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

Bernstein Conference 2017

Bernstein Conference 2017

Organizers: Bernstein Center for Computational Neuroscience Göttingen (BCCN Göttingen)
Funded by: German Federal Ministry of Education and Research
Invited speaker gender ratio: 6 Women : 6 Men (50%)
Estimated* base rate of females in the field: 17-18%

We are especially happy to see gender parity at the Bernstein Conference, given the history of this annual meeting. May this be the first of many.

*Method of estimation: Since the conference is advertised as “the largest annual Computational Neuroscience Conference in Europe” we used the base rate in the field of computational neuroscience as calculated from attendance at COSYNE 2016.