When I moved from UT Austin to UCLA, I helped female students to form a local chapter of ACM-W, which was officially chartered in December 2014. I organize a bi-monthly informal meeting time with female students to support and advocate for the full engagement of women in all aspects of the computing. I also helped to organize the funding and logistics for UCLA CS students to attend the Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing.Together with ACM-W, we created an ACM-W Distinguished Speaker Series at UCLA. The goal of this program is to inspire women and under-represented group students by providing an opportunity to network with prominent leaders in academia, industry, and other leadership positions.
|I would like
to make an impact to students? lives beyond a classroom
setting, because I lived in a dorm during my college years
at KAIST and benefited from both formal and informal
interaction with professors. Therefore, I decided to become
a Faculty in
Residence at UCLA and my family now lives in a
university dorm building. Yes, it is a *big* change!
I help create seminars and events within Office of
Residential Life to help students' intellectual, social, and
personal development. I organize Dinner for 6 with
my building residents and invite international and
out-of-state students to Thanksgiving Dinner at my
I received Doc Stevensen Award in 2018 and Faculty/Staff of the Year Award in 2017.
I created Mommy Computer Science Camp, which is designed to teach the basic concepts of Computer Science to 4 to 6 year old children using hands-on activities without using computers, featured in PC Magazine.
|I served as a
Chair of Diversity Committee within UCLA CS. Previously at
UT Austin, within the Cockrell School of Engineering, I
served in the Women
in Engineering Committee. As a female faculty member
in a male dominant computing field, I naturally serve a
mentor role for female students. I spoke at "CRA
Early Career Workshop" and "ICSE New Faculty
and Researcher Symposium" to encourage junior faculty