EPFL Neuro Symposium: Surprise, Curiosity, and Reward from Neuroscience to AI

EPFL Neuro Symposium: Surprise, Curiosity, and Reward from Neuroscience to AI

Organizers: Michael Herzog & Wulfram Gerstner
Invited speaker gender ratio: 2 Women: 8 Men (20%)
Estimated base rate of women in the field: 17-20%*
BWN rating: 3

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

Northeast Reinforcement Learning and Decision Making Symposium

Northeast Reinforcement Learning and Decision Making Symposium

Organizers: Blossom Metevier & Scott Jordan
Invited speaker gender ratio: 2 Women: 4 Men (33%)
Estimated base rate of women in the field: 24-25%*
BWN rating: 3

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

Neuroscience School of Advanced Studies Advanced Course: Microbiota and the Brain (NSAS 2020)

Neuroscience School of Advanced Studies Advanced Course: Microbiota and the Brain (NSAS 2020)

Director: John Cryan
Faculty gender ratio: 4 Women: 4 Men (50%)
Estimated base rate of women in the field: 35%*
BWN rating: 3

*Method of estimation: We searched NIH RePORTER with keywords microbiota AND brain, and then counted the ratio of women among the unique researchers in 25 pages of results using our python script.

CNS*2020 Workshop: Dissecting the role of interneurons in mnemonic functions using computational modelling approaches

CNS*2020 Workshop: Dissecting the role of interneurons in mnemonic functions using computational modelling approaches

Organizers: Alexandra Tzilivaki & Spiros Chavlis
Invited speaker gender ratio: 1 Woman: 4 Men (20%)
Estimated base rate of females in the field: 17-20%*
BWN rating: 3

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

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.

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.

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.