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Klaudia Krawiecka awarded Google Women Techmakers Scholarship


Computer Science DPhil student Klaudia Krawieckahas been awarded a 2019 Google Women Techmakers Scholarship. She will receive a 7,000 EUR scholarship, and will attend the Google Scholarship Retreat in London. Through the Women Techmakers Scholars Program - formerly the Google Anita Borg Memorial Scholarship Program - Google is furthering Dr. Anita Borg’s vision of creating gender equality in the field of computer science by encouraging women to excel in computing and technology and become active leaders and role models in the field.

Klaudia is a doctoral student at the Centre for Doctoral Training in Cyber Security at the University of Oxford and the recipient of (ISC)² Women's Cyber Security Scholarship. She graduated from the NordSecMob programme in 2017, obtaining a Master’s degree in Security and Mobile Computing from two universities: Aalto University and Norwegian University of Science and Technology. Her passion for Cyber Security started with an internship in the ICT security office at Polkomtel where she was introduced to Computer Forensics and Cyber Security fields. She had a great opportunity to conduct training for police officers on NFC technology and the risks arising from its use. She also worked as a Research Assistant at Aalto University in Secure Systems Group. Her research project, which developed into her Master’s dissertation, resulted in the development of SafeKeeper, an open-source system that secures users’ passwords on the web. This project received three prestigious awards from the Finnish Information Security Association, the Finnish Computer Science Society, and Aalto University.

In 2018, she was elected President of Oxford Women in Computer Science Society (OxWoCS) at the University of Oxford. Apart from leading and coordinating technical workshops and hackathons (e.g. OxfordHack 2018), her responsibilities include organising events to promote Computer Science among female students. She is also involved in many outreach activities such as InspireHer! workshops for mothers and daughters."

Klaudia’s current research focuses on authenticating the Internet of Things devices using out-of-band channels such as visual channels (e.g. Augmented Reality).