N2Women Panel Discussion (Hybrid) and Dinner Meeting (in-person)

We are pleased to invite you to the N2Women event at MobiCom 2021 in New Orleans. This year’s event will feature a panel discussion that will be held in hybrid from 6:30PM to 7:30PM CT followed by dinner and mentorship discussions (for in-person attendees) with top researchers in the MobiCom community from 7:30PM to 9PM CT.

Date: Tuesday, March 29th 2022 at 6:30pm – 9pm CT
Venue: Royal Sonesta in New Orleans (and Zoom)
Please RSVP here
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Panel Discussion on “Recipes For A Fulfilling Research Experience”

Our distinguished panelists include:

Carlee Joe-Wong (Associate Professor, Carnegie Mellon University)
Carlee Joe-Wong is the Robert E. Doherty Associate Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Carnegie Mellon University. She received her A.B. degree (magna cum laude) in Mathematics, and M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in Applied and Computational Mathematics, from Princeton University in 2011, 2013, and 2016, respectively. Her research interests lie in the optimization of networked systems, including applications of machine learning and pricing to data and computing networks. From 2013 to 2014, she was the Director of Advanced Research at DataMi, a startup she co-founded from her research on mobile data pricing. She received the NSF CAREER award in 2018 and the ARO Young Investigator award in 2019.

Dr. Shubham Jain (Assistant Professor, Stony Brook University)
Shubham Jain is an Assistant Professor in the Computer Science Department at Stony Brook University. Her research interests lie at the intersection of smart environments and cyber-physical systems (CPS), particularly in building software and architectural support for enabling large-scale analytics on pervasive sensing devices. Her research has enabled ubiquitous devices to expand their role and innovate new services, ranging from large-scale video analytics to pedestrian safety. She is also interested in using wearable sensors for enabling low-cost scalable monitoring of health parameters.

Dr. Bhuvana Krishnaswamy (Assistant Professor, University of Wisconsin-Madison)
Bhuvana Krishnaswamy is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering of the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She obtained her MS and Ph.D. in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Georgia Institute of Technology. Her research interests are in wireless communication and low-power wide area networks.

Dr. Mary Baker (Additive, HP Inc., USA)
Mary Baker is an Architect in Computational Design for Additive at HP Inc. in Palo Alto. Her research has covered a broad range of areas including mobile systems and applications, physical affordances for IoT privacy, digital preservation, authentication, and design workflows for additive manufacturing. Before joining HP she was on the faculty of the computer science department at Stanford University where she led the MosquitoNet and Mobile People Architecture projects and graduated 7 Ph.D. students. She has received a Sloan Foundation Fellowship, an Okawa Foundation Grant, and an NSF CAREER Award. She is an ACM Distinguished Engineer, a Senior Member of the IEEE, a founding member of the editorial board for IEEE Pervasive Computing, and a member of the DARPA Information Science and Technology Study Group.

Mentorship Dinner

Interact in small groups with top researchers in the community during dinner (7:30-9pm) in Ballroom Fleur de Lis AB. Our distinguished mentors include:

Victor Bahl, Microsoft Mary Baker, HP
Suman Banerjee, UW-Madison Shubham Jain, Stony Brook University
Carlee Joe-Wong, CMU Bhuvana Krishnaswamy, UW-Madison
VP Nguyen, University of Texas at Arlington Chunyi Peng, Purdue University
Francesco Restuccia, Northeastern University Elahe Soltanaghai, UIUC
Deepak Vasisht, UIUC

Travel Grant Application

To apply for a travel grant, the student applicant should send following materials to n2women2021mobicom@gmail.com.

1. The student’s CV including country of origin and country of residence
2. An application letter which includes:

  • The title of accepted MobiCom work (conference/workshop paper, poster or demo, etc), if the student is an author
  • A brief summary of the student research interests and accomplishments to date
  • A brief description of the areas reflected in the MobiCom program that would impact the student’s research
  • A statement about why the conference attendance is important to the student
3. A recommendation letter from the advisor of the student applicant. The letter should provide the following:

  • A confirmation that the student is enrolled in a full-time PhD/M.S./B.S. program and is in good academic standing
  • An indication about how the student applicant would benefit from attending MobiCom 2021.
  • A statement of financial commitment to pay the remainder of the student applicants' travel/registration costs not covered by the grant.

The advisor’s letter should be sent to n2women2021mobicom@gmail.com directly by the advisor.

Selection Criteria

Grant recipients will be selected based on several criteria including potential to contribute to broadening participation at N2Women and MobiCom, potential to benefit from attending the conference, financial need and paper/poster/demo authorship. Priority will be given to women and other underrepresented communities as well as first-time attendees.

Application Submission Deadline   

December 25, 2021 23:59 CT

Grant Award Notification

December 28, 2021

Deadline to Accept the Grant

December 30, 2021


For any questions regarding the N2Women event and the travel grant application, please contact the N2Women event co-chairs at n2women2021mobicom@gmail.com.

Available Travel Grants

Funding for the N2Women travel grants, as well as for the N2Women Young Researcher Fellowship, has been graciously provided by Meta, Google, and ACM SIGMOBILE. As detailed below, two different types of grants are available; each application will be considered for all available travel grants provided that the eligibility criteria are met.

N2Women/Meta GeoDiversity Young Scholar program

This new program offers multiple travel grants (up to $2000) to students from under-represented country/regions to attend MobiCom 2021 (or one of the upcoming N2Women supported conferences in the case of travel difficulties due to COVID-19).

N2Women is pleased to announce the N2Women/Meta GeoDiversity Young Scholar program that aims to foster networking and leadership opportunities to geo-diverse young researchers. The program is supported by the Meta Networking team (https://research.fb.com/teams/networking/). The goal is to promote participation in conferences of young researchers/students in countries historically under-represented in our research community, and help them create networking events in their home country.

Eligibility for N2Women/Meta GeoDiversity Young Scholar program travel grants: non-US female students from under-represented countries.

N2Women Regular Travel Grants

N2Women is pleased to offer additional travel grants for MobiCom 2021 to broaden participation of female students from universities traditionally underrepresented at MobiCom. Note that these grants are different from the N2Women Young Researcher Fellowship Award.

The travel grant (up to $1000) is available to all full-time students (inside and outside of US); priority will be given to women and other underrepresented communities as well as first-time attendees).

N2Women Young Researcher Fellowship

(The deadline for this fellowship is passed)

N2Women is pleased to announce the continuation of our N2Women Young Researcher Fellowship awards. N2Women considers you a young researcher if you are currently a student, working as a postdoc, or in the 1st or 2nd year of your new research career. These awards will partially cover a young researcher’s travel cost (up to $1000) to a meeting where an N2Women event will be held. In exchange, the young researcher must help organize the N2Women meeting at the conference. The benefit of doing the organization, in addition to travel funds, is for the young researcher to connect with the organizers of the conference who are, typically, leaders in the research field. We will arrange for a faculty or research member of N2Women to assist/mentor the young researcher in this task.

Support for these N2Women Young Researcher Fellowship awards has been generously provided by ACM SIGMOBILE, ACM SIGCOMM, IEEE ComSoc, IEEE CS TCCC, Meta, Microsoft Research, HP Labs and Google Research.

To apply for a fellowship or for more information, please see: http://n2women.comsoc.org/ and click the Fellowships link.

The deadline for applications for ACM MobiCom is ***December 25, 2021***