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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!

shutterstockOffice Photo credit: Bilyana Dimitrova

Shutterstock recently invited WICS to their office, where we met some of their engineers. Augustina Ragwitz (Software Engineer), Fotios Lindiakos (Software Engineer), Allan Feid (Infrastructure Engineer) and Julianna Press (UX Designer) took a break from the company’s internal hackathon, Code Rage, to...

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Facebook came to campus recently to give WICS, Society of Women Engineers (SWE), Columbia Data Science Society (CDSS) and the rest of Columbia’s student body a chance to engage with women on Facebook’s tech teams. Two female software engineers, a female data scientist, a...

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Bloomberg Site Visit

Last Friday, WiCS brought a group of, about 20 women, to Bloomberg’s HQ in midtown Manhattan. The students who came ranged from freshman to senior, with backgrounds in Math, Psychology, and Computer Science. Our afternoon trip brought us to Bloomberg’s well known transparent building...

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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 2014-2015!

Emily Pakulski


CC 2016

Amanda Song

Vice President

CC 2017

Mei-Vern Then

Undergraduate Treasurer

CC 2016

Jessica Ouyang

Graduate Treasurer


Eva Sitaridi

Academic Chair

PhD 2015

Samara Trilling

Corporate Co-Chair

CC 2015

Emily Chen

Corporate Co-Chair


Jen Li

Community Co-Chair

SEAS 2015

Anfal Boussayoud

Community Co-Chair

BC 2016

Chaiwen Chou

Publicity Chair

MS 2016

Iris Zhang



Katie Lin

Event Coordinator

SEAS 2016

Hosanna Fuller

Event Coordinator

Barnard 2016

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.

Contact Us

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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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