2021

  • Invited to speak at Harvey Mudd College's Natural Language Processing class, Spring 2021.
  • Invited to speak at the graduation ceremony of the YWCA Tech Connect Program for Newcomer Women.
  • Invited to be a panelist with other Dialpad linguists at an event titled Voice Intelligence: Driving Inclusion and Innovation.
  • Panelist on Dialpad's Trans Visibility Panel where I talked about agender identity and neopronouns, among other things.
  • Invited to lead a workshop on inclusive language at Open Source Day 2021 (hackathon at AnitaB.org's virtual Grace Hopper Celebration), Summer 2021.
  • Gave a talk at Women in Voice 2021 titled Lofty Linguistic Ideals and Deploying in Tech Realities, about balancing the sometimes conflicting goals of the linguist and the software engineer in me. YouTube video: Recording of my talk.
  • Invited guest lecture on speech recognition and computational linguistics, at Simon Fraser University's Communication and Language class (LING 100), Summer 2021.

2020

2019

  • Invited to speak about my job as a computational linguist at a Careers Night hosted by the Linguistics Student Union at Simon Fraser University. Pictures below.
  • Appeared in a series of public transit advertisements for Simon Fraser University's Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences. Picture below.
  • Simon Fraser University's Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences wrote an article about me. Article: Love of languages leads to Silicon Valley job
  • Simon Fraser University wrote an article about me. Article: Fearless graduand reaps enticing offers
  • Interviewed by Simon Fraser University's Department of Linguistics. Article: What are you going to do next? Vasundhara Gautam, Spring 2019
  • Named one of 10 leading innovators in Canada from the Class of 2019 by The Logic. Article: Top Prospects: Leading innovators from the Class of 2019
  • Received the Outstanding Academic Achievement Award from Simon Fraser University's Department of Linguistics, in recognition of my consistent academic excellence.
  • Invited to speak at a panel discussion about women in tech, at the Try/Catch 2019 Computing and Technology Conference for high school girls.
  • Received a Big Data Undergraduate Student Research Award to work with Dr. Maite Taboada on the Gender Gap Tracker.
  • Received a PyData Diversity Scholarship to attend the PyData NYC 2019 Conference
  • Made the Dean's List (GPA>3.5) and the President's List (GPA>4.0).
Vasundhara standing in a SkyTrain station beside a large advertisement for Simon Fraser University's Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences. The advert has a black-and-white photograph of xem in it, and the words 'Seize Your Career' in big, bold text, followed by two paragraphs of small text talking about xyr career trajectory and why readers should apply to the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences.
Vasundhara is presenting at a lectern in front of a screen on which a screenshot of the computer program Praat is projected. There are about 30 people listening to xem present and the photo shows the backs of their heads.
Vasundhara is standing and presenting in front of a screen where one of xyr slides is projected. The slide has three bullet points that say: 2 parts linguistics, 2 parts coding and 1 part math, which is xyr formula for xyr personal sweet spot with computational linguistics.
Poster with a picture of Vasundhara in a Try/Catch conference t-shirt with imagery of circuits on it. The title of the poster is 'How will computer science shape your story?'. At the bottom of the poster there is a paragraph about how xe discovered computational linguistics through Google Translate and xyr love for learning languages.

2018

  • Received the Inspiring Women in Applied Sciences Award in recognition of my demonstrated history of community engagement activities which are of benefit to women in STEM-related fields.
  • Received the Mark and Nancy Brooks Computing Science Innovation Award for demonstrating exceptional accomplishment, promise or innovation in the area of computing science outside classroom work.
  • Received a KEY Big Data Undergraduate Student Research Award to conduct discourse processing research with Dr. Maite Taboada.
  • Appeared in a series of promotional posters for the School of Computing Science at Simon Fraser University. Picture above.
  • Made the Dean's List (GPA>3.5) and the President's List (GPA>4.0).

2017

  • Received the Outstanding Community Advisor Award for my residence hall job for my commitment to being a positive and influential team player, cultivating leadership skills in others, and being a leader in the community.
  • Received the Diversity and Inclusion Award in recognition of my work in the residence halls (as a Community Advisor) to advance inclusion in the community, encourage the celebration of diversity, and create a safe and accessible community.
  • Made the Dean's List (GPA>3.5) and the President's List (GPA>4.0).

2016

  • Selected by the Residence Life team to represent Simon Fraser University at the RLPA LEAD (Learn Educate Act Dare) 2016 Student Leadership Conference in Nordegg, Alberta, Canada.
  • Received the Best House Chair Award for going above and beyond in my role as a House Chair (student liaison) in the Residence Hall Association.
  • Made the Dean's List (GPA>3.5) and the President's List (GPA>4.0).

2015

  • Awarded the Gordon M. Shrum National Entrance Scholarship, a full-ride scholarship to attend Simon Fraser University for four years, conditional on continued academic performance.
  • One of two UWC South East Asia alumni selected to attend the tGELF LIFE (Leadership Initiative for Excellence) 2015 Conference in New Delhi, India.