Category Archives: women in computing

Postdoctoral fellowship within news #recommender systems and WeLead

The Faculty of Information Technology, Mathematics and Electrical Engineering ( at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) has a vacancy for a 100 % position as a postdoctoral fellow within news recommender systems and weLead at the Department of Computer and Information Science (IDI) (

The appointment is for a term of two years of full-time research, with no teaching obligations, starting latest 1stJanuary 2017. The position of post-doctoral fellow is a fixed-term position with the primary objective of qualifying for work in top academic posts. The selected post-doctoral fellow is expected to assist in a significant contribution in project applications for external funds. The position represents an excellent opportunity for an individual to develop his/her career and contribute to the further development of the collaboration.

The postdoctoral fellow will be affiliated with the SmartMedia program

( and work as a member of the RecTech project on news recommendation. RecTech is an industry-driven research project that will use new semantic approaches and advanced data mining techniques in the development of the next generation news recommender systems. In particular, the postdoctoral fellow will explore the use of computational linguistics and linked open data in real-time news content analysis and summarization, and apply Big Data algorithms for understanding, classifying and profiling online news readers in context.

WeLead is a leadership program for women in computer science started in 2014 by IDI. The program aims at reducing gender biases and promoting gender balance in academic positions. The program helps women in strategic career development and networking. More information about the program is available at

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weLead (Leadership program in ICT) #Ålesund workshop some grants left @ntnu 5-6th October 2016

Dear colleagues,

WeLead program is organizing a special workshop in Ålesund, on 5-6th October 2016. Details of the program is in the attached files:

You can find the list of participants at:

There are still a limited number of grants left. If you are interested to participate please register at:

If you are new to the program send an email to and explain your motivation for joining the workshop.

Participants can reimburse their travel costs from the WeLead program.


World’s Largest Computing Society Elects All-Female Leadership Team

World’s Largest Computing Society Elects All-Female Leadership Team
New Officers to Address Transformations in the Field

NEW YORK, June 1, 2016 – ACM, the Association for Computing Machinery, has announced the election of new officers who will lead the organization for a two-year term beginning July 1. Heading the new team will be incoming President Vicki L. Hanson. Hanson is a Distinguished Professor of Computing at Rochester Institute of Technology, and Professor and Chair of Inclusive Technologies at University of Dundee. Joining Hanson as Vice President will be Cherri M. Pancake, Professor Emeritus and Intel Faculty Fellow in the School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at Oregon State University; and, as Secretary/Treasurer, Elizabeth Churchill, Director of User Experience at Google. article

Opening for Session 1A WSTEM: Women & STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics)

Opening for Session 1A WSTEM: Women & STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics)

My name is Letizia Jaccheri and I am a professor in Computer Science. I have been hearing about the gender gap in CS since I first met professor Reidar Conradi in 1989. But until 2013 I have been busy with my own career and not least with my own life and it was only in late 2013 that I started to take responsibility. Leadership is about seeing other people rather than self and aiming to lift them up.

weLead – short status

I am glad that all the available grants for the weLead workshop 14/6 (IEEE International ICE 2016 conference) have been assigned to motivated participants and the program is in place. However, if you want to register, the registrations are still open. All participants will also get as present a printed copy of The Little Doormaid

See also universitetsavisa for an article in Norwegian about Women in Science that refers to weLead. In the picture me and one of my role models Professor Kari Hag.

.ps I am illustrating The Little Doormaid thanks to – meet Doormaid, Doory Opener, Sissi, and Iva Aggressi



@ntnu @GunnarBovim @curtrice

I am on my way to Strukturreformen i UH-sektoren: Lovende for likestilling – I aim at learning more about how to make weLead successfull and to meet
Gunnar Bovim – Bjørn Haugstad – Bjørn Haugstad – Anna Wahl – Jorun Margrethe – Petter Aaslestad – Sahar Olsen – Ingeborg Lund – Curt Rice – Anne Borg – Bjørn Olsen – Mari Sundli Tveit – Vidar L. Haanes – Marianne Synnes

.ps a little critical constructive feedback before I go, the program seems a bit white Norwegian/Scandinavian – hope I am wrong and there are for sure good reasons for that 🙂
.pps Gunnar Bovim nevnte meg i sin åpningstale jeg ble glad for å bli hørt.
.ppps Anna WAHL VELDIG BRA likestilling heter jamstalldhet på svensk

The LITTLE DOORMAID @ntnu @patricia_lago

The short story Tappetina is now available in English as The LITTLE DOORMAID. I have sent 30 copies  to print so I can distribute it at the weLead Workshop 14/6. However if you see big mistakes, there is time to print it again. So tell me. I have used for the translation, good service.

Some sentences:

LITTLE DOORMAID silently got out of the house to go to work without wearing any makeup after having prepared Leti, Eli, Betta and Lalla, her little four nieces that live with her. Inside the elevator, she has turned into DOORY OPENER, mascara, lipstick and Armani pant dress. DOORY OPENER is on a special mission to Turin.

DOORY OPENER has only one precise and quantifiable goal on her mind: she has to save the anti-garbage algorithm. By rescuing it, she will not only save humanity from the garbage but also her doormat friend Sissi from the fear common to the doormat women, the fear of never being good enough.

Thanks to Patricia Lago, Laura Giarre’, Monica Divitini who always act as Door Opener to me when I have my doormat moments. Thanks to professor Reidar Conradi who is my role model for gender and internationalization issues and not only. Thanks to Geir Øien for believing in weLead. Thanks to all NTNU weLeaders, especially to Laura Georg, Anniken Karlsen, Soudabeh Khodambashi, Birgit Krogstie, Kirsti Elisabeth Berntsen, Anna Mavroudi, Sofia Papavlasopoulou, Katja Maria Abrahamsson, Katina Kralevska, Kerstin Bach, Anne Elster, Özlem Özgöbek, Faegheh Hasibi. Thanks to Uncle Doormaid, alias Door Opener Geir Høydalsvik.

#grant #Welead #Trondheim #IEEE @ntnu @universitetsavis @imefakultet

NTNU is organizing a world-class technology management conference in June 13-15, 2016 in Trondheim ( In June-14th, the WeLead program is organizing a special workshop in the conference titled “1st International Workshop on the Leadership of Women in Computing Science “.

Welead (sponsored by IME faculty) program grants 20 participants to attend the workshop.  You can participate with/without submitting a paper at the workshop. Participants who need to travel to Trondheim can get reimbursed their travel costs from WeLead program. 

Our workshop runs from lunch to Gala dinner held in the evening. We have a world known keynote speaker prof. Patricia Lago from the Netherlands delivering the keynote.

The special theme for this year is “Mentorship Framework”

Workshop Program

  • 12:30 – 13:30 Lunch
  • 13:30 – 15:00 Workshop session 1
    • 13:30 – 14:15 Keynote talk: Novel Perspectives on Mentoring in Computer Science
      Speaker: Prof. Patricia Lago, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, the Netherlands
    • 14:15 – 15:00 Talk: What helps towards inclusion: Girls and data projects
      Speaker: Prof. Vivian Lagesen, NTNU

    • 14:45 – 15:00 Short paper presentations
  • 15:00 – 15:30 Coffee break
  • 15:30 – 17:00 Workshop session 2

    • 15:30 – 16:15 Short paper presentations
    • 16:15 – 17:00 Closing talk: Love IT and Students
      Speaker: Prof. Maria Letizia Jaccheri, NTNU
  • Gala dinner at Kristiansten Fortress – Restaurant Kommandanten

Please indicate your plans of participation (even without the 1-page abstract) to  Soudabeh at and Letizia Jaccheri


– Kirsti Elisabeth Berntsen: The making of positive circles: Inclusion of women to computer science

– Laura Georg: How do we start the snowball effect: Social Media for Trust in Professional Female Networks

– Ozlem Ozgobek: Cultural Differences and Mentorship

– Letizia Jaccheri: Mentoring or not mentoring this is the question

– Birgit R. Krogstie: Self-efficacy: A tool for reflection in mentoring

– Anniken Karlsen and Letizia Jaccheri: WeLead as a force in the aftermath of the NTNU merger

– Anna Mavroudi: Women and men-dominated working environments and mentorship

– Soudabeh Khodambashi: Critical success factors in mentoring