Activities

Internships

  • Google Intern 2019

    July - September 2019

    3 month internship as a Software Engineer at Google in Munich, Germany.

  • Amazon Intern 2018

    April - June 2018

    3 month internship as a Software Development Engineer at Amazon in Edinburgh, Scotland. I developed new methods to allow advertisers on Amazon to understand who their customers are. This work encompassed graph theory, algorithms and machine learning.

Initiatives

  • 2018 - present

    In 2018, I founded the Glasgow Women in Computing Science (GWiCS) group. We hold monthly networking and talks by leaders in academia and industry, and provide a supportive network for new PhD students and early career researchers. Our sessions are open to all university staff and students (female, non-binary, male). As of 2019, GWiCS has 90+ members.

  • 2018 - present

    In 2018, I created Program-able (www.program-able.org), a CS tutorial website aimed at improving basic coding skills. Articles on e.g. Command line tools, Git, Regex, Sed and Grep.

  • Code First: Girls Lead Instructor

    September - December 2018

    Code First: Girls is a social enterprise to increase the number of women in tech. I was a lead instructor for Code First: Girls, teaching HTML, CSS, UX, Git & version control, Bootstrap, Javascript and jQuery.

  • Invited Speaker AWIDM, South Africa

    January 2018

    Invited speaker at AWIDM (African Women in Discrete Mathematics) conference in Cape Town, South Africa. Encouraging women graduates into academic research roles.

Awards & Scholarships

  • Google Women Techmakers Scholarship 2019 (€7000)

    1 of 20 winners from Europe, the Middle East and Africa. Awarded based on "academic performance, leadership, and impact on the community of women in tech". Please see Women Techmakers for more information.

  • Software Sustainability Institute (SSI) Fellowship (£3000)

    SSI is a national organisation aimed at improving how software is used in research. 1 of 17 winners from all academic career levels in the UK.

  • Google Code Jam to I/O for Women 2019 ($750)

    Global coding competition winner - placed 177th out of over 1000 competitors. Invited to attend the Google I/O conference in Mountain View, California.

  • 3 Minute Thesis (3MT) Finalist

    3MT is a competition to explain your thesis to a non-technical audience. I was University of Glasgow Finalist and College of Science and Engineering Commendee in 2017.

  • EPSRC PhD Scholarship (approx £63,500)

    2015 Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) funded PhD in Computer Science, University of Glasgow (3.5 years).

  • Confucius Institute Scholarship, China

    Won a scholarship after previous Chinese language study. In Summer 2015, I was invited to attend a Language and Culture Exchange at Nankai University in Tianjin, China.

  • MSc Software Development prizes

    Class Prize (£100) - MSc Software Development highest overall grade (21.2 / 22.0).

    Grace Hopper Prize (£100) - MSc Software Development highest achieving female student.

  • SFC MSc Scholarship (£5000)

    2013 Scottish Funding Council (SFC) funded MSc in Software Development, University of Glasgow.