University of Maryland
Jennifer Blain Christen
Arizona State University
University of Tennessee
Stephen D. Senturia Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Emeritus
Nicole McFarlane is an Associate Professor at the University of Tennessee working on circuits and devices for sensing systems. Her main research includes carbon based nanostructures and CMOS based solutions for biological, environmental, and nuclear science applications. She also works on hardware implemented security solutions. At the University of Tennessee she has done significant outreach and mentoring to underrepresented groups at the high school, undergraduate, and graduate levels. She currently serves on the Biomedical and Life Science Circuits and Systems and the Sensory Systems Technical Committees. She has served on the organizing committee for ISCAS 2017, 2022, and 2024 and MWSCAS 2023. She is a member of the CASS Board of Governors (2018-2020, 2021-2023). She is an associate editor for Transaction of Biomedical Circuits and Systems and Assoc. Ed. in Chief for Digital Communications (2022) and EIC (2023) for the Open Journal of Circuits and Systems.
Maíra Marques Samary is an assistant professor of the practice in the Computer Science Department at Boston College. Her research focuses on Computer Science education for college students at the beginning of their academic path and the acquisition of skills that are not typically part of computer science programs, such as software engineering soft skills. She has worked directly with undergraduate students in Brazil, Chile, and the United States, where, across countries, women and gender non-conforming students and students of color experience the highest levels of attrition in computer science courses. Her current research investigates the environmental factors important in designing a safe and motivating program in order to make the computer science field more inclusive. She holds a Master’s degree and a Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of Chile, and a Master’s degree in Education Research and Methodology from Boston College.