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An Interview with Nashlie Sephus on Creating Change

An Interview with Nashlie Sephus on Creating Change

Dr. Nashlie H. Sephus is the Applied Science manager for Amazon Artificial Intelligence (AI) focusing on fairness and identifying biases in these technologies. Dr. Sephus is also the founder and CEO...

Tapia 2020 Highlights

Tapia 2020 Highlights

Thank you for an amazing opportunity to host our 14th occurrence of the ACM Richard Tapia Celebration of Diversity in Computing Conference. We hope you had an amazing time and share what you learn with your fellow students, faculty and colleagues. We are currently working on posting videos to the conference platform and should at least have all plenary sessions posted by this week.

CMD-IT Innovation Solutions Challenge

CMD-IT Innovation Solutions Challenge

Welcome to CMD-IT’s Innovation Solutions Challenge!

How can we address our country’s biggest social issues with technology? Is there a technical solution to every issue? Or is there a way we use technology to support needed change in the country?

United Nations Foundation Sustainability Development Goals (SDGs) are the world’s shared plan to end extreme poverty, reduce inequality, and protect the planet by 2030. Addresses the world’s problems with. Global perspective to Local Impact, what solutions can you design to address these SDGs?

CMD-IT Announces 2020 Richard A. Tapia Award Winner Jeanine Cook

CMD-IT Announces 2020 Richard A. Tapia Award Winner Jeanine Cook

Today, CMD-IT announced the recipient of The Richard A. Tapia Achievement Award for Scientific Scholarship, Civic Science and Diversifying Computing is Dr. Jeanine Cook, a Principal Member of Technical Staff at Sandia National Laboratories in Albuquerque, New Mexico, in the Scalable Architectures department at the Computer Science Research Institute.

An Interview with Colin Parris, Tapia 2020 Keynote Speaker

An Interview with Colin Parris, Tapia 2020 Keynote Speaker

Colin Parris is the Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer at GE Digital and this year’s Tapia Conference Ken Kennedy Distinguished Speaker. We had the chance to speak with Colin about his work and his forward-facing views on the technology currently shaping our lives. Read on to learn about his journey as a pioneer in the industry as well as his sage advice for budding professionals.

Tania Roy, Tapia 2020 Doctoral Consortium Co- Chair

Tania Roy, Tapia 2020 Doctoral Consortium Co- Chair

Dr. Tania Roy is an Assistant Professor at New College of Florida and the Tapia 2020 Doctoral Consortium Co-Chair. We interviewed Tania and discussed her work and why every PhD student should participate in the Doctoral Consortium.

Jerome McClendon Tapia 2020 Doctoral Consortium Chair

Jerome McClendon Tapia 2020 Doctoral Consortium Chair

Jerome McClendon is a Research Assistant Professor at Clemson University and the Tapia 2020 Doctoral Consortium Co-Chair. We spent some time speaking with Jerome about his work and his passion for social justice and why he volunteers for Tapia.

Juan Sequeda, Principal Scientist, data.world

Juan Sequeda, Principal Scientist, data.world

Juan Sequeda Tell me about your background and where you grew up. I was born in San Jose, California, when the Silicon Valley was about Silicon.  Both my parents were IBM people.  ...

Tapia Early Careers Panelist Interviews

Tapia Early Careers Panelist Interviews

This month we spoke to the four speakers who will be presenting on the Tapia 2020 Early Career Plenary Panel.  Our speakers will be discussing their early career paths and the impact that...

Webinar Highlights: How Accessible is Your Talk?

Webinar Highlights: How Accessible is Your Talk?

Our webinar featured Brianna Blaser of AccessComputing, Synge Tyson of Usercessible and Ana Liu, University of Washington. The webinar was moderated by Rose Robinson, Executive Director of CMD-IT.

The Spirit of Juneteenth

The Spirit of Juneteenth

"But, if this part of our history could be told in such a way that those chains of the past, those shackles that physically bound us together against our wills could, in the telling, become...

CMD-IT Stands Against Racial Injustices

CMD-IT Stands Against Racial Injustices

We are in the middle of very disruptive times with the COVID-19 pandemic disproportionately affecting the Black community as a result of many factors, including health disparities, and the current...

CMD-IT Hosts First Academic Career Workshop Webinar

CMD-IT Hosts First Academic Career Workshop Webinar

CMD-IT, in collaboration with AccessComputing and CAHSI, hosted the first webinar of the 2020 Academic Careers Workshop for Underrepresented Junior Faculty and Senior Graduate Students. With the...

Resume Writing Tips

Resume Writing Tips

Check out CMD-IT’s 10 Tips for Resume Writing before you submit your resume to the Tapia Resume Database. Make sure your contact information is correct and professional. Make sure the telephone...

Using COVID-19 As A Learning Experience For Students

Using COVID-19 As A Learning Experience For Students

What do you do when all your students have gone home and are looking for ways to have a meaningful impact while sheltering in place? For Dr. Pablo Rivas, an Assistant Professor of Computer Science...

Show Me Your Walk – May 2nd 2 pm EST/11 am PST

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NPq1ODUxf0M We know our 2020 class will have many ways to celebrate their achievements in creative and virtual ways due to stay at home orders. But we are excited to...

We Are Here To Support You! **New Tapia Deadlines**

We Are Here To Support You! **New Tapia Deadlines**

In these unprecedented times, the spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) is ongoing and at incredible speed. The world is battling this issue at a large scale and it will take all of us working...