IEEE SMC 2017 Women In Engineering (WIE) Workshop

Workshop Organizing Committee


Dr. Ying (Gina) Tang

Rowan University



Dr. Celia Shahnaz

Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology


Dr. Ljiljana Trajkovic

Simon Fraser University


Workshop Theme

The theme of the IEEE SMC 2017 WIE Workshop is

“Innovative Women and Millennials: Beyond Breaking Barriers”

A group of leaders in various SMC-related technical fields are invited to share their vision, career paths and strategies of being a successful woman engineer, scientist and/or advocator.

The workshop is open to all SMC attendees. To register this event, please click the Link.


Workshop Schedule

The workshop will run two sessions on Oct. 6th 2017. One is at 8:00-9:30AM, MB Room #253, and the other at 15:15-17:00PM KC Room #101 & #103. A free Luncheon is provided to all participants at 11:30 – 13:00.

Invited Speakers

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Eddie Tunstel, Ph.D.
President-Elect, SMC Society
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Ljiljana Trajkovic, Ph.D., P.Eng., FIEEE
Professor, Simon Fraser University
Junior Past President, SMC Society
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Jennifer F. Schumacher, Ph.D.
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Sheila Nirenberg, Ph.D
Nanette Laitman Professor of Neurology and Neuroscience, Weill Medical College of Cornell University
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Xiaoou Li, Ph.D.
Department of Computer Science, CINVESTAV-IPN, Mexico City, Mexico
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Karen Panetta, Ph.D.
Dean for Graduate Education and a Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering and Adjunct Professor in Computer Science at Tufts University