Congratulations to CCS computing undergraduate student Dana Nguyen on her well-deserved 2018 Google Lime Scholarship! Recipients of the 2018 Google Lime Scholarship will each receive a scholarship for the 2018-2019 academic year. Selected students will also be invited to attend the annual Google Scholars' Retreat at the Googleplex in Mountain View, California, in Summer 2018. Candidates will also be considered for software engineering internship opportunities with Google. Scholarships will be awarded based on the strength of candidates' academic background and a demonstrated passion for computer science - $10,000 for those studying in the US.
Dana’s computing interests lie in explaining real-world problems by analyzing influences in networks, particularly those of social networks, and using tools to identify user attributes and visualize cascading and persuasive behaviors associated with having an online presence. She was a recurring intern at NASA Ames Research Center and is presently working in the MOMENT Lab with Prof. Elizabeth Belding to detect and prevent gender-based harassment and hate speech in social media. She also collaborates with Ph.D. student Mai ElSherif and Prof. William Wang in this project.