Khalia Braswell, INTech
Khalia Braswell is the Founder and Executive Director of INTech Camp for Girls, a nonprofit whose mission is to inform and inspire girls to innovate in the technology industry. To date, INTech has reached girls in North Carolina, South Carolina, and Oakland. Khalia earned her Bachelors of Science Degree in Computer Science from North Carolina State, and her Masters of Science in Human Computer Interaction from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. Khalia most recently worked as a User Experience Designer at Apple, Inc.
Dr. Bushra Anjum, Amazon
Dr. Bushra Anjum is a software and research engineer at Amazon, Inc in San Luis Obispo. She has expertise in Agile Software Development for large scale distributed systems with special emphasis on system design and development for highly-scalable, fault-tolerant systems. Originally a Fulbright scholar from Pakistan, Dr. Anjum has international teaching and mentoring experience and served in academia for five years before joining industry. She worked at the Missouri University of Science & Technology as an Assistant Teaching Professor and took the lead on underrepresented and female students’ recruitment and retention, securing funding from CRA-W/CDC to host a Distinguished Lecture Series. Before that she served as an Assistant Professor at the Computer Science department of National University of Computer & Emerging Sciences, Lahore, Pakistan. She received a B.Sc. degree in Computer Science in 2005, Summa Cum Laude, from National University of Computer and Emerging Sciences, Pakistan. She received her M.Sc. degree in Computer Science in 2007, maintaining rank 1 in a batch of 250 students and earning the gold medal, from Lahore University of Management Sciences, Pakistan. She completed the Ph.D. degree in Computer Science from North Carolina State University (NCSU) in 2012, advised by IEEE Fellow Dr. Harry Perros. She also completed a one year Certificate of Accomplishment in Teaching Curriculum. Dr. Anjum represents Pakistan at the GlobalTechWomen organization and is an advocate of diversity and female participation in STEM. She currently volunteers and is a mentor at ACM MentorNet, ABI Educational Advisory Board, Empowering Leadership Alliance, LeanIn.org, Computing beyond the Double Blind’s Mentoring Network and The Citizens Foundation. She has authored scholarly papers in the areas of Performance Evaluation and Quality of Service (QoS) Prediction/Provisioning for Networks, Data Science and Big Data Analytics.