I was selected as one of only 5 females to participate in the second cyber security accelerator HutZero (more details can be found here). HutZero’s programme connects 20 budding UK entrepreneurs with potential co-founders and a broad network of cyber and innovation experts. HutZero is the UK's leading bootcamp designed to transform early stage ideas into workable proposals and potential new businesses. The press release can be found (here).
I was selected as one of 2 recipients of the Department of Computer Science and OxWoCS Grace Hopper Scholarship for 2017. This included registration, transport and food for the week and enabled me to be a mentor for the Open Source Day on the Friday.
As part my team effort with OxWoCS, we were awarded an MPLS Equality and Diversity Award in the Best Team Effort category. We were nominated for the development of successful academic, industrial and social events aimed at supporting and promoting women in Computer Science.
I was awarded the certificiate of good service for my commitment to the ACF. This is a prestigious award handed to a handful of instructors annually.
I was selected as one of 5 global recipients of the Diversity Scholarship in order to attend the VizSec workshop as part of IEEE Vis in Phoenix, Arizona in October 2017.
I was selected as one of 18 global recipients of the first Codess Microsoft Professional Program Sponsorship and was awarded a full scholarship to complete the 6 month Data Science Professional Program (which I completed within 2 weeks). My final certificate can be seen here and each module certificate can be seen here.
I was shortlisted as one of the finalists for the BCS London Hopper Research Spotlight Competition. More details of which can be found here.
I was awarded the best presentation for my work entitled "Extracting Social Structure from Dark Web Forum Metadata" during the third Oxbridge Women in CS Conference. The departmental article can be seen here.
My paper entitled "Extracting Social Structure from Dark Web Forum Metadata" (which can be found here) was awarded the best paper at IARI's "Fifth International Conference on Social Media Technologies, Communication, and Informatics" (SOTICS '15). The award can be seen here.
I have been successfully chosen as one of only 27 posters globally selected as part of the ACM Student Research Competition Final to be held at the Grace Hopper Conference in Texas in October 2015. The abstract for my poster can be found here along with the abstracts for the other finalists.
I have been awarded a full scholarship to attend the Grace Hopper Conference in Houston, Texas from October 14th - 16th 2015. At this conference, I will also be moderating a panel on supporting and creating a women in computing society at university as well as entering the poster competition. My complete speaker profile can be found here.
In June 2015, I was selected as the only students along with 9 UK government officials selected to participate in a US government sponsored exchange program focusing on Cyber Security in September 2015. This was a Cyber Security focused program as part of the prestigious IVLP programme run by the U.S. Department of State which has hosted over 300 previous heads of states (more information can be found here). The program was designed for participants to learn about U.S. efforts to protect digital infrastructure and to ensure the free flow of information, the security and privacy of data, and the integrity of the networks. The program included meeting with U.S. government officials working on cyber policy from a wide range of organizations as well as non-governmental cyber experts, private sector representatives, and academia across the United States.
In August 2015, I was awarded a scholarship to attend the prestigious BlackHat Conference and an EWF scholarship to attend the prestigious conference in Las Vegas. The news article surrounding the scholarship award can be found here.
In May 2015, I was selected as one of two international scholars accepted to participate in the IEEE GREPSEC II workshop. The NSF and CRA-W/CDC sponsored workshop was designed as an informal way of creating a network of female cyber security researchers. It is organised as a pre-workshop for the main IEEE Security and Privacy conference. I was also awarded a travel scholarship to attend the main conference itself.
I was successfully awarded a scholarship to attend the WICYS Conference as the only international student. As part of the conference, I was also accepted into the poster competition and was also selected as a presenter.
In November 2014, I was selected as one of only two students to form the UK delegated for the Canada-UK Colloquium focusing on Cyber Security alongside policy makers, ministers, industry professionals and senior academics to help design Canada and the UK’s latest Cyber Security. The summary of the colloquium can be found here and the report can be found here.
In recognition of my commmitment to increasing the number of women in STEM related subjects and my role as a Widening Participation Mentor, Computer Science Ambassador and a STEM ambassador, I was awarded one of the university's first awards aimed at rewarding dedicated individuals who help introduce a new generation of women to STEM subjects.
In May 2014, I was successful in securing one of three travel scholarships from Europe, the Middle East and Asia to attend the "Hack in the Box" Conference in Amsterdam from 29-30 May 2014. The prize included an all expenses paid trip to the conference in addition to private networking events with Facebook and Google.
In 2008, after my teaching success with Dyfed & Glamorgan ACF, I won the high sherriff award. This was one of only 3 awards for under 25s across the two counties and was awarded in recognition of my achievements within the ACF as well as my instructional ability gained after completing numerous teaching and leadership courses.
In June 2008, after completing 3 grade 8 exams in 18 months, I was successful in being placed one of the top 5 public speakers in the UK (see article online here). In the final competition in October 2014, I came second in the UK and had my certificate presented by Actress Michelle Collins. My success story led to me being invited to form one of the 5 students across the UK chosen to create the new publication material for potential students.
In September 2007, along with a fellow student at St Michael's School, we competed in the Cambridge Union Debating Competition. Despite only recently beginning formal training, we were successful in competing our way into the semi-finals where we were narrowly beaten by Cheltenham Ladies College.