Spiking neural networks as universal function approximators: Learning algorithms and applications

Spiking neural networks as universal function approximators: Learning algorithms and applications

Organizers: Dan Goodman & Friedemann Zenke
Invited speaker gender ratio: 2 Women: 6 Men (25%)
Estimated base rate of women in the field: 15%*
BWN rating: 3

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

Allen Institute Modeling Workshop: Towards multipurpose models of cortical circuits

Allen Institute Modeling Workshop: Towards multipurpose models of cortical circuits

Invited speaker gender ratio: 4 Women: 17 Men (19%)
Estimated base rate of women in the field: 24%*
BWN rating: 2

*Method of estimation: We searched NIH RePORTER with keywords “cortical circuits” and modeling, and then counted the ratio of women among the unique researchers in 3 pages of results using our python script.

ESI Systems Neuroscience Conference 2020

ESI Systems Neuroscience Conference 2020

Organizers: Wolf Singer (Group Leader) & Pascal Fries (Departmental Director)
Invited speaker gender ratio: 3 Women: 4 Men (43%)
Estimated* base rate of women in the field: 29%*
BWN rating: 3

*Method of estimation: We searched NIH RePORTER with keywords “systems neuroscience”, and then counted the ratio of women among the unique researchers in 5 pages of results using our python script.

CNS*2020 Workshop: Machine learning and mechanistic modeling for understanding brain in health and disease

CNS*2020 Workshop: Machine learning and mechanistic modeling for understanding brain in health and disease

Organizers: William Lytton & Samuel Neymotin
Invited speaker gender ratio: 0 Women: 8 Men (0%)
Estimated* base rate of females in the field: 17-20%
BWN rating: 1

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

CNS*2020 Calcium workshop: Multi-disciplinary approaches to quantify and model calcium signaling in nervous systems and beyond

CNS*2020 Calcium workshop: Multi-disciplinary approaches to quantify and model calcium signaling in nervous systems and beyond

Organizers: Pengxing Cao, Maurizio De Pittà & Ivo Siekmann
Invited speaker gender ratio: 2 Women: 19 Men (10%)
Estimated base rate of women in the field: 28%*
BWN rating: 1

*Method of estimation: We searched NIH RePORTER with keywords “calcium signaling” AND modeling, and then counted the ratio of women among the unique researchers in 8 pages of results using our python script. We left 5 names unclassified.

 

NeuroBridges 2020: A Mediterranean, Middle Eastern Summer School in Neuroscience

NeuroBridges 2020: A Mediterranean, Middle Eastern Summer School in Neuroscience

Organizers: Ahmed El Hady, Yonatan Loewenstein & David Hansel
Sponsors: The Simons Foundation, ELSC, CNRS
Faculty gender ratio: 1 Woman: 8 Men (11%)
Estimated base rate of women in the field: 26%*
BWN rating: 1

*Method of estimation: We searched NIH RePORTER with keywords “decision making” AND neuroscience, and then counted the ratio of women among the unique researchers in 8 pages of results using our python script.

3rd HBP Curriculum Workshop Series – Final Workshop on Measuring and Modelling Brain States

3rd HBP Curriculum Workshop Series – Final Workshop on Measuring and Modelling Brain States

Organizers: Sylvia Aßlaber, Judith Kathrein & Alois Saria
Invited speaker gender ratio: 1 Woman: 6 Men (14%)
Estimated* base rate of women in the field: 17-18%
BWN rating: 2

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