25th Joint Symposium on Neural Computation

25th Joint Symposium on Neural Computation

Organizers: Thanos Siapas, Terry Sejnowski, Gert Cauwenberghs, Bartlett Mel, Jeff Krichmar, Tad Blair
Sponsors: see here
Invited speaker gender ratio: 1 Woman : 9 Men (10%)
Estimated* base rate of women in the field: 17-20%

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

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Missing links in neuroscience: Bridging scales in theory and experiment

7th International caesar Conference: “Missing links in neuroscience: Bridging scales in theory and experiment”

Organizers: Jakob Macke, Bettina Schnell, Johannes Seelig, Marcel Oberlaender
Speaker gender ratio: 6 Women : 12 Men (33%)
Estimated* base rate of women in the field: 39%

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

Auditory EEG Signal Processing (AESoP) Symposium

Auditory EEG Signal Processing (AESoP) Symposium

Steering committee: Tom Francart, Jan Wouters, Jonathan Simon, Ed Lalor, Alain de Cheveigné, Andrew Dimitrijevic
Invited speaker gender ratio: 2 Women : 7 Men (22%)
Estimated* base rate of females in the field: 37%

*Method of estimation: We searched NIH RePORTER with keyword (auditory OR hearing OR speech OR language) AND (EEG OR MEG) and then counted the ratio of women among the unique researchers in all 8 pages of results found using our python script.

Brain Engineering & Computational Neuroscience Conference 2018 (BECNC)

Brain Engineering & Computational Neuroscience Conference 2018 (BECNC)

Conference chair: Shahin Rouhani
Program committee: Reza Lashgari, Ali Ghazizadeh, Yasser Roudi
Sponsors: see here
Key speaker gender ratio: 3 Women : 24 Men (11%)
Estimated* base rate of women in the field: 17-20%

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

Deep Brain Stimulation Symposium 2017

Deep Brain Stimulation Symposium 2017

Organizers: Pankaj Sah, Peter Silburn, Terry Coyne
Sponsors: Asia-Pacific Centre for Neuromodulation (APCN) in collaboration with Medtronic and St Andrew’s War Memorial Hospital
Keynote speaker gender ratio: 1 woman : 4 men (20%)
Total speaker gender ratio (incl. keynotes): 1 woman : 11 men (8%)
Estimated* base rate of females in the field: 26%

*Method of estimation: We searched NIH RePORTER with keyword deep AND brain AND stimulation and then counted the ratio of women among the unique researchers in all 11 pages of results found using our python script.