Save the Date! Tapia 2019 San Diego,CA September 18-21, 2019

2018 Tapia Conference

Roots of Innovation are Interdisciplinary

Friday, September 21, 2018 — 10:30AM - 12:00PM



Interdisciplinary work and backgrounds are sometimes perceived as less ‘serious’ and are undervalued in academic circles. In this panel, we challenge this notion and make the argument that the roots of innovation are interdisciplinary. The panelists will share their learnings and stories of engaging in successful (and at times not so successful) interdisciplinary ventures, how they were able to catalyze collaboration and how the sharing and reuse of insights from multiple areas helped them solve problems. The panel aims at shaping perceptions and increasing awareness of interdisciplinary research in computing.

Panel Moderator:
Bushra Anjum, Amazon
Klara Nahrstedt, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Cathy Wu, UC Berkeley EECS
George Netscher, SafelyYou