NAME: Zainab Aamir EDUCATION (What and where): Ph.D. in Computer Science – Stony Brook University, Undergraduate in Computer Science from Lahore University of Management Sciences(LUMS) RESEARCH INTERESTS: Software and system security, programming languages CURRENT RESEARCH: (What do you study and what are the implications of that work?): Working on regular expressions in programming languages and how they can be exploited, how to resolve the Regular Expression Denial of Service Attack FUTURE GOALS: To play my part in fixing some security vulnerabilities, especially for developers, and creating more secure programs and software.
In honor of the women who fed and housed us before we were even born, we are turning Mother’s Day into Mother’s Week! For the rest of the week we will be posting about the amazing women at SBU who research all day and raise children all night. Our first STEM Mom is Taylor Medwig-Kinney, whose research on cell fate determination and development can help humans better understand evolution and how disease affects development.
Hello readers! It’s my turn to sit in the hot seat and let you know a little bit more about me. So say hello to me, Mikaela, the blog and web administrator for this site! While blogging is my night job, my daytime hours are spent in the lab developing energy storage materials. When I’m not working, I love to go horseback riding, practice acroyoga, and read high fantasy novels.
Back in October, we had a meeting on the 11th to celebrate International Day of the Girl. While snacking on brie-stuffed strawberries and arancini, we conversed about our experiences of being women in science. We discussed statistics, sexism from peers and professors, the people that have helped us get so far, and the ones who still do. While our experiences were diverse, we were all in agreement on one thing – how beneficial it is to see other successful women in science. Whether it’s a family member, a teacher, or a celebrity, we could all think of a woman that inspired us. They are someone to point to when we are told that ‘girls aren’t good at science’ until we become that woman ourselves.
Say Hello to Caitlyn – our event coordinator, twitter wrangler, and resident expert on how to survive Minnesota in the winter. As a part of our new ‘Meet the Executive Board’ series, we’ll – and by we I mean the blogger, Hi! Hello! – we’ll be showcasing each member of the board, interview style.