EECS Ph.D. Student Diana Palsetia Awarded 2014 Grace Hopper Celebration Scholarship Grant

EECS Ph.D. Student Diana Palsetia has been awarded a Scholarship Grant to attend the 2014 Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing (GHC), held October 8-10 at the Phoenix Convention Center, in Phoenix, AZ.

Diana PalsetiaEECS Ph.D. Student Diana Palsetia has been awarded a Scholarship Grant to attend the 2014 Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing (GHC), held October 8-10 at the Phoenix Convention Center, in Phoenix, AZ.

Produced by the Anita Borg Institute and presented in partnership with Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), the Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing is the world's largest gathering of women technologists. GHC received an unprecedented 78% increase in the number of applicants this year, and Palsetia was among the 26% who were accepted.

At GHC women can connect with other women in computing and innovative organizations, hear stories from peers and experts in computing, and get quality career advice specific to your needs. They connect, inspire, and guide women in computing and organizations that view technology innovation as a strategic imperative.

Palsetia is a member of the Center for Ultra-scale Computing and Information Security (CUCIS) group, where she performs research under the supervision of Prof. Alok Choudhary. She received her bachelors in Computer Engineering from Michigan Technological University and masters in Electrical Engineering from University of Wisconsin-Madison. Prior to joining Northwestern University, She was teaching in the Department of Computer and Information Science (CIS) at the University of Pennsylvania.

Palsetia's research interests are in the areas of High-Performance Computing, Data Mining, and Parallel and Distributed Computing. Her current research focuses on building scalable and efficient data mining applications, while focusing on designing data mining algorithms for semi-structured, graph and scientific datasets.