Adele Newton has developed and managed a broad range of programs and strategic international partnerships in the university, technology and not-for-profit sectors across Canada, within North America and in Africa, Europe and China. Her career has focused on connecting diverse partners from technology, science and the arts to work together on exciting and innovative projects.
Adele is a graduate of the Faculty of Mathematics at the University of Waterloo and is active in the community as co-founder and VP of Programming and Community Relations of LAUNCH Waterloo, a member of the Board of Directors of the Waterloo Region Chapter of Women in Communications and Technology, and founder of Wise Women Waterloo.
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Cheriton School of Computer Science
University of Waterloo
Dr. Joanne Atlee is a Professor in the Cheriton School of Computer Science at the University of Waterloo, where she is the Director of Women in Computer Science and was the founding Director for the Software Engineering program. She was the General Chair for the 41st International Conference on Software Engineering (ICSE’19). She served on the ACM SIGSOFT Executive Committee and is a member of the International Federation for Information Processing (IFIP) Working Group 2.9 on Software Requirements Engineering. She serves on the editorial boards of Software and Systems Modelling, and Requirements Engineering Journal. She is an ACM Distinguished Scientist.
Faculty of Information
University of Toronto
Dr. Kelly Lyons is an Associate Professor in the Faculty of Information at the University of Toronto, cross appointed to the Department of Computer Science. Her current research interests include service science, knowledge mobilization, data science, and social media. Kelly has co‐authored several papers, served in conference leadership roles, given many keynote and invited presentations, and co‐chaired several workshops. She has received funding from NSERC, the GRAND NCE, and several industry partners. Previously, she served as a Member‐ at‐Large of on the ACM Council and the ACM‐W Executive Council. Kelly has led several initiatives that promote Women in Technology.
Faculty of Computer Science
Nur Zincir-Heywood is a Full Professor of Computer Science, Dalhousie University. Her research interests include machine learning for networks, services and cybersecurity. She is a past member and chair of NSERC SPG and DG as well as a past member of RTI and CRD Committees. Her publications received an h-index of 32, and i10-index of 105. She is an Associate Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Network and Service Management and is the General Co-Chair of the International Conference on Network and Service Management 2020. She is a recipient of the 2017 DNS Women Leaders in the Digital Economy Award.
School of Computing
Maram is working towards a PhD in Computer Science at Queen’s University, with interest in Software engineering and Machine Learning. She is collaborating with IBM Centre for Advanced Studies to bring practical benefits to the industry by optimizing the work of practitioners.
Currently at Queen’s, she serves as the program chair of the CSearch conference, as the computing department steward union representative and as a Lead, Include and Transform facilitator, advocate of equity, diversity and inclusivity.
Maram worked for five years in international companies as software developer and analyst. She received her BS(2014) and MS(2018) from the Lebanese American University.
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