Women in CSE

Student Video Profile Series
March 16, 2020

Sayde King
USF Computer Science & Engineering Ph.D. student and USF WICSE member Sayde King wants to use the technical skills she’s learned at USF to start her career in a federal agency. Learn more about her path to USF and her experience in her doctoral program in this video student profile.

My Nguyen
USF Computer Science and Engineering alumna My Nguyen currently works at Citi as a software engineer in Tampa. Hear her thoughts on her time in her undergraduate program in this recent video feature.

Meryem Berrada
A USF Computer Science and Engineering master’s alumna and Nielsen Emergent Leaders 2015-2017 member, Meryem Berrada is currently a director of engineering at Nielsen. Learn how her grad and undergrad programs at USF helped prepare her for the various tech industry positions she’s held over the years.

Persistence Key to Achieving Success
October 9, 2019
Not giving up and persevering in solving a problem or overcoming obstacles is a trait that can sometimes make the difference in achieving engineering success, whether it is called upon in the workplace or classroom.

Leading the Way for Others
October 9, 2019
As Meryem Berrada achieves her own professional success, she is committed to encouraging and supporting other women to succeed in technology careers, especially in computer science.

Building Success Through Empowerment
September 27, 2019
When My Nguyen was deciding where to study computer engineering, the University of South Florida (USF) College of Engineering was an easy choice for her to make after graduating from high school in nearby New Port Richey.

Leveraging a PhD into a Boundary Pushing Career
September 27, 2019
Improvements in memory and storage capabilities of integrated circuit chips and other components have moved the power of 20th Century mainframe computers into portable and relatively inexpensive consumer devices of the 21st Century, such as smartphones and tablets.

Fighting Cybercrime with Engaging Content
September 27, 2019
With a talent for writing and an interest in technology, Natalie Koly combines knowledge and skills gained through earning her BSIT from the College of Engineering in 2018 and her 2015 BA in Mass Communications from The Zimmerman School of Advertising & Mass Communications to promote cybersecurity and build a rewarding career for herself.

Using Computer Engineering to Support Financial Bottom Lines
September 27, 2019
The term “fintech,” for finance technology, refers to using data science to manage money and assets and help businesses, especially those in the financial industry, provide better customer service. It is a fast-growing field in need of computer engineering graduates like Evelyn Almeyda, who earned her BSCpE at the University of South Florida College of Engineering

Finding the Right Challenge
September 27, 2019
University of South Florida Business undergraduate Bhavika Shah came to a realization after completing a business calculus course. “I wanted more,” said Shah, who ultimately earned her Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering

Driving Toward an Autonomous Future
September 27, 2019
The development of autonomous modes of transportation is a trend Sara Savitz is onboard with as she earns her master’s degree in Computer Engineering.

Deciphering the Meaning of Infant Facial Expression
September 27, 2019
One of the biggest mysteries in dealing with infants is figuring out what they are communicating to people, long before the child has acquired language skills.

Applying Lessons Learned to the Digital Workplace
September 27, 2019
Since graduating with a Computer Science bachelor’s degree and then landing a position as a software engineer with Google, Lily Tang says she is learning at the outset of her career some of the ways working in industry differs from her undergraduate experience.