Hwajung Hong is a Ph.D. candidate at Georgia Tech. She is specifically studying human-computer interaction, design, and social computing. She has extensive experience performing research that bridges computer science and social wellbeing of an underserved community. Her focus is on how social networking services address needs and challenges of adolescents and adults on the autism spectrum.
“The value of attending this conference would extend far beyond my own personal gain. I look forward to hopefully inspiring other woman at the conference, in whose shoes I was only five years ago. Hence the knowledge and resources gained from the conference could help me to better help and encourage girls and women in computing in the organizations I volunteer with.”