a panel of representatives from various professional organizations that will share how being involved has impacted their CS career journeys.

Time

(Friday) 8:15 pm - 9:00 pm

Location

Lotus

24feb8:15 pm9:00 pmStorytelling you work - A workshop for developing research postersGoonmeet Kaur Bajaj & Kawthar Shafie-Khorassani

Event Details

Presenting and sharing your work is a crucial part of the research. Knowing how to share your research makes it easier to communicate its importance and network to gain new collaborators. In this workshop, we focus on explaining the how, what, and why of presenting research posters. We outline the different components of a research poster and provide examples. We plan to end the workshop with a group activity where participants can critique provided posters to help understand how to develop better posters. The goal of the workshop is to encourage students to share and publicize their work in hopes of increasing participation at conferences like OCWIC.

Time

(Friday) 8:15 pm - 9:00 pm

Location

Orchid

24feb9:05 pm9:50 pmBoard Gaming with User Experience ConceptsKeith Instone

Event Details

Attendees will play board games that reflect various aspects of being a user experience practitioner in industry. They will have fun and learn about role-playing, requirements management, information architecture, design systems, strategy, and more.

Time

(Friday) 9:05 pm - 9:50 pm

Location

Daylily

24feb9:05 pm9:50 pmInterviewing With ConfidenceKatherine Papcun

Event Details

Everyone knows that the first step to landing a job is the interview. But interviews are intimidating! Join Kat Papcun, Engineering Team Lead at MIM Software Inc for a frank discussion about the technical interview process. Kat will start with the basics of what interviews are – and what they aren’t. She’ll walk you through the basic parts of a technical interview, including introductions and resume review, leetcode problems, and behavioral questions. She’ll provide tips on how to approach each section with confidence, and address some common issues and how to avoid them. Finally, she’ll provide some thoughtful questions to ask your interviewers to show that you’re interviewing them just as much as they’re interviewing you.

Time

(Friday) 9:05 pm - 9:50 pm

Location

Lotus

24feb9:05 pm9:50 pmBuild Your Way to SuccessJulia Shumulinsky

Event Details

There’s more than one way to design and build a career. Explore ways to build your own plan for success and how to follow through with it.
• Start with a blueprint: Have a plan for where you want to go.
• Prepare with a strong foundation: There are great benefits to having broad knowledge bases.
• What’s a wet wall?: Understand standards the efficiencies they can provide.
• How many bathrooms do I need?: Determine your needs and desires. What’s critical for you, and what’s just a nice to have?
• Contractors can help: You’re not alone! Reach out to your network and mentors for support and guidance along the way.
• Remodeling: The needs of a 25-year-old may be different than the needs of a 55-year-old. The same is true of blueprints, buildings, and careers.
• Keys to entrance: There may be obstacles in your way, but you control how you deal with them.
Build your own way to success!

Time

(Friday) 9:05 pm - 9:50 pm

Location

Orchid

24feb10:00 pm11:59 pmPartySnacks, drinks, dancing, activities, and more! Join us to unwind and celebrate

Time

(Friday) 10:00 pm - 11:59 pm

Location

South Hall

25feb8:00 am9:00 amBreakfastBanquet style meal and beverages

Time

(Saturday) 8:00 am - 9:00 am

Location

South Hall

25feb8:00 am12:00 pmRegistrationReceive welcome package and conference material

Time

(Saturday) 8:00 am - 12:00 pm

Location

Willows Pathway

25feb9:00 am9:20 amNature Inspired Computing for Optimizing Deep LearningDevinder Kaur

Event Details

This talk will focus on characteristics of Deep neural networks versus Shallow Neural Networks and the role of various natural computing algorithms to optimize the architecture of deep neural networks with respect to image, video, natural language processing and time series analysis. The talk will highlight a variety of nature inspired computing algorithms, such as genetic algorithms, particle swarm optimization, Immunocomputing, grey wolf algorithm, cuckoo search algorithm to optimize the architecture of deep networks and will analyze the improvement in enhancement against the various performance metrics.

Time

(Saturday) 9:00 am - 9:20 am

Location

Orchid

25feb9:00 am9:20 amExploration of Data Science: Autonomous Driving and Biomedical MiningShuteng Niu & Qing Tian

Event Details

The emerging and fast-growing field of Data Science is impacting our lives. Supported by technologies, Data Science has been advancing and helping many real-world applications. In this talk, we first give a comprehensive overview of Data Science with current challenges and opportunities. And then, we present our efforts in Data-Driven Autonomous Driving and Biomedical Data Mining.

Time

(Saturday) 9:00 am - 9:20 am

Location

Daylily

25feb9:00 am9:20 amHelping Companies See Business ValueKathleen Lewarchick

Event Details

This session will explain the changing dynamics of B2B, how to create business value with digital commerce, and showcase examples of top companies who are implementing technology solutions with success. Particular attention will be paid to the role women play in fostering a culture of strategic collaboration to help their organizations lead. Whether you are a developer or a seasoned business leader, you will walk away with insights around how technology is being applied in B2B that rivals B2C experiences.

Time

(Saturday) 9:00 am - 9:20 am

Location

Lotus/Iris

25feb9:25 am9:45 amData Mining in the Internet of Things (IoT)Samia Tasnim

Event Details

Internet of things (IoT) allows people and things to be connected anytime, anywhere with anything. With the advent of better wireless technology and an increase in smartphone usage, a new mode of data collection (a.k.a. mobile IoT) has emerged.
Nowadays, smartphones are equipped with different types of sensors. As a result, people can easily participate in the sensing of their surroundings. Mobile IoT has several practical applications: air quality monitoring, traffic monitoring, reporting from disaster situations, and environment monitoring. These applications are usually open to the public and receive sensor data from multiple participants, which influences the reduction of data sparsity at lower costs in comparison with traditional sensor networks. However, IoT sensor data is error-prone due to a number of reasons: sensors may be deployed in hazardous environments, may deplete their energy resources, have mechanical faults, or maybe become the targets of malicious attacks by adversaries. Hence, it is crucial to predict those missing or imprecise data values from the correlated data streams. In this talk, I will present my research that aims at developing real-time analysis models, best suitable for mobile environments for enhancing data accuracy and integrity. Moreover, I will discuss different real-life applications of IoT.

Time

(Saturday) 9:25 am - 9:45 am

Location

Orchid

25feb9:25 am9:45 amThe Joy of FailureNivi Engineer

Event Details

There is so much focus on succeeding that we forget that it’s okay to fail. Failure has such a negative stigma that it’s avoided at all costs. In this talk, Nivi Engineer discusses how she has embraced the wonders that failure has taught her and imparts wisdom on how you, too, can celebrate the Joy of Failure.

Time

(Saturday) 9:25 am - 9:45 am

Location

Lotus/Iris

25feb9:25 am9:45 amIntroducing the Field of Digital ForensicsRuinian Li & Sankardas Roy

Event Details

Digital forensics (DF) is about doing investigation on a computer-related crime scene. In particular, DF focuses on reconstructing past events that involved computers, communication devices and the likes. The demand for DF practitioners has been skyrocketing in recent years and is expected to rise further in the coming years. The government sector as well as the private sector desperately need to build a robust workforce of DF professionals. In our talk, we will introduce a few important topics of DF for those who are not familiar with the field, aiming to stimulate their interest. Specifically, we will discuss how the “forensics” work in the world of computers, networks, and smart phones.

Time

(Saturday) 9:25 am - 9:45 am

Location

Daylily

25feb10:00 am10:10 amA Comparison of AutoML Hyperparameter Optimization Tools For Tabular DataPrativa Pokhrel & Alina Lazar

Event Details

The performance of machine learning (ML) methods, including deep learning, for classification and regression tasks applied to tabular datasets is sensitive to hyperparameters values. Tuning these hyperparameters plays an integral part in improving the prediction accuracy of a machine learning algorithm as well as the model selection. Manually searching for the best configuration is a tedious task and many AutoML (Automated Machine Learning) frameworks have been proposed recently to help practitioners solve this problem. Hyperparameters are defined as the values or configurations used to control the behavior of the algorithm while building the model. Hyperparameter optimization is the guided process of finding the best combination of hyperparameters that delivers the best performance on the data and task at hand in a reasonable amount of time. In this work, we evaluate multiple AutoML hyperparameter optimization frameworks on several tabular datasets to identify the best framework among them for tabular data.

Time

(Saturday) 10:00 am - 10:10 am

Location

Lotus/Iris

25feb10:00 am10:10 amContextual Cryptocurrency Price PredictionRupal Dubey

Event Details

In today’s economic market, the determination to purchase or trade cryptocurrency is an exciting challenge encountered by day traders. The prices of cryptocurrencies depend on technical progress, internal contest, market intimidation, financial problems, safety issues, political elements, etc. Therefore, their increased volatility guides the great possibility of high profit if intelligent inventing methods are taken. Unfortunately, compared to conventional financial projections like stock market predictions, cryptocurrencies are relatively unpredictable because they lack indexes. In the past, the research community only considered cryptocurrencies for predicting crypto prices. In this work, we are taking other stocks, i.e., Gasoline, Oil, Gold, Silver, and all Big IT firms, along with the ten cryptocurrencies, into our consideration for predicting the crypto prices.

Time

(Saturday) 10:00 am - 10:10 am

Location

Daylily

25feb10:00 am10:10 amA Comprehensive Review on Pervasive Healthcare Internet of ThingsKim Anh Phung

Event Details

Thanks to the proliferation of the Internet of Things (IoT), pervasive healthcare is gaining popularity day by day as it offers health support to patients irrespective of their location. In emergency medical situations, medical aid can be sent quickly. Though not yet standardized, this research direction, healthcare Internet of Things (H-IoT), attracts the attention of the research community, both academia and industry. In this talk, I will present a comprehensive review of pervasive computing H-IoT. In particular, I will introduce (1) applications, (2) key components, their roles and connections in pervasive H-IoT.

Time

(Saturday) 10:00 am - 10:10 am

Location

Orchid

25feb10:15 am10:25 amUnderstanding Mimicry in Heliconius Butterflies from Images using MLReshma Ramesh Babu

Event Details

A common point of contact between biology and computer science uses machine learning (ML) and computer vision to classify species. We focus on understanding Mullerian mimicry in Heliconius butterflies and what aspects of phenotypes make pairs of co-mimic butterflies look similar to predators. To answer this question, we use Machine Learning approaches to analyze images of butterflies to assess similarities and differences among mimic pairs. Specifically, we use a convolutional neural network that uses triplet loss to create a latent embedding space, with different variations of the triplet chosen across species and co-mimic pairs. Pairwise comparisons across subspecies show that traditionally hypothesized co-mimics are significantly closer to each other in the embedding than are other subspecies pairs, indicating that there is indeed detectable information on the similarity of the co-mimics. This shows that we can discover and characterize differences that distinguish one subspecies from another. The next step is identifying the features that make the co-mimics look similar to predators.

Time

(Saturday) 10:15 am - 10:25 am

Location

Lotus/Iris

25feb10:15 am10:25 amUsing IoT to Measure Air QualityJulia Gersey

Event Details

This presentation will discuss findings previously presented as a poster at ACM SenSys 2022. By deploying IoT Air Quality sensors, we can provide real-time and fine-grained air quality data. We share our findings from testing in a controlled lab environment, deploying in an urban environment, and an enclosure for future deployments. For locations less than 4 miles apart, there is a significant difference in air quality, supporting the need for fine-grained air quality sensing to provide communities with more accurate air quality da

Time

(Saturday) 10:15 am - 10:25 am

Location

Orchid

25feb10:15 am10:25 amCan Ranked Order Voting in Elections Really be Fair?Laine Rumreich

Event Details

A few states, including Maryland and Alaska, switched their election system to use ranked choice voting in the last few years. This allows voters to rank their preferences, meaning they can vote for several candidates, in rank order, whom they support. This also allows voters to include their true first-choice candidate without feeling like they might be “wasting” their vote on an unpopular candidate. However, in social choice theory, the paradoxical result of Arrow’s Impossibility Lemma states that given three reasonable constraints, there is no possible algorithm to compile voter preferences into a single social choice in a ranked order voting system. This short talk will discuss Arrow’s Impossibility result and the surprising connections between it, combinatorial topology, and distributed algorithms. This work is based on recent results in the field of distributed computing that use topology to re-frame complicated algebraic proofs into more intuitive solutions.

Time

(Saturday) 10:15 am - 10:25 am

Location

Daylily

25feb10:30 am10:40 amDesign of a Mixed Reality-based Immersive Virtual Environment System for Social Interaction and Behavioral Studies.Sophia Matar

Event Details

A publication for a proposed concept that provides the structure for a physical space where users can interact with the shared mixed reality environment, an environment projected to help create the collaborative aspect in this project without any wearable devices. In this publication, we presented the developed system, implemented four-dimensional interactions, and demonstrated the feasibility of the structured experience we have created.

Time

(Saturday) 10:30 am - 10:40 am

Location

Lotus/Iris

25feb10:30 am10:40 amRe-Imagining Oregon Trail from a Women’s PerspectiveMia Prasinos, Stephany Coffman-Wolph, & John Estell

Event Details

The retro 80s game, Oregon Trail, taught and inspired a generation about a significant historical event in the United States – the beginning of westward expansion [1]. The game has achieved almost cult-like status, but this does not exclude the game from flaws concerning the lack of representation and other DEI issues. This project will focus on one vein of DEI – the representation and voices of women on the Oregon Trail. This focus was selected as it would be of particular interest to our current students, one of the faculty members on the project, and the female student on the project. As stated, the current short-term goal is to focus on the voice of women in the Oregon Trail experience.

Time

(Saturday) 10:30 am - 10:40 am

Location

Daylily

25feb10:30 am10:40 amApplications for Autonomous Unmanned Aerial VehiclesJenna Kline

Event Details

Land-use policies driven by precise, real-time, and holistic maps can improve food security, mitigate the effects of climate change, and support resilient ecosystems. My research focuses on building innovative, new software applications to improve land-use policies using autonomous, unmanned aerial vehicles (AUAVs), called software-defined cartography (SDC). AUAVs use software to decide where to fly, when to collect data, and when to end a mission without humans in the loop, enabling them to map vast areas quickly and affordably. I am currently working on building SDC applications for use-cases in digital agriculture, resilient forestry, and animal ecology. I plan to use this talk to present on this exciting, interdisciplinary area of AUAV and edge computing research.

Time

(Saturday) 10:30 am - 10:40 am

Location

Orchid

25feb10:45 am10:55 amDoctor Consultation-Inspired Model for Medical Image AnalysisKim Anh Phung

Event Details

The application of chest X-ray imaging for early disease screening is attracting interest from the computer vision and deep learning community. To date, various deep learning models have been applied in X-ray image analysis. However, models perform inconsistently depending on the dataset. In this work, we consider each individual model as a medical doctor. We then propose a doctor consultation-inspired method that fuses multiple models. In particular, we consider both early and late fusion mechanisms for consultation. The early fusion mechanism combines the deep learned features from multiple models, whereas the late fusion method combines the confidence scores of all individual models. Experiments on two X-ray imaging datasets demonstrate the superiority of the proposed method relative to baseline. The experimental results also show that early consultation consistently outperforms the late consultation mechanism in both benchmark datasets. In particular, the early doctor consultation-inspired model outperforms all individual models by a large margin of accuracy in the UIT COVID-19 and chest X-ray datasets, respectively.

Time

(Saturday) 10:45 am - 10:55 am

Location

Lotus/Iris

25feb11:15 am12:30 pmCareers & Opportunities FairMeet our sponsors to discuss opportunities at their organizations

Time

(Saturday) 11:15 am - 12:30 pm

Location

Wildflower

25feb12:30 pm1:10 pmLunchBanquet style meal and beverages

Time

(Saturday) 12:30 pm - 1:10 pm

Location

South Hall

25feb1:10 pm1:30 pmBobcat-1, the Ohio University CubeSat: new frontiers of positioning and timing in spaceDr. Sabrina Ugazio - Ohio University

Event Details

Space applications are becoming increasingly prominent, spanning from space exploration to a variety of critical operations on earth. Consequently, in-space navigation and timing are more and more crucial, and world-wide research is on-going with the objective to improve them. With that main objective, Bobcat-1 CubeSat was designed and developed at Ohio University, in the Avionics Engineering Center. The students in the Bobcat-1 CubeSat team worked hands-on to design, build and operate the satellite and the ground-station. In addition, they worked on the mission planning and control, as well as on the data collection, organization, processing, and analysis. Bobcat-1 was launched in October 2020, deployed from the International Space Station in November 2020 and was expected to deorbit after six months. Bobcat-1 deorbited in April 2022, after a 17 month fully operational mission. Good results have been already found; however, the analysis of the data collected by Bobcat-1 is still on-going. 

Time

(Saturday) 1:10 pm - 1:30 pm

Location

South Hall

25feb1:30 pm2:30 pmKeynote: Update coming soon

Time

(Saturday) 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Location

South Hall

25feb2:30 pm3:30 pmWrap-Up and FarewellClosing comments, housekeeping, prizes, and group photo from our 2023 Celebration Chair

Time

(Saturday) 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Location

South Hall