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UND doctoral candidate wins IEEE Scholarship at WISC 2023 Symposium

Award certificate
At the IEEE International Symposium on Women in Services Computing 2023 Symposium, Shereen was awarded one of the winning scholarships supporting women pursuing technical education.

Shereen Ismail, a dedicated graduate research assistant (GRA) and Ph.D. candidate at the University of North Dakota College of Engineering & Mines, has emerged as one of the esteemed winners of the IEEE International Symposium on Women in Services Computing (WISC 2023) scholarship awards. Shereen’s outstanding achievements were recognized at the recent WISC 2023 Symposium, where she presented at the Ph.D. forum.

Shereen Ismail
Shereen Ismail

The IEEE International Symposium on Women in Services Computing was established in 2020, building upon the success of the WISC Workshop that debuted in 2017. Its primary objective is to provide a platform for women to exchange technical and professional ideas, fostering networking opportunities and facilitating personal growth, mentorship, and the exchange of innovative concepts.

Shereen’s exceptional contributions to the field of computing and her dedication to technical education were recognized by the WISC Scholarship program. The scholarships, awarded to support women pursuing technical education, were available to both graduate and undergraduate students attending accredited engineering or computer science institutions.

This award joins her growing list of accomplishments. With her paper, “Towards Blockchain-based Adaptive Trust Management in Wireless Sensor Networks,” she won third place at EIT2023‘s Best Paper Competition back in May. The paper was co-authored by Diana W. Dawoud, Tamara Al-zyoud, and Hassan Reza. She also has been awarded as the best presenter at other Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers conferences: IEEE UEMCON 2021 and IEEE CCWC 2022.

Shereen is handed a certificate at EIT2023
Shereen was previously awarded third place for her paper at EIT2023. Photo courtesy of Shereen Ismail.

Shereen’s academic journey has been nothing short of remarkable. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Engineering and a Master of Science degree in Computer Engineering & Networks, both earned at the University of Jordan. Prior to joining UND, she taught at institutions such as the American University of Ras Al-Khaimah, Al-Zaytoonah University of Jordan, and the Applied Science University of Jordan.

Driven by her passion for research, Shereen’s current focus lies in the areas of Cybersecurity, Internet of Things (IoT), Wireless Sensor Networks, Supply Chain, Machine Learning, and Blockchain. Her expertise and dedication have not gone unnoticed, as she was awarded the Presidential Award for Teaching Excellence in 2019 at the American University of Ras Al-Khaimah.

As Shereen continues to make remarkable strides in her academic journey, her accomplishments inspire aspiring engineers and researchers, emphasizing the importance of representation in the field of computing. Her dedication and perseverance highlight the potential of women in STEM and propel us toward a more inclusive and innovative future.


Written by Paige Prekker  //  UND College of Engineering & Mines