gmoren at seas dot upenn dot edu ⋅ Resume
Gaby Moreno César
I am a senior in the Digital Media Design (DMD) program at the University of Pennsylvania. DMD is an interdisciplinary major in the School of Engineering and Applied Science with coursework in computer science, design, and human factors.
My interests lie in the field of human-computer interaction, social computing, online collaboration, information visualization, and computer science outreach targeting youth and women.
Since my first year at UPenn, I have worked in collaboration with the Computer and Information Sciences department on developing programs that will promote and retain women in computer science (WiCS). This includes increasing the number of fully sponsored members we send to the annual Grace Hopper Conference for Women in Computing, running our high school outreach programs, and most recently the founding of a WiCS themed college dorm floor.
For my senior research project, I am building a special-interest social network for WiCS groups in schools around the nation called WiCS University. My goal is to test design strategies and interaction techniques that will enable WiCS groups to share, learn and build relationships with each other.
University of Pennsylvania
BSE in Digital Media Design (expected May 2013)
Computer Science - Natural Language Processing, Operating Systems, Databases, Computer Graphics I & II, Social Web Systems, Algorithms, Data Structures
Design - Web Independent Study (current), Information Visualization, Advanced Graphic Design & Typography, Web Design
Human Factors - Cognitive Neuroscience, Perception, Brand Management
Human-computer interaction, social computing, online collaboration and communities, youth and women computer science outreach, computer science education, and information visualization.
VMware, MTS Platform User Experience Intern
Palo Alto, CA (June - August 2012)
Conducted needfinding analysis of system administrator use of cloud management software
Designed new cluster management flows from scratch and evaluated usability
Poster: Gabriela Moreno Cesar, Manaswi Shukla, Visually Building Cloud Infrastructure
Won Semi-Finalist at VMware Intern Poster Competition
A Cake Studio.com, Web Developer
Houston, TX (June - August 2011)
Conducted competitive analysis of wedding cake market which informed complete brand and website re-design. | www.acakestudio.com
1to1Printers, Graphic Design Intern
Houston, TX (July - August 2010)
Gathered data on photo album market which helped launch new line of company products
Consulted with clients to define designs for their marketing materials
SIG Center for Computer Graphics, Researcher
The University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA (June 2010)
Compiled research on Iraqi culture and worked with developers to incorporate ethnographic behavior into crowd simulation algorithms.
Technical - C++, Python, C, Java
Design - Illustrator, InDesign, Photoshop, Balsamiq
Languages - English and Spanish
Women in Computer Science Dorm Floor, Co-Founder
The University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA (Fall 2011 - present)
Develop and execute workshops, social, and academic activities of 10-30 house residents
Provide mentorship and create committees to foster leadership skills of members
Women in Computer Science at UPenn, Senior Advisor, President, Treasurer
The University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA (Fall 2009 - present)
Initiated, prepared and taught TechNights, monthly workshops of 10-12 high school girls
Speaker and co-organizer (with C.S. department) of annual C.S. High School Day for 90+ girls
Collaborated with C.S. department to increase number of full scholarships awards to the Grace Hopper Conference for Women in Computing
Presentations and Workshops:
How to Design Your Own Webpage, WiCS TechNight
How to Make Your Own Game in Scratch, WiCS TechNight
How to Make Your Website Interactive, WiCS TechNight
Logical Puzzles, WiCS TechNight
Getting Started Developing Facebook Apps, WiCS Floor Workshop
WICS and their Dream Jobs, Panelist and Presenter, WiCS High School Day
Google Women of Color Scholarship for Grace Hopper Conference (Fall 2012)
VMware R&D Intern Poster Competition Semi-Finalist (Summer 2012)
Penn Engineering Exceptional Service Award (Spring 2012)
PennApps Hackathon, “Most Ingenious App” Award (Spring 2012)
National Science Foundation Scholarship for Grace Hopper Conference (Fall 2011)
Google Fuse Scholar (Summer 2010)
Printing Industries of America Scholarship (Fall 2010 - Spring 2013)
Alexey Komissarouk. Best Mashups from PennApps 2012 Hackathon. Programmable Web. 1/18/2012.
Jacquie Posey. Communities of Thought. PennNews. 12/19/2011.
Avi Grunfeld. Three Student-Proposed Residential Programs Accepted for 2012-2013. The Daily Pennsylvanian. 12/06/2011.