Who We are

CODE'N'COLOR is a PhD student support group at Northwestern University for Black, Indigenous, and other People of Color (BIPOC) who are in computing and coding related disciplines. We meet weekly for coffee breaks and host BIPOC PhD holders who are leaders in the computing industry and academia.

We are advised and supported by BIPOC faculty in CS, ECE, and LS. The group is intended to provide a safe and supportive space for young scientists to interact with future faculty peers and climb the treacherous slopes of the ivory tower, cognizant of the unique, different demands and obstacles that BIPOC PhD students face.

Past event: q&a with coded bias director

q&a with director shalini kantayya

Coded Bias explores the fallout of MIT Media Lab researcher Joy Buolamwini´s startling discovery that facial recognition does not see dark-skinned faces and women accurately, and her journey to push for the first-ever legislation in the U.S. to govern against bias in the algorithms that impact us all.

Code'n'Color will be hosting director Shalini Kantayya for a discussion of the film, along with the McCormick School of Engineering at Northwestern University as part of our celebration of Black History Month.

Past visitors hosted

faculty mentors

contact us

If you are a current or incoming Northwestern PhD student interested in the group, please reach out to any of our faculty mentors or members.

Code'n'Color logo designed by Kallayah Henderson.