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Department of Computer Science and Technology


Women@CL Committee 2020-21

Women@CL is run by the Computer Lab staff and students. We are:

Huiyuan Xie I am in the final year of my PhD study in natural language processing. This is my second year with Women@CL, having previously held Cambridge co-chair for Oxbridge Women in Computer Science Conference 2020. As the Chair, I work with the committee to plan and organise events, liaise with the department and external sponsors, and represent the society in general.


Ana Dolinar I'm a third-year student at Trinity. I come from Slovenia, and my interests include sports (I love mountaineering and running), I am passionate about the environment and I like playing boardgames. My favourite CS fields are NLP and Data Science.

Deputy Chair

Anna Pesenti I’m a second year undergraduate at Corpus Christi. My favourite hobby obtained during lockdown is playing through my old Wii games – I managed to get five stars in all the songs in Just Dance 2, and have moved onto DDR!


Lorena Qendro

Tech events Co-Chair

Kalya-Jade Butkow

Tech events Co-Chair

Lucie Charlotte Magister I am a first-year PhD student, focusing on the explainability of neural networks such as Graph Neural Networks. In my free time, I enjoy reading, swimming and cooking/baking. I am incredibly excited to be one of your social chairs this year and hope to meet you in person!

Social events Co-Chair

Minseo Kim I'm a second-year undergraduate student at Gonville & Caius. Numerous social events will be held throughout the academic year, so hope to see you all in-person!

Social events Co-Chair

Agnieszka Slowik

Oxbridge Conference Co-Chair

Zheng Yuan

Oxbridge Conference Co-Chair

Zheng Yuan GirlsWhoML Co-Chair

Smita Vijayakumar I'm a PhD student in the Systems Research Group, and I am from India. I worked in the networking industry, and my interests include networks and distributed systems. I used to head WomenWhoGo, India. I am happy to be associated with Women@CL as the Media Chair and the Women@CL Representative for the year 2021.

Media Chair

Smita Vijayakumar

women@CL Representative

Chelsea Edmonds I'm a third year PhD student in the theory group interested in the formalisation of mathematics and its applications to software verification. I'm originally from Australia, and outside of work I love to travel, read, teach, and play the violin. I'm really passionate about diversity and education in STEM, and so am excited to be taking on the mentoring and outreach co-chair role for Women@CL this year!

Mentoring & Outreach Co-Chair

Minja Axelsson I’m a second year PhD student at Clare Hall, researching human-robot interaction. Along my PhD studies I dance, make art and read a lot of sci-fi.

Mentoring & Outreach Co-Chair

Komal Rathi I’m a first year undergraduate student at Newnham. My hobbies include running, playing the guitar, and baking. I’m so excited to be GirlsWhoML co-chair this year! GirlsWhoML Co-Chair

Marketa Green

 women@CL Administrator

Anil Madhavapeddy

Academic Liaison

If you are interested in getting involved with women@CL, please contact us.
For past members and friends of our organisation, please visit the Friends of women@CL page.

Our Events

women@CL events include:

  • Oxbridge Conference - An annual conference that aims to bring together junior and senior female computer scientists at Cambridge and Oxford.
  • Big Sister Little Sister Events - The Big Sister Little Sister programme was formed at the request for informal student-to-student mentoring. Events such as dinners, movie nights, and formal halls provide opportunities for students to socialise.
  • Coffee and cakes - Coffee & cakes offers students a chance to socialise on a regular basis. Bring or buy your own coffee while women@CL provide the chocolate cake.
  • Speaker Lunches - Our women@CL lunch talks provide an opportunity for everyone to network with early-career women role models in research, industry or start-ups. These lunch events are open to all, we provide free lunch including chocolate cake, and our attendance is high with the approximate split of 50-50 between women and men.

Local Mailing Lists

women@CL have a mailing list through, and members of the list can send and receive mail that is relevant to women working in computing. For more information, please go to our mailing list page.

WICR Mailing List

To stay informed anyone can subscribe to the WICR mailing list. The aim of this list is to disseminate information about activities that celebrate, inform or support women in the UK who are, or plan to be, engaged in computing research or academic leadership. To join the WICR list send email to with SUBSCRIBE WICR in the body, or go to
Anyone who wants to launch a discussion is welcome to do so by inviting responses privately, then summarising to the list. For now, the list is unmoderated, and archives are public on the jiscmail website to provide a handy reference. For queries about the list please contact us.