Expanding Minds – The Allen Institute Conference on Human Brain Evolution

Expanding Minds – The Allen Institute Conference on Human Brain Evolution

Organizers: Christopher Walsh, Michael Greenberg, David Reich
Speaker gender ratio: 7 Women : 6 Men (54%)
Estimated* base rate of women in the field: 31%

*Method of estimation: We searched NIH RePORTER with keyword brain AND evolution  and then counted the ratio of women among the unique researchers in all 28 pages of results using our python script. We left 23 names unclassified. The base rate is estimated to be 31%.

International Symposium on Artificial Intelligence and Brain Science 2020

International Symposium on Artificial Intelligence and Brain Science 2020

Organizers: Masamichi Sakagami, Hiroaki Gomi, Takatoshi Hikida
Sponsors: KAKENHI Project on Artificial Intelligence and Brain Science, RIKEN AIP, U Tokyo IFI, U Tokyo IRCN
Keynote speaker gender ratio: 19 Women : 7 Men (27%)
Estimated* base rate of women in the field: 17-18%

*Method of estimation: previously established base rate of women in computational neuroscience.

Computational and Systems Neuroscience (Cosyne 2020)

Computational and Systems Neuroscience (Cosyne 2020)

Organizers: Anne-Marie Oswald and Srdjan Ostojic (Program Chairs)
Sponsors: The Gatsby Charitable Foundation, Burroughs Wellcome Fund, DeepMind, Simons Foundation
Keynote speaker gender ratio: 6 Women : 7 Men (40%)
Estimated* base rate of women in the field: 17-18%

*Method of estimation: previously established base rate of women in computational neuroscience.

Computational and Systems Neuroscience (Cosyne 2019)

Computational and Systems Neuroscience (Cosyne 2019)

Organizers: Eugenia Chiappe and Christian Machens (Program Chairs)
Sponsors: The Gatsby Charitable Foundation, Burroughs Wellcome Fund, Google, Simons Foundation
Invited speaker gender ratio: 6 Women : 8 Men (43%)
Estimated* base rate of women in the field: 17-18%

*Method of estimation: previously established base rate of women in computational neuroscience.

NYC Neuromodulation 2020 Online Conference

NYC Neuromodulation 2020 Online Conference

Session: Updates on Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation (tDCS): Applications and Mechanisms
Organizer: Marom Bikson (Session Chair)
Speaker gender ratio: 2 Women: 5 Men (29%)
Estimated* base rate of women in the field: 33%

*Method of estimation: We searched NIH RePORTER with keyword tDCS OR transcranial direct current stimulation and then counted the ratio of women among the unique researchers in all 4 pages of results using our python script. We left 2 names unclassified. The base rate is estimated to be 33%.

3rd International Workshop on Machine Learning in Clinical Neuroimaging (MLCN 2020)

3rd International Workshop on Machine Learning in Clinical Neuroimaging (MLCN 2020)

Organizers: Ahmed Abdulkadir, Cher Bass, Mohamad Habes, Seyed Mostafa Kia, Jane Maryam Rondina, Chantal Tax, Hongzhi Wang
Keynote speaker gender ratio: 1 Woman : 1 Man (50%)
Estimated* base rate of women in the field: 17-20%

*Method of estimation: Previously established base rate of women in computational neuroscience.

Conference on the Mathematical Theory of Deep Neural Networks (DeepMath 2019)

Conference on Mathematical Theory of Deep Neural Networks (DeepMath 2019)

Organizers: Mikio Aoi, Joan Bruna, Adam Charles, Ahmed El Hady, Stephen Keeley, Sebastian Musslick, Andrew Saxe, Michael Shvartsman

Sponsors: Samsung, Simons Foundation, Princeton Neuroscience Institute, Facebook Reality Labs, Siemens, Intel, Google Deepmind

Organizer gender ratio: 0 Women : 8 Men (0%)
Speaker gender ratio: 1 Woman : 8 Men (11%)
Estimated* base rate of women in the field: 15%

*Method of estimation: Previously established base rate of women in neurally inspired machine learning.