Workshop Women in Computer Science and Engineering: From bits to gigabytes

Workshop Women in Computer Science and Engineering
From bits to gigabytes
21 and 22 October 2022 - in person


The School of Computer Science and Electronic Engineering (CSEE) of the University of Essex in UK holds a Bronze Athena Swan chapter award, expressing the institution's commitment to support gender equality in STEMM careers (science, technology, engineering, maths and medicine). The Athena Swan Charter was created in the UK and has spread globally as a framework to support and transform gender equality within higher education and research.

In a project financed by the British Council, professionals from the School of CSEE of the University of Essex are sharing their experiences in promoting gender equality in order to facilitate the development of knowledge and policy to support women’s career progression and development at the Computer Science (CS) groups of two Brazilian partners: ITA and UNIFESP.

A first joint workshop in May 2022 presented and discussed experiences related to "Women in Computer Science" careers in the UK and Brazil. This second workshop will broaden the audience and is collocated with the I International Conference on Women in STEAM, on 21 and 22 of October, 2022. The professionals will expose their professional careers and their experiences in initiatives related to fostering Women in computer science and engineering. Similar projects financed by the British Council will also be presented.

We have 100 spots for the second workshop and invite interested public to subscribe themselves at the following link until September 30th, 2022:


Women in STEM initiatives At UoE, ITA and UNIFESP




Professor Fasli, a computer scientist with a background in artificial intelligence, data science and big data, is Executive Director of the Faculty of Science and Health at the University of Essex in the UK and UNESCO Chair in Analytics and Data Science (with support from the ITA). In 2014, she founded the Institute for Analytics and Data Science in Essex, and in 2020, she was included in the top ten female data science leaders list by leading science and technology website

Professor Ana Carolina Lorena is a computer scientist with specialization in artificial intelligence, machine learning and data science. Since 2018, she has been an Associate Professor at the Instituto Tecnológico de Aeronáutica, in the Computer Science Division (IEC). She has an h-factor of 24 in the Scopus database and 31 in the Google Academics platform, is CNPq productivity grantee and author of 54 journal articles. She is co-author of the book "Artificial Intelligence: a Machine Learning approach" (in Portuguese), winner of the 2012 Jabuti award in the Technology and Informatics category.