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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!


Our March General Body Meeting was held on Thursday in Lerner 568. As people gathered into the room, we all wrote down one thing that we were scared about and one thing that we accomplished. Each note was folded up and put into a cup. As...

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This past Tuesday we had a panel discussion with women data engineers and data scientists to learn more about what they do, the difference between data engineering and data science, and whether the industry might be a good fit for some. The panelists included: Lory Nunez,...

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At our last general body meeting, we all gathered into a circle to open up the floor to our members. Looking for possible event ideas as well as how WiCS can better serve the CS community, the group came up with a few ideas on events for the current 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 2017-2018!

Julia Di


SEAS 2018

Cindy Xiao

Vice President

SEAS 2018

Umaima Ansari

Operations Chair

BC 2019

Yuxuan Mei


SEAS 2019

Erica Ho

Publicity Chair

BC 2019

Supriya Khandekar

Corporate Chair

BC 2019

Angel Maredia

Corporate Chair

SEAS 2018

Xiao Lim

Corporate Chair

SEAS (MS) 2019

Lucille Sui

Corporate Chair

BC 2019

Jihye Kwon

Academic Chair


Serina Chang

Academic Chair

CC 2019

Dorrie Tang

Community Chair

SEAS 2020

Navie Narula

Community Chair

SEAS(MS) 2018

Angelina Lam

Community Chair

BC 2019

Haley So

Social Media Blogger & Diversity Co-Chair

SEAS 2020

Daria Forde

Event Coordinator & Diversity Co-Chair

BC 2020

Tahsina Saosun

Event Coordinator

BC 2019

Joanne Kim

Event Coordinator

BC 2018

Kiyun Kim

Event Coordinator

BC 2018

Aysha Qureshi

Event Coordinator

BC 2018

Nicole Gomez

Event Coordinator

BC 2020

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 Weekly Meetings to plan and discuss 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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