Doctoral student awarded at Michigan Celebration of Women in Computing conference

bahreiniTayebeh Bahreini, a computer science Ph.D. student in the Wayne State University College of Engineering, received the Best Poster Award earlier this month at the sixth biennial Michigan Celebration of Women in Computing (MICWIC) conference.

Her project, “Placement of Multi-Component Services in Edge Systems," presented a linear programming model to address challenges with multi-component service in Mobile Edge Computing (MEC), a new concept in cloud computing intended to enhance the capabilities of mobile devices. The goal of her approach was to prove the effectiveness of her component placement method while demonstrating a reduction in computation and communication costs.

Bahreini will receive a scholarship of up to $1,500 towards the cost of attending the 2017 Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing, the world’s largest gathering of women technologists, October 4 through 6 in Orlando, Florida.

The MICWIC conference is an Association for Computing Machinery event that bolsters a nationwide effort to address the alarming decline of American women choosing computer science professions. It focuses attention on the research success, career interests, and challenges for women in computing and information technology.