Women in Computer Science and Electronic Engineering
In Computer Science and Electronic Engineering we have many talented women, both students and staff, and here are just a few of them telling us a bit more about themselves and their subject.
Dr Laurissa Tokarchuk
"while studying Classics... I became fascinated with computing when I discovered I could talk to another human being through my computer."
Francesca Palermo, PhD student
'Being around so many bright people makes you always push to the top. You can see a personal growth that would have been otherwise impossible.'
Dr Mona Jaber, Lecturer in Internet of Things
'...team spirit, friendship, and infinite support.... working here, I truly feel I am valued for my work and as a person.'
Raghad Zuraiki, MSc student and DeepMind scholar
'One of my long-term goals is to use my AI knowledge and skills to contribute to the technological developments in the healthcare sector.'
Dr Michaela MacDonald
'The colleagues, mentors, friends and students I have met throughout my years at Queen Mary, have become an integral part of my life.'
Yasamin Omid, PhD student
'What we are trying to do in our project is very practical... It feels like we are standing at the edge of technology and pushing forward.'
Isobel Bates, IoC Programme Manager
'The best thing about my role is collaborating with other Universities and work with organisations that have a common goal to promote digital skills.'
Dr Tijana Timotijevic
'Teaching is a very rewarding profession; it is great to see young people flourish through a process of learning and as a result of your teaching.'
Courtney Nicole Reed
'The people I work with are the best part of my work by far... my lab are the most inspirational bunch I've ever met.'
Professor Yue Chen
'The most rewarding moment is to see students graduating and appreciate that the education has made a difference in those young people’s life.'
Angeliki Mourgela, PhD student
'We have recently developed a hearing loss simulation for use in audio production, which was also used in... the BBC series, Casualty.'
Mariana Neves, PhD Student
'I work with a team of clinicians, statisticians and computer scientists to develop this tool that will assist people with chronic health conditions.'
Dr Karen Shoop, Senior Lecturer in Computer Science
'The best thing about my work is working with students, especially in the drawing and coding labs and across all three years in the Design Studio.'
Naomi Arnold, PhD Student
'Outside of EECS I really enjoy bouldering at Mile End wall; it’s really fun and social and a great way of switching off from PhD stuff.'
Rupal Vaja, School Manager
'My work is very varied and wide ranging. I need to have a helicopter view of activities in the School so it’s a challenging but rewarding role.'