Forum gives women students something to think about

Female students from Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar recently joined their counterparts in 50 cities around the world in a virtual "thought leadership" forum called Women in Data Science (WiDS).

The Arab Women in Computing (ArabWIC) Qatar chapter, in collaboration with Stanford University, planned and organized Qatar’s portion of the event, which was held at the Hamad Bin Khalifa University (HBKU) Research Complex.

“As the future of technology points to data science, artificial intelligence, machine learning, it is clear that those who pursue these fields will have long-lasting careers,” Hanan Alshikhabobakr, president of ArabWIC Qatar and a research associate at Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar, said. “We encourage women to actively participate in these fields, and these events help promote mentorship, networking and collaboration among them.”

Featured speakers included Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar’s Houda Bouamor, Rita Singh and Noora Fetais. Bouamor is a visiting associate teaching professor of computer science, Singh is a systems scientist and Fetais is the director of KINDI Center for Computing Research.

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