Save the Date! Tapia 2019 San Diego,CA September 18-21, 2019

2018 Tapia Conference

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Wednesday, September 19, 2018

10:00AM - 9:00PM
Registration

Conference Registration

Location: Regency Foyer

12:00PM - 6:00PM
Exhibits

Exhibitor Set-Up

Location: Plaza International Ballroom

1:00PM - 5:00PM
Workshop

CMD-IT Student Professional Development Workshop

Sponsored by Autodesk, Microsoft and LinkedIn
Pre-registration required

Location: Orlando L-M

Workshop

CMD-IT Professional Development Workshop: Crucial and Courageous Conversations

Professional attendees only
Pre-registration required

Location: Florida C

Doctoral Consortium

Doctoral Consortium

By invitation only
Location: Challenger 38-39

5:00PM - 6:00PM
Orientation

Scholarship Recipient Orientation & Newcomers Session

Location: Florida A-B

6:00PM - 7:30PM
Panel

Welcome Reception & Fireside Chat: Writing the Hitchhiker’s Guide to Autonomous Systems

Location: Regency Foyer & Regency O-R

7:30PM - 9:30PM
Exhibits

Dessert & Career Fair

Join our conference sponsors for dessert and learn about career/graduate school opportunities.

Location: Plaza International Ballroom

Thursday, September 20, 2018

8:00AM - 6:00PM
Registration

Conference Registration

Location: Regency Foyer

8:00AM - 9:00AM
Break/Meals

General Breakfast

Location: Regency Foyer & Regency O-R

Break/Meals

FLIP Alliance Fellows and Faculty Breakfast

By Invitation Only
Location: Barrell Spring

9:00AM - 9:30AM
Announcements

Welcome & Announcements

Location: Regency O-R

9:30AM - 11:00AM
Plenary Speaker

Plenary Keynotes

Changing the Way We See Things: Designing Technology for People with Low Vision
Shiri Azenkot, Assistant Professor of Information Science, Jacobs Technion-Cornell Institute at Cornell Tech, Cornell University

Confidential Computing: Beyond Protection of Data at Rest and Data in Motion
Ronald Perez, Intel Fellow & Technical Lead, Data Center Group at Intel Corporation

Location: Regency O-R

11:00AM-12:30PM
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Break/Meals

Private Poster Presenter Luncheon

Location: Barrell Spring

Workshop

Faculty Workshop Part I - NSF Funding Opportunities

Location: Manatee Spring

Workshop

Data Science for Internet of Things Case Study: Smart Home Devices

Location: Orlando L

Workshop

Write Your First Ethereum Smart Contract in Solidity

Location: Florida A

Workshop

Level Up! Boosting Your Career XP

Location: Florida B

Workshop

What Would You Say if… Responding to Microaggressions, Bias, and Other Nonsense

Location: Orlando M

Workshop

High Performance Computer Networking: Moving Data Fast, Easily, and Securely: Part I

Location: Discovery 44

Workshop

Google SRE Classroom, or An Introduction to the Profession of Site Reliability Engineering; and How To Build a Reliable Distributed System

Location: Florida C

Panel

Women of Color in Computing: Addressing the Double-Bind Through A Researcher-Practitioner Collaborative

Location: Orlando N

11:00AM - 6:00PM
Exhibits

Exhibit Hall Open

Visit with our conference sponsors to learn about career and graduate school opportunities.

Location: Plaza International Ballroom

12:30PM - 2:00PM
Posters

Tapia Student Poster Competition/ACM Student Research Competition (SRC) & Lunch

Location: Regency Foyer & Regency O-R

2:00PM - 3:30PM
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Panel

Disability Disclousre in Education and Employment

Location: Orlando M

Panel

Increasing Diversity in Computing: Sharing of Good Practices

Location: Orlando N

Panel

Free Social Media and the implications of Attention Harvesting

Location: Orlando L

Workshop

All You Wanted To Know About Publishing Research But Were Afraid To Ask

Location: Florida B

Workshop

Taking on the Technical Interview

Location: Florida C

Panel

Research and Business Opportunities in Distributed Ledger and Blockchain Technology

Location: Manatee Spring

3:30PM - 4:00PM
Break/Meals

Refreshment Break

Location: Plaza International Ballroom Foyer

4:00PM - 5:00PM
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Tech Talk

Tech Talks

Lessons from Industrial Manufacturing
Human Skill in Machine Learning
Sponsored by Two Sigma
Location: Orlando N

Birds of a Feather

Disability: Celebrating a Face of Diversity

Location: Orlando M

Birds of a Feather

Visualization Research and Careers

Location: Orlando L

Birds of a Feather

Giving Back While Moving Forward: Sharing Strategies for Integrating Research and Action for Equity and Inclusion into Your Computing Career

Location: Florida A

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Racial Microaggressions, STEM identity, and impostor feelings: An analysis of Black engineering and computing doctoral students

Location: Florida B

Birds of a Feather

Supporting Hispanics and Latinx in Computer Science

Location: Florida C

5:00PM - 6:00PM
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Tech Talk

Tech Talks

Inclusion from the Inside Out: Why Building Diverse Teams Starts From the Top

Machine Learning Techniques to Power Dynamic Pricing

Sponsored by Fidelity Investments & Wayfair
Location: Orlando N

Birds of a Feather

Life as a Liberal Arts College CS Professor

Location: Orlando M

Birds of a Feather

Multiple Perspectives on Introducing Data Analytics

Location: Orlando L

Birds of a Feather

Addressing Impostor Syndrome

Location: Florida A

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Defining your Own Success: Self-Care & Achievements as a Minority in a Majority Workplace

Location: Florida B

Birds of a Feather

Hispanics in Computing

Location: Florida C

6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Reception

Hispanics in Computing Reception

Come meet some of the members of the Hispanics in Computing listserv at an informal reception to discuss how we can increase the participation of Hispanics in Computing.

Sponsored by The Aerospace Corporation
Location: Florida C

7:00PM - 8:30PM
Reception

AnitaB.org Community Meetup

Join AnitaB.org at their reception to meet members, learn about their initiatives and how to engage.

Sponsored by AnitaB.org
Location: Barrell Spring

Friday, September 21, 2018

8:00AM - 5:00PM
Registration

Conference Registration

Location: Regency Foyer

8:00AM - 9:00AM
Break/Meals

General Breakfast

Location: Regency Foyer & Regency O-R

9:00AM - 9:30AM
Announcements

Announcements

Location: Regency O-R

9:30AM - 10:30AM
Plenary Speaker

Ken Kennedy Distinguished Lecture

Humans, Machines, and Work: The Future is Now
Moshe Y. Vardi, George Distinguished Service Professor in Computational Engineering & Director, Ken Kennedy Institute for Information Technology at Rice University

Location: Regency O-R

10:30AM - 12:00PM
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Posters

SRC Competition Round II

Location: Florida B

Workshop

High Performance Computer Networking: Moving Data Fast, Easily, and Securely: Part II

Location: Discovery 44

Panel

Roots of Innovation are Interdisciplinary

Location Orlando M

Panel

Untold Stories of Black Women PhDs in Computing

Location Orlando N

Panel

Welcoming Students with Disabilities

Location Orlando L

Workshop

Cybersecurity 101 for Critical Infrastructures: A Hands-on Approach

Location: Florida A

Panel

Moving From Black Boxes to Explainable Artificial Intelligence

Location: Florida C

Panel

Dealing with Bias and Unfairness in Machine Learning Algorithms

Location: Discovery 45

10:30AM - 5:00PM
Exhibits

Exhibit Hall Open for Graduate Application Review Clinics and Interviews with Sponsors

Learn more about the Graduate Application Review Clinics

Location: Plaza International Ballroom

12:00PM - 1:30PM
Break/Meals

General Lunch & Networking

Location: Regency Foyer & Regency O-R

Break/Meals

Faculty Luncheon

By invitation only
Location: Barrell Spring

Workshop

Autodesk Student Luncheon: Humans, AI, and Diversity - Transforming the Customer Experience with AI

Pre-registration is required for this limited capacity luncheon.

Sponsored by Autodesk
Location: Rainbow Spring

1:30PM - 3:00PM
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Workshop

Faculty Workshop Part II - Effective Student Retention Strategies

Location: Manatee Spring

Panel

Five Days that Transformed My Teaching

Location: Orlando N

Panel

Things I Wish I'd Known

Location: Orlando L

Workshop

Mixing Real and Virtual in WebXR: Augmented and Mixed Reality for Everyone

Location: Florida A

Workshop

Building Your Resume for a Tech Career by Google and Pandora

Location: Florida B

Panel

iAAMCS Guidelines for Succefully Mentoring Black/African-American Computing Sciences Ph.D. Students

Location: Florida C

3:00PM - 3:30PM
Break/Meals

Refreshment Break

Location: Plaza International Ballroom Foyer

3:30PM - 430PM
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Tech Talk

Tech Talks

Software Reverse Engineering with Panda
MIT Lincoln Labs

The Inclusive Perspective and Purpose-driven Technologies: Making the World Run Better
SAP

Sponsored by MIT Lincoln Labs and SAP
Location: Orlando N

Birds of a Feather

Learn About Open Source Software

Location: Orlando L

Birds of a Feather

The Forgotten: Why Technology Education, Engagement, and Access for Girls in Rural Communities is Crucial for the Future

Location: Florida A

Birds of a Feather

Computing and Values

Location: Florida B

Birds of a Feather

Radical Transparency: Centering Social Justice in Computer Science for All

Location: Barrell Spring

4:30PM-5:30PM
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Tech Talk

Tech Talk

Xbox Avatars: The Art of Expressing Yourself with Technology

Sponsored by Microsoft
Location: Orlando N

Birds of a Feather

The Ethics of Cyber Dating

Location: Orlando M

Birds of a Feather

What is a Computer Science Student Advisory Council and Why is it Needed

Location Orlando L

Birds of a Feather

Social Responsibility and Ethics in Artificial Intelligence and Extended Reality

Location: Florida A

Birds of a Feather

Open Source: How to Earn Money or Build a Portfolio from Home!

Location: Florida B

Birds of a Feather

Embracing Diversity in Experiences

Location: Florida C

Birds of a Feather

Community Engagement and Service Learning in Computer Science Education

Location: Manatee Spring

5:00PM - 6:00PM
Reception

VIP Reception

By invitation only
Location: Orchid

6:00PM-11:00PM
Banquet

Banquet & Dancing

Keynote Speaker
Shirley Malcom, Head of Education and Human Resources Programs at AAAS

Location: Regency O-R

Saturday, September 22, 2018

8:30AM - 4:30PM
Post Conference Activities

BWiC Pathways to STEM Gaming Workshop for High School Students

Sponsored by Black Women in Computing (BWiC), CMD-IT, Microsoft, StrongTIES and Florida Interactive Entertainment Academy

The Pathways to STEM workshop consists of activities that expose families from historically under-served and underrepresented communities to the importance of careers in computer science.

Volunteer for the workshop

Location: Florida Interactive Entertainment Academy

Post Conference Activities

STARS Celebration


The STARS Celebration is a separate conference co-located with the Tapia 2018 Conference. Registration for the STARS Celebration is NOT included in Tapia registration. Tapia Conference attendees wishing to attend the STARS Celebration must also register to attend STARS celebration.

Registration opens June 4.

Location: Plaza F