On Thursday 22 May 2014, BCS (British Computing Society) London office held the 10th Hopper Colloquium. UCL (University College London) presented the Hopper colloquium this year; which was sponsored by IBM and BCS. It was a 1 day event that celebrated women in computing with women speakers talked about their research in computer science and related fields; to give an insight into careers in the industry and provide networking opportunities for the researchers in computing.
Unlike previous years’ poster competitions, this year, Hopper Colloquium held a Research Spotlight Competition for post-graduate students (from MScs to Post-Docs). KMi’s Duygu sent an abstract about her research 2 months ago. Organisers reported that the standard of submissions was extremely high and they received over 35 applications. Duygu has been selected as a finalist like other 11 postgraduates around the UK. She presented her research in 4 minutes during the colloquium and received a cash prize from IBM for being selected as a finalist.