Generative Episodic Memory: Interdisciplinary perspectives from psychology, neuroscience and philosophy (GEM 2021)

Generative Episodic Memory: Interdisciplinary perspectives from psychology, neuroscience and philosophy (GEM 2021)

Program Committee: Nikolai Axmacher, Sen Cheng, Gerald Echterhoff, Albert Newen, Ricarda Schubotz, Markus Werning, Laurenz Wiskott & Oliver Wolf
Keynote speaker gender ratio: 3 Women: 2 Men (60%)
Estimated base rate of women in the field: 40%*
BWN rating: 3

*Method of estimation: We searched NIH RePORTER with keyword episodic memory, and then counted the ratio of women among the unique researchers in 14 pages of results using our python script. We left 7 names unclassified.

Uncovering Mechanisms of Olfactory Sensing and Olfactory-Driven Behaviors

Uncovering Mechanisms of Olfactory Sensing and Olfactory-Driven Behaviors (Part 1 / Part 2)

Organizer: Cheng Ly
Invited speaker gender ratio: 5 Women: 3 Men (63%)
Estimated base rate of women in the field: 28%*
BWN rating: 5

*Method of estimation: We searched NIH RePORTER with keywords (olfactory AND neural system) AND (computational modeling OR electrophysiology), and then counted the ratio of women among the unique researchers in 1 page of results using our python script.

Paris Neuro Course on Optical Imaging and Electrophysiological Recording in Neuroscience 2019

Paris Neuro Course on Optical Imaging and Electrophysiological Recording in Neuroscience 2019

Organizers: David Ogden, Joana Lourenco, Cathie Ventalon, Brandon Stell, Jonathan Bradley, Boris Barbour, Federico Trigo, Adrien Schramm, Stéphane Dieudonné & David Digregorio
Sponsors: see here
Lecturer gender ratio: 6 Women: 24 Men (20%)
Estimated base rate of women in the field: 20%*
BWN rating: 2.5

*Method of estimation: We searched NIH RePORTER with keywords (optical imaging OR electrophysiology) AND neuroscience, and then counted the ratio of women among the unique researchers in 2 pages of results using our python script.

Challenges and Promises of Inferring Emotion from Images and Video (CVPR 2020)

Challenges and Promises of Inferring Emotion from Images and Video (CVPR 2020)

Organizers: Aleix M. Martinez, Sergio Escalera & Qianli Feng
Invited speaker gender ratio: 3 Women: 1 Man (75%)
Estimated base rate of women in the field: 30%*
BWN rating: 4

*Method of estimation: We searched NIH RePORTER with keywords computer vision AND emotions, and then counted the ratio of women among the unique researchers in 1 page of results using our python script.

The FoVea Speaker List

This week’s BWN Friday post is the FoVea Speaker List. From their website, “The FoVea Speaker List, funded by the NSF, is intended to increase the number of women invited to give talks at conferences and other academic events and more generally increase the visibility of female vision scientists. We especially encourage women of all underrepresented groups to add their names to the list.”

Sixth International Conference on Machine Learning, Optimization, and Data Science (LOD 2020)

Sixth International Conference on Machine Learning, Optimization, and Data Science (LOD 2020)

Organizers: Giovanni Giuffrida & Panos Pardalos (Program Chairs)
Keynote speaker gender ratio: 6 Women: 6 Men (50%)
Estimated base rate of females in the field: 15%*
BWN rating: 5

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

Inaugural Simons-Emory Symposium on Motor Control

Inaugural Simons-Emory Symposium on Motor Control

Organizers: Samuel Sober & Gordon Berman (Directors)
Sponsor: Simons Foundation
Invited speaker gender ratio: 4 Women: 4 Men (50%)
Estimated base rate of women in the field: 28%*
BWN rating: 4

*Method of estimation: We searched NIH RePORTER with keyword motor control within NINDS (Neurological Disorders and Stroke) agency, and then counted the ratio of women among the unique researchers in 36 page of results using our python script. We left 24 names unclassified.