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Department of Computer Science and Technology

Members of the Women@CL network

Women@CL Committee 2023-24

Women@CL is run by the staff and students of the Department of Computer Science and Technology. 

Jessica Man Having completed my MPhil in ACS at Queens' College, I'm now in the first year of my PhD, also at Queens', under the supervision of Prof Anil Madhavapeddy. I have worked in the industry for years, mainly as a software engineer. I am really excited about Women@CL this year: we have a great committee who are keen to provide all the fun, development and support for the network. In my spare time I enjoy running and cooking/baking. I am also taking lessons for golf and harp.


Elizabeth Ho I am a second year undergraduate at Trinity College. I really enjoyed the Women@CL events last year, and am very excited to be contributing to this year's events as the Deputy Chair. In my free time, I like watching anime, playing badminton and reading. Looking forward to a great year ahead!

Deputy Chair

Yuwei Zhang I am a first-year PhD student specializing in machine learning for healthcare, following the completion of my MPhil here last year. Outside of my academic pursuits, I enjoy movies, working out, and photography. I am excited to be on the committee this year and to meet and connect with all of you. 


Eva Ong I am a first-year undergraduate at Newnham College! I am very eager and excited to plan events and organise speakers (and food!!) for all of you! I enjoy reading, photography, dance and poetry and I have spent far too much money at Aromi already. Always open for a coffee and looking forward to the year with Women@CL!

Tech events Co-Chair

Yuting Shang I’m a second year undergraduate at Downing College. In my spare time, I enjoy playing badminton, coding, hanging out with my friends and eating at Yori and Jack’s! I’m excited to be organising Tech talk events this year and to invite interesting speakers!

Tech events Co-Chair
Gracie Zhou I’m Gracie, a second year undergrad from Queens’ College. I took parts in lots of Women @ CL events last year(and enjoyed a lot of cakes!) and is excited to be helping out as a social events co-chair this year! In my spare time, I enjoy playing the french horn, kpop dancing, and cooking! Hope to see you all soon.

Social events Co-Chair

LT Stockmann

Social events Co-Chair

Ines Machado is a Postdoctoral Research Scientist at the University of Cambridge developing artificial intelligence and deep learning techniques for the analysis and interpretation of biomedical data. She is particularly interested in the application of medical imaging and computing technology to improve the diagnosis and stratification of patients with cancer. Her research interests lie at the intersection of big data, machine learning, data science, imaging informatics, and healthcare. Outside of work, she enjoys playing the saxophone.

Oxbridge Conference Co-Chair

Tamisa Ketmalasiri

Oxbridge Conference Co-Chair

Fazilet Gokbudak

GirlsWhoML Co-Chair

Helena Xie I am a postdoc jointly affiliated with the Computer Lab and Judge Business School. My research focuses on applying NLP techniques to the legal domain. This is my fourth year with Women@CL, having held positions including Oxbridge co-chair, Women@CL chair and Treasurer in previous years. Outside of my research, I enjoy camping, baking and gallery crawling.

GirlsWhoML Co-Chair

Alison Dauris I am a second year undergraduate at Robinson College. After having had lots of fun at all the different events - particularly the social events and tech-talks - last year, I am enjoying contributing to this year's events by being media chair. In my free time, I enjoy playing the clarinet in a concert band and playing squash and badminton! Very excited for this coming year!

 Media Chair

Nastasya Anokhina I am a first-year undergraduate at St John’s College, with a keen interest in Machine Learning and AI, particularly in the fields of Natural Language Processing and AI Explainability. In my spare time, I enjoy cycling and going to art galleries and theatre. I am thrilled to be a part of Women@CL this year and am eagerly looking forward to meeting all of you!

Women@CL Representative

Charlotte Magister 

Mentoring & Outreach Co-Chair

Rosie Whitmell I work as an administrator in the Postgraduate office and part of my role is to act as Women@CL Administrator. I also worked for seven years on the main reception desk, so have a wealth of information about the running of the department! I can also help with booking rooms and catering for Women@CL events. In my spare time I like painting, dressmaking, reading and yoga.

Women@CL Administrator

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 Donors

Women@CL cannot thrive without the generous donation from our funding bodies, donors and supporters, we are very grateful for their support:

EPSRC through a network grant, Microsoft Research Cambridge, Intel Cambridge Research, University of Cambridge Computer Laboratory, Newnham College Cambridge, Cambridge-MIT Institute, Oxford Internet Institute, British Computer Society, IBM, Arm and Qualcomm.

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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.