Interdisciplinary Computing Research Symposium

October 8, 2021 @ 9:00 am – 2:00 pm
Dewberry Hall
Johnson Center
VA 22030


Watch the recording of the event on YouTube


Lightning talk presentation slides are available on the booklet from this link.

The event picture gallery is available with this link.




  1. Give a Lightning Talk on your research

Each lightning talk is limited to one slide and three minutes. Please use the slide template provided and email your slide to by September 27th. We will also print your slide and include it in a booklet distributed at the symposium. For virtual participants, the booklet will be available online from the website.

  1. Attend the Networking sessions to connect to potential collaborators

Each registered attendee will receive a unique seat number and a booklet during check-in. The seating arrangement and faculty bios with research interests in the booklet will make it easier to locate other participants who they want to interact with.

  1. Propose a Birds-of-a-feather session

Birds-of-a-Feather (BoF) sessions are informal gatherings of persons interested in a particular topic.  Attendees seeking potential collaborators for an upcoming RFP from a funding agency, or forming a working group of Mason faculty with shared research interests propose a BoF session to the organizers. You can even propose a session on the day of the symposium!






Time Title
9:00 am – 9:10 am Introductory Remarks
9:10 am – 10:00 am Lightning Talks
10:00 am – 10:15 am Coffee + Networking
10:15 am – 11:00 am Lightning Talks
11:00 am – 11:15 am Coffee + Networking
11:15 am – 12:00 pm Lightning Talks
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm Working Lunch + Networking
1:00 pm – 2:00 pm BoF + Networking

Need more information? Please contact Kammy Sanghera ( and/or Sanjeev Setia (