Thursday, January 15, 2009

Progress & Updates

2008 just flew by and given my crazy schedule over the past few months, I've been neglecting my blog a little. At any rate, I wanted to summarize my progress over the past year. Some neat things happened, including:
  • being awarded a NSERC/MITACS Industrial Postgraduate Scholarship
  • completing three interesting projects during my internship
  • getting two papers published, one of which is in a top database conference
  • working on a patent application
  • being invited to the 2008 Google Workshop for Women Engineers in San Jose
  • winning a Google Global Community Scholarship in recognition of my service work in the School of Computing Science/WICS
So what's in store for me this year? Well, I've already blogged a little about my thesis. I'm working hard on that now, but I will also take one course (CMPT 881, Algorithms for Large Datasets). I'm wrapping up my internship and getting ready to graduate...and thinking a lot about What Comes Next.


sunayana said...

That's so awesome! Sounds like you had an amazing year. Very inspiring :)

Kate said...

:D Aw, thanks for saying so! I can't wait to see what's in store for you too! And those future blog posts. :D