Broader Impacts:

Open Access Deep Learning Lectures

I have made all materials and lectures of my newly-designed Foundations of Deep Learning course publicly available on YouTube. Online lectures have been viewed more than 45,000. Watch Lectures Here.

Rising Stars in Machine Learning

I am leading a call from the University of Maryland Center for Machine Learning inviting graduate students and postdocs pursuing academic careers in machine learning to apply to its “Rising Stars in ML” program. Women, Blacks, Hispanics, Native Americans, LGBTQA+ and persons living with disabilities are currently underrepresented in the field of computer science. The goal of this program is to support machine learning researchers from these underrepresented groups as they pursue new scientific discoveries and academic opportunities. Read More.

Summer REU for Undergraduate Students

The CS department at UMD hosts an annual NSF-funded REU program whose goal is to bridge between the theory and other disciplines within the computer science and engineering. I am one of the faculty organizers of this program, mentoring 12 undergraduate students including six female students in Summers of 2019-2021. My REU teams have worked on sample likelihood computation for modern generative models such as GANs. Read More.

AI4ALL Camps for High School Students

I have served as one of the faculty organizers of summer AI camps at UMD in 2019-2021 for high school students in collaborations with the AI4ALL organization as well as Maryland Center for Women in Computing (MCWIC). The goal of this camp is to create an inclusive and diverse field of AI by targeting and serving high school students from underrepresented communities. In these camps, we have had 35 high school participants among which 25 are women and 15 are underrepresented minorities. Read More.

Tech + Research: Welcoming Women to Computing Research

I have been one of the organizers of the Tech+ Research program in Fall 2019 and 2021 at UMD. This program is a workshop to engage undergraduate women in computing areas specially AI. This is a joint program with Technica. I had six women students in my team who worked on understanding deep generative models such as GANs. Read More.