Bangor Social Robotics Workshop

Bangor Social Robotics Workshop on The Emerging Social Neuroscience of Human-Robot Interaction

Organizers: Ruud Hortensius and Emily S. Cross
Sponsors: The European Research Council and the Experimental Psychology Society
Invited speaker gender ratio: 6 women : 5 men (55%)
Estimated* base rate of females in the field: 15-52%

*Method of estimation: Previously established base rate of women in cognitive neuroscience (37-52%). There is currently no base rate for the field of social robotics, but we have good reason to believe the cognitive neuroscience base rate is higher. In a previous post for a similar meeting (IEEE RO-MAN workshop on Neuroscience Methods in Human-Robot Interaction) we had found “the proportion of women faculty in CMU’s Robotics Institute is a mere 6.7% (although women make up 15% of the affiliated faculty of the institute and 19% of its postdoctoral fellows).”


Reinforcement Learning and Decision Making (RLDM2017)

Reinforcement Learning and Decision Making (RLDM2017)

Organizers: Emma Brunskill and Nathaniel Daw
Sponsors: see here
Invited speaker gender ratio: 7 Women : 8 Men (47%)
Invited speaker gender ratio (incl. tutorial speakers): 9 Women : 10 Men (47%)
Estimated* base rate of females in the field: 24-25%

*Method of estimation: Established base rate from the inaugural conference on reinforcement learning and decision making (RLDM) in 2013