New Challenges in Neural Computation 2016

New Challenges in Neural Computation 2016

Organizers: Barbara Hammer, Thomas Martinetz and Thomas Villmann
Sponsored by: European Neural Networks Society and by the CITEC centre of excellence
Invited speaker gender ratio: 0 Women : 2 Men (0%)
Estimated* base rate of females in the field: 17-18%

Although there are only two invited speakers, over the years of the conference not a single woman was ever an invited speaker (11 invited speakers so far). This calculator suggests that in a field with 17% women, the chance of a sample of 11 not including a single woman is 13%, while the likelihood of over-representing women in an unbiased sample is 58%.

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