Grad Member Spotlight: Siobahn Day

siobahnd-0144-crop-2Siobahn Day

PhD student, Computer Science

North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University

Siobahn has been a member of SWE since 2009. She joined SWE while working on her masters of science in Information Science at North Carolina Central University. Since starting her PhD, she has been an active outreach volunteer, participating in events such as Engineer Like a Girl and Black Girls Code. She maintains a website with more of her involvement:

Siobahn has been awarded one of the Google Travel grants to attend We16 in Philadeplia. She was also awarded outstanding graduate researcher by her department at NC A&T State University. Siobahn currently serve as a NASA Datanaut and is a recent 40 under 40 honoree by North Carolina Central University. Congratulations, Siobahn, on all you’ve accomplished! Keep up the great work!

What is your degree program (MS/PhD, department)? When do you expect to graduate?

I am a second year PhD student in Computer Science. My expected graduation date is May 2018.

Give a brief explanation of your research.
I have developed the concept of Adversarial Authorship as a means of preserving author anonymity. I’m currently developing and evaluating an Interactive Evolutionary Computation for Adversarial Authorship which allows users to conceal their writing style. In Adversarial Authorship, authors are provided an AuthorWeb which allows them to see graphically how their writing style compares with others in the AuthorWeb.
What do you hope to do with your degree? What are your career goals?
I hope to be able to continue my research upon graduation and possibly become an influencer in the domain of public policy. I’d like to see laws advance in regards to technology. My career goal is to become a faculty member where I hope to be an educator and encourager for those seeking the roads less traveled.
What are some of your hobbies? What do you do in your free time?
In my free time I enjoy exercising, reading, and spending time with my family.
What’s a fun fact about you?
I love cooking and learning new recipes.

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