Computer science, ethics and gender

Decanato - Facoltà di scienze informatiche

Data: 9 Ottobre 2019 / 10:30 - 11:30

USI Lugano Campus, room SI-003, Informatics building (Via G. Buffi 13)

Letizia Jaccheri, Norwegian University of Science and Technology

In these 45 minutes lecture Jaccheri will interact with the students to share her own story as a computer science researcher, teacher, and academic leader and will focus on the ethical and gender issues she had been facing and is still facing.

Some questions she will address to the students:

-           Which is the role of students in research experiments?
-           How can design processes include toddlers?
-           Why and how should we make actions to include more women into CS education and top research positions?
-           How differently do female and male perceive CS?

The students will be invited into a discussion.

Letizia Jaccheri (Ph.D. from Politecnico di Torino, Italy) is Professor at the Department of Computer Science of the Norwegian University of Science and Technology. Jaccheri’s research is on: software engineering; entertainment computing; computational creativity; ICT-enabled social innovation. Jaccheri is the Norwegian representative and Vice President of IFIP TC14 on Entertainment Computing. She has published more than 200 papers in International conferences and journals. She has been teaching courses in software engineering at various levels since 1994. She has supervised PhD students, Post-doctoral students and acted as opponent for national and international defences. From 2015 to April 2018 she was independent director of Reply S.p.A, an IT company with 6000 employees world wide. She has been general chair of IFIP ICEC 2015, co-chair of ACM IDC 2018, and Program Chair of the European Computer Science Summit 2018. She participates to several Horizon 2020 projects, among which INITIATE INnovation through bIg daTa and socIal entrepreneurship; UMI-Sci-Ed Exploiting Ubiquitous Computing, Mobile Computing and the Internet of Things to promote STEM Education; SOCRATIC SOcial CReATive IntelligenCe Platform for achieving Global Sustainability Goals. 
Letizia Jaccheri is passionate about dissemination of computer science and research to the general public and to contribute to recruit female students to computer science and research.

Host: Dr. Monica Landoni & Prof. Marc Langheinrich