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Membership is open to all students of the Columbia University community.


Gender Equality

WiCS aims to bring together women and men who support the advancement of women in computer science in academia and in industry.

Support for New Majors

We support and encourage prospective computer science majors and provide direction and assistance to current computer science students.


Our network connects women undergraduates, graduate students, postdocs and faculty to a social community, mentorship, professional opportunities and each other.


Find out more about what we've been up to
and keep up with news and events by visiting our blog!

On February 15, WiCS and Google collaborated to present an intimate discussion about Imposter Syndrome for the CS community at Columbia. Several Columbia alumni returned to campus to give an informal presentation about their imposter syndrome experiences at school and at Google. It was incredibly informative and motivating to hear...

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Internships 1004!

Nov 18, 2016

On November 18th, WICS had our annual internship information session, Internships 1004. We had four panelists: Melody Ju, Angel Maredia, Miles Hilton, and Emily Chen, who interned at Microsoft, Facebook, Goldman Sachs, and Meetup, respectively, with Cindy as moderator. Our panelists shared valuable insight about the application process, the interview...

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On November 16th, Two Sigma hosted an interview workshop in the CS Open Space. Students from all four undergraduate and the graduate schools came for presentation of all the tips and tricks for a successful interview. The Two Sigma engineers also graciously one-on-one looked over the resumes of students and...

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We are able to do what we do with the help of our generous sponsors.

  • Organize a Site Visit

    We organize tours, tech talks and (of course) lunches at the offices of the best companies in Manhattan. If your company would like to set up a site visit with us,
    send us a note.

  • Co-host an event with WICS

    We welcome any collaborative event, from tech talks to study breaks! If you would like to sponsor an event on Columbia's campus to connect students with opportunities at your company, raise awareness about the cool things you're doing, hold mock interview sessions or just have coffee and cupcakes with us, let us know.

  • Attend our Networking Event

    Every year in early April, we host a networking dinner for Columbia women in computer science, alumni, and corporate guests. We would be happy to have you too, whether as a sponsor or an invited guest!

  • Sponsor WiCS

    WiCS hosts a number of academic and social events throughout the school year, including lunches with faculty, study breaks, and mentorship activities. We also try to send as many students as possible to the Grace Hopper Conference. If you are interested in sponsoring one of these events or providing scholarships to Grace Hopper, definitely get in touch!

  • Open Job Positions

    Do you have a job you would like to broadcast to our members? Please visit our LinkedIn group and post the job as a discussion.

  • Support
    in CS!

Our Executive Board

Meet the current board of 2015-2016!

Cherie Luo


BC 2017

Emily Chen

Vice President


Katie Lin


SEAS 2016

Iris Zhang

Operations Chair

MS 2017

Julia Di

Co-Corporate Chair

SEAS 2018

Alyssa Lee

Co-Corporate Chair

CC 2018

Miles Hilton

Community Chair

CC 2017

Cindy Xiao

Community Chair

SEAS 2018

Supriya Khandekar

Community Chair

BC 2019

Melody Ju

Academic Chair

PHD 2019

Chaiwen Chou

Publicity Chair

MS 2016

Umaima Ansari

Event Coordinator

BC 2019

Joanne Kim

Event Coordinator

BC 2018

Angel Maredia

Event Coordinator

SEAS 2018

Yuxuan Mei

Event Coordinator

SEAS 2019

Erica Ho

Event Coordinator

BC 2019

And special thanks to our

Faculty Advisors

Julia Hirschberg

Percy K. and Vida L. W. Hudson Professor of CS

CS Department Chair & Director of the Speech Lab

Tal Malkin

Associate Professor of CS

Director of the Cryptography Lab

Kathy McKeown

Henry and Gertrude Rothschild Professor of CS

Director of the Institute for Data Sciences & Engineering

The WiCS Board holds biweekly meetings to plan upcoming events and programs.


Upcoming WiCS events.

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Women in Computer Science
Columbia University
450 Computer Science Building,
1214 Amsterdam Ave.
New York, NY 10027

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