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ITM Students Mili Singh was awarded the ACM-W Scholarship to attend the ACM RIIT Conference

A research paper written by Yong Zheng (ITM faculty/senior lecturer), Mili Singh (ITM student) and Mayur Agnani (ITM student) has been accepted to the Conference on Research in Information Technology. It is as cited below:

Yong Zheng, Mayur Agnani, Mili Singh. “Identifying Grey Sheep Users By The Distribution of User Similarities In Collaborative Filtering”. Proceedings of The 6th ACM Conference on Research in Information Technology (RIIT), Rochester, NY, USA, October, 2017

Mili Singh earned the ACM-W Scholarship to attend the RIIT conference.

ACM-W provides support for women undergraduate and graduate students in Computer Science and related programs to attend research conferences. This exposure to the CS research world can encourage a student to continue on to the next level (Undergraduate to Graduate, Masters to Ph.D., Ph.D. to an industry or academic position). The student does not have to present a paper at the conference she attends.

The ACM-W scholarships are divided between scholarships of up to $600 for intra-continental conference travel, and scholarships of up to $1200 for intercontinental conference travel. Scholarship applications are evaluated in 6 groups each year, in order to distribute awards across a range of conferences.

ACM-W encourages the student’s home department to match the scholarship award and recognize the student’s achievement locally within their department. In addition, if the award is for attendance at one of several ACM special interest group conferences (SIGACCESS, SIGACT, SIGARCH, SIGCOMM, SIGCHI, SIGCSE, SIGDA, SIGECOM, SIGEVO, SIGGRAPH, SIGHPC, SIGIR, SIGITE, SIGMM, SIGMOBILE, SIGOPS, SIGPLAN, and SIGSOFT) the SIG will provide complementary conference registration and a mentor during the conference. The number of free registrations available varies from SIG to SIG.

To learn more about the ACM-W scholarship, visit: https://women.acm.org/scholarships/