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After starting again and again as I was loosing the overview when a new story was starting, I decided to give up. The reviews that are anticipating some theological reflections did not inspire me either. I have started a new book, stay tuned. I will read this one in paper form later, may be.
Abstract: This lecture addresses gender issues in Computer science from Research, Education, Society perspectives. Jaccheri will start from UN Goal 5, Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls to contextualize the topic in an open and meaningful context. She presents research issues, some from her own projects, others from examples of biased technology, like smartphone voice assistants and data sets for job recruiting based on male population.
Then, she presents statistics about female presence in education, research and industry. Further, the presentation goes in depth and presents specific projects for increasing gender balance among students and among professors. The presentation concludes with a list of International projects and resources. The goal is to start a dialogue with the local community and exchange best practice. The seminar will be as interactive as possible and will be offered as hybrid event.
Letizia Jaccheri (Master in CS from University of Pisa, PhD from Politecnico di Torino, Italy) is a Professor at the Department of Computer Science of the Norwegian University of Science and Technology and adjunct professor at UiT The Arctic University of Norway. Jaccheri’s research is on software engineering, at the intersection with art, gender, and social innovation. Letizia has published more than 200 papers in international conferences and journals, has supervised PhD students and Post-doctoral students, and has acted as opponent for national and international defenses.
Prof. Jaccheri has been teaching courses in software engineering at various levels since 1994, with a passion for the course Customer Driven Project (link https://sbs.idi.ntnu.no/tdt4290into). From 2015 to April 2018 she acted as one of the independent directors of Reply S.p.A., the largest Italian IT company with 9059 employees. From 2013 to 2017 she was department head for the Computer Science department at NTNU. She is ACM Distinguished speaker (link https://speakers.acm.org/speakers/jaccheri_10303) . In 2021 she got two prizes: the ODA Award Woman women prize and the NTNU prize for gender equality and diversity for her work in gender and computer science with the projects IDUN (link https://www.ntnu.edu/idun), EUGAIN (link https://eugain.eu/) and Kodeløypa (link https://www.ntnu.no/skolelab/kodeloypa). Prof. Jaccheri has plans to contribute to address the issue of diversity in computer science at local and international level.
dear friend I write to you sings Italian Lucio Dalla in his lovely song from 1979.
caro amico ti scrivo
the old year is not yet finished but somehow finishes here since I will leave Trondheim, my students and friends. I will not climb anymore my beloved Høyskoleparken nor walk around Ilaparken with my dog Nino in 2021.
2021 has been a year with COVID-19, with less travels, less social life. For me it has been a year of great joys, my youngest son starting university, two gender equality prizes, and even if I never thought in my life I should get prizes, the prizes warm my heart and motivate me for the years to come.
It has been the year I get 7 rejections to 7 research applications. You can blame me for having written too many, for sure I have done mistakes, I promise I will study the feedback carefully. I did not manage to swim from Munkholmen either, I had to give up 300 meters before arriving. And I experienced a fracture that kept me invalid for 6 weeks. I observe my friends aging, somebody with grace, other with pain, something else fighting aging. On my side, I keep doing my things and I enjoy reading more than ever, now listening to the wonderful The Half Brother (Norwegian: Halvbroren) a 2001 novel by the Norwegian writer Lars Saabye Christensen. We cannot do anything else than keeping good mood, to be able to laugh and keep hoping.
Per poter riderci sopra Per continuare a sperare
Dalla in his song announces a transformation, or better he sings that TV has announced a transformation. It has been the year that my university has decided to invest in sustainability, my students and I follow and invest in software for better equality, better health, better education.
Ma la televisione ha detto che il nuovo anno Porterà una trasformazione
This is what we all wish, a transformation that will improve life on our planet and will bring more love and each one will love in the way each one wishes.
E si farà l’amore ognuno come gli va
The year that comes is coming and will finish. I want to continue to live, learn, and laugh. I am preparing my self. This is the news.
L’anno che sta arrivando tra un anno passerà Io mi sto preparando È questa la novità
I am very happy and proud that friends and colleagues want to invite me and listen to my ideas, experiences, plans.
I gave my first keynote in XI SIMPÓSIO BRASILEIRO SOBRE FATORES HUMANOS EM SISTEMAS COMPUTACIONAIS in 2012. I was 47 years old. I hope I will do a good job. I hope to inspire other people that there are different paths to success in academia, and it is never to late to accelerate or slow down, and accelerate again.