Women in Computing Vanderbilt University ACM-W Student Chapter
Through a mix of independent programming and collaborative events with existing organizations, we aim to make the computing community at Vanderbilt more inclusive at the undergraduate and graduate levels.
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Vice President – Media
Vice President – External Relations
Vice President – Communications
Vice President – Programming
Vice President – Finance
Grace Hopper Travel Fund Director
First Year Representative
The first annual event took place on October 28, 2017, in Vanderbilt’s Engineering and Science Building. Emerge 2018 was a huge success, with over 300 attendees of diverse profiles, including undergraduate and graduate students from Vanderbilt, Belmont, Fisk, and Lipscomb as well as local professionals interested in the field. The symposium focused on Artificial Intelligence, and consisted of an informative keynote speeches by Chris Benson, Honeywell’s first Chief Scientist for AI and ML and Lisha Li, a Principal at Amplify Partners, focusing on early stage startups and investments involving ML, as well as breakout speakers, Kay Lim, a Manager for the AI Accelerator at PwC Advisory, Julie Shapiro, the Head of Technology Finance, Risk and Analytics Services at UBS, and AI professor Doug Fisher.
The success of Emerge is truly a testament to the importance of enabling intentional collisions among various stakeholders of emerging technologies in the greater Nashville region. Emerge would not be possible without the help of Dean Fauchet, the School of Engineering, Facebook, UBS, Maize Analytics, the Wondry, TwoSigma, Microsoft, Google, and the Vanderbilt EECS department, and we are very thankful for their help and support.
We are hosting our third annual Emerge on November 9th, 2019, with this year’s theme being The Future of Transportation.