W&M CS Symposium for Graduate Studies

October 22, 2022, Williamsburg, Virginia

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The Computer Science Department at William & Mary is hosting its first Graduate Studies Symposium! The symposium will consist of faculty and graduate student panels, research talks, poster session, social events, and more! Learn everything you wanted to know about getting a CS PhD or MS degree at W&M!

  • Cutting edge CS Research!
  • Job Opportunities after a MS or PhD in CS
  • Life as a Graduate student at W&M
  • Learn about fully funded PhD and MS/PhD degrees!
  • MS pathways for non-CS Majors

Symposium Program

October 22, 2022

Breakfast and Check-in




Evgenia Smirni, CS Department Chair

Provost's Remarks

Peggy Agouris, Provost

Brief Remarks

Christopher Carone, Vice Dean for Research and Graduate Studies

Overview of the CS Graduate Program

Denys Poshyvanyk, Director of Graduate Program, CS


Lightning Talks

CS Faculty


CS Faculty Panel

Panelists: Oscar Chaparro (Moderator), Dmitry Evtyushkin, Denys Poshyvanyk, Jie Ren, Yifan Sun, Gang Zhou


CS Student Panel

Panelists: Heather Switzer (Moderator), Amit Seal Ami, Nathan Cooper, Aaron Harris, Sunil Manandhar, Anna Schmedding, Lishan Yang



Poster Session

CS Grad Students

Travel Grants

We are offering partial travel grants to help students attend the symposium. If you would like to apply for a travel grant to attend, please register for the symposium, and indicate (on the registration form) your intent to apply for the travel grant, by the deadline below.

Important Dates

  • 10th October 2022, 5PM EST: Deadline to request a student travel grant


General Chair

Adwait Nadkarni (nadkarni@cs.wm.edu)

Sponsorship Chair

Evgenia Smirni (esmirni@cs.wm.edu)

Finance Chair

Jacqulyn Johnson (jrjoh3@wm.edu)

Posters Chair

Oscar Chaparro (oscarch@wm.edu)

Registration Chair

Huajie Shao (hshao@wm.edu)

Talks Chair

Yifan Sun (ysun25@wm.edu)

Local Arrangements

Dale Hayes (dhhayes@wm.edu)

Hybrid/Virtual Chair

James Deverick (jwdeve@cs.wm.edu)

Publicity Chair

Vanessa Godwin (vrlync@wm.edu),

Web Chair

Amit Seal Ami (aami@wm.edu)


The W&M CS Symposium will take place in Williamsburg, Virginia, in the Integrated Sciences Center (ISC) - 1127