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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:

Ana Dolinar I’m a Masters student at Trinity (having previously completed my undergrad at Cambridge as well), specialising in Natural Language Processing. I come from Slovenia, and in my free time I love to do a variety of sports (from running and swimming to mountaineering). This is already my third year on the Women@CL committee. This year, in the role of the Chair, I work with the committee to oversee the organisation of technical, social and other events. I also represent the society in liaising with the department, sponsors, and other collaborators.


He Yu I am a fourth-year (Part III) student at Murray Edwards College. As the Deputy Chair, I work with the Chair closely to coordinate with the committee in planning and organising events. I have a huge passion for Himalayan cultures, and you would see me hunting for momos in my free time. My research interests focus on geometric/graph deep learning and I am more than excited to learn more! 

Deputy Chair

Huiyuan Xie I am a final year PhD in natural language processing in the Computer Lab and Research Assistant in the Judge Business School. This is my third year with Women@CL, having previously held the Cambridge co-chair for Oxbridge Women in CS conference 2020 and the Chair of Women@CL for 2021/22. Outside of the lab I enjoy camping, hiking and baking. I am a huge fan of musicals and specialty coffee.


Kalya-Jade Butkow

Tech events Co-Chair

Zhiyi Liu

Tech events Co-Chair
Komal Rathi I’m a second year undergraduate at Newnham. I enjoy running, baking and playing the guitar in my free time. I am very excited to be one of the Social Chairs this year, and am looking forward to meeting many of you our social events!

Social events Co-Chair

Ria Mundhra Hiya! I am Ria, a second year undergrad from Downing College. Outside my degree, I love to dance (I’m the current president of the uni Bollywood Dance Troupe), play for my college frisbee team, go climbing/bouldering, and go hiking! I also love cooking and curling up with a good book, tv series, or crochet project on the weekends. I am very excited to be organising events this year as one of your W@CL Social Chairs!

Social events Co-Chair

Charlotte Magister Hi, my name is Charlotte and I am on of the Oxbridge Conference chairs this year. This is my second year on the Women@CL committee and I am incredibly excited to be part of organising the Oxbridge conference this year. I had a great time at it last year! Besides being part of Women@CL, I am a 2nd Year PhD student in Professor Lio’s group. My research focuses on the explainability of graph neural networks.

Oxbridge Conference Co-Chair

Fazilet Gokbudak

Oxbridge Conference Co-Chair

Jino Osmani I'm a second-year undergraduate student at Emmanuel. In my free time I enjoy watching tv-shows, hanging out with frineds, playing Cello and working out. So excited to be on the committee this year !

Oxbridge Conference Co-Chair

Jessica Monteith I am currently an MPhil at Queens, hoping to specialise in Computer Security and Cybercrime. This is my first year at Cambridge! So much to learn being a student again. I have worked in the industry for many years, mainly as a software engineer, tech lead and engineer manager. I am really excited about the Oxbridge conference this year, I have been to a few tech conferences in the past and enjoyed the experience every single time. In my spare time I enjoy running and cooking/baking. I am also taking lessons for golf and harp.

Oxbridge Conference Co-Chair

Sarah Zhao I am an MPhil student at Churchill College with an interest in interpretable ML methods and am incredibly excited to be a GirlsWhoML Co-Chair this year! Feel free to reach out if you have ideas for the event, want to get involved, or would just like to chat! 

GirlsWhoML Co-Chair

Imane Iraoui

GirlsWhoML Co-Chair

Minja Axelsson I'm a 3rd year PhD student in the Affective Intelligence and Robotics lab. I work on robots for well-being. I'm excited to be Women@CL Media Chair for 2022-23!

Media Chair

Rini Banerjee

Women@CL Representative

Faustyna Krawiec 

Mentoring & Outreach Co-Chair

Mala Virdee Mala is a second year PhD student in the Machine Learning group, and is part of the AI4ER CDT. Her research uses machine learning to study societal risks posed by future extreme weather events under climate change.

Mentoring & Outreach Co-Chair

Rosie Whitmell

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 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.