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Francesca Spezzano and Sole Pera

Francesca Spezzano and Sole Pera, both assistant professors in the Department of Computer Science, will participate in The Web Conference, the premier venue for research related to the World Wide Web, in San Francisco May 13-17.

Spezzano is a co-organizer of the third Workshop on Women in Data Science. This workshop aims to bring together female faculty, graduate students, research scientists and industry researchers for an opportunity to connect, exchange ideas and learn from each other in the field of data science. Underrepresented minorities, graduates and undergraduates interested in pursuing data science, machine learning and related research are encouraged to participate.

In addition, Spezzano and her student, Anu Shrestha, will be presenting the poster “Online Content Deception: From the Deceiver to the Victim” at the International Workshop on Misinformation, Computational Fact-Checking and Credible Web.

Boise State student Oghenemaro Anuyah will be participating in the lightning talk round at the women in data science workshop, where she’ll present work co-authored with her advisor, Pera, and current computing doctoral student Ion Madrazo and alumni Nevena Dragovic.

Anuyah also will present National Science Foundation-funded work related to search environments for children. Specifically, she’ll discuss the paper co-author with Madrazo and Pera titled “Using structured knowledge and traditional word embeddings to generate concept representations in the educational domain” at the International Workshop on Deep Learning for Graphs and Structured Data Embeddings.