The Grace Hopper Celebration

Event Details
Thursday, October 15, 2020
3:30–4:30 p.m.,

N/A, N/A

Bonita Sharif, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, University of Nebraska–Lincoln


Come and learn about the Grace Hopper Conference Celebration held every year since 1994 organized by the Anita Borg Institute. The celebration offers something for everyone (women and allies). In 2019, a record 26,000 people attended GHC in Orlando and the number continues to increase every year. In 2020, the conference goes virtual but still offers a ton of resources across the gamut from how to implement your startup idea to brain inspired computing for the edge. This talk will cover the resources available at GHC and possible ways you can be part of the community by attending, volunteering, and participating in events.

Speaker Bio

Bonita Sharif, Ph.D. is an Associate Professor in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at University of Nebraska–Lincoln, Lincoln, Nebraska, USA. She received her Ph.D. in 2010 and MS in 2003 in Computer Science from Kent State University, U.S.A and B.S. in Computer Science from Cyprus College, Nicosia Cyprus. Her research interests are in eye tracking related to software engineering, empirical software engineering, emotional awareness, software traceability, and software visualization to support maintenance of large systems. She has authored over 40 refereed publications. She serves on numerous program committees including ICSME, VISSOFT, SANER, ICSE NIER, and ICPC. She served as general chair of VISSOFT 2016 and ETRA 2018. She is serving as general chair again for ETRA 2019 and as program chair for ICSME 2019 late breaking track. Sharif is a recipient of the NSF CAREER award and the NSF CRI award related to empowering software engineering with eye tracking. She directs the Software Engineering Research and Empirical Studies Group and the Usability Lab in the Computer Science and Engineering department at UNL.