TIRANA, December 3
Arta Cika, currently a Ph.D. candidate at the Department of Engineering Science, University of Oxford, is one of the winners of 2019 TechWomen100 Awards. The young engineer form Kukesi dedicates her award to Albania and to all the people affected by the earthquake of November 26th. The Albanian diaspora has shown huge support to the victims of the earthquake.
“Keep standing firm. I’m with you. We, Albanians are united all around the world. This gives us strength and makes us proud,” Arta says on her dedication.
Moreover, she shares an important message for all the girls: “Don’t consider engineering a male domain and don’t be afraid of the unknown.”
Aside from her academic accomplishments, Arta is deeply involved with promoting women in STEM. She is a committee member of the Women in Engineering Society at the University of Oxford and part of the RisingWISE (Women In Science and Engineering) Programme.
The winners of 2019 TechWomen 100 showcases remarkable women within the technology sector covering a wide range of roles such as Cloud Consultant, Backend Software Engineer, Aircraft Engineer, and Machine Learning Product Manager.
Arta’s research focuses on modeling and analyzing ad hoc networks, a particular type of decentralized network without pre-existing infrastructure. Arta received a double M.Sc. Degree (magna cum laude) in Communications and Computer Engineering from Polytechnic of Turin and Telecom ParisTech in 2015. Before starting her Ph.D., she worked for a telecommunication start-up in France. Arta is the winner of the IRCN Scholarship awarded by the University of Tokyo.
In 2019, she was selected to participate in the Complex Systems Summer School (CSSS) at the Santa Fe Institute, NM, USA.
Credit: Arta Cika