Contact:

Email: dsaha AT albany DOT edu
Office: BA 312
Mail: LI 84A
Phone: (518) 442-5082

Services

Program Committee Member:

IEEE DySPAN 2015
IEEE GoSMART (GlObal Trends in Smart Cities) 2012, 2013, 2014
Rocky Mountain Celebration of Women in Computing 2012
Panels and Workshops Committee of Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing 2010, 2015

Teaching for Outreach:

  • April 2012: Sparkfun Lilypad Kit Tutorial for "CU in CS" Workshop: Instructor for the two hour long hands-on activity for high school students and open option students. Used Sparkfun Lilypad Kit to sew with conducting thread and connect batteries to LEDs, which light up to show the flow of current. The slides of the workshop are available here.
  • June 2011: Taught a CS course for underrepresented students: Instructor for a Computer Science course for Middle School students, which was supported by a grant from CU Diversity and Excellence office. Used playing techniques to help them understand searching algorithm. Helped them program Scribbler Robots with a GUI interface. At the end of 2 hour course, the attendees were able to program the robot to play a musical note, draw the first letter of their name and blink LEDs. They also got familiar with loops in the program. The description of the course is available here.
  • February 2011: Visited local High School to educate students about Computer Science: Participated in Computer Science Education Week by visiting Peak to Peak High School and talking to the students about various opportunities available in Computer Science. The slides used for this purpose are available here.

Chair of CUWIC:

As the chair of ACM-W Chapter of CU Women in Computing (CUWIC) since 2010, I got an opportunity to create a platform in CU to share information about technical, social, networking, and academic opportunities available for women in Computing. Along with other CUWIC officers, I organized a variety of events from social gatherings like breakfast and lunch to formal panels and workshops for high school students that helped make the community stronger over the years. The CUWIC website includes some of the events organized by the group.