Cell Symposia: Big Questions in Neuroscience 2017

Cell Symposia: Big Questions in Neuroscience 2017

Organizers: Ann Goldstein, Ulli Schridde
Sponsors: see here
Speaker gender ratio (incl. keynote): 8 women: 8 men (50%)
Estimated* base rate of females in the field: 24%

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

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Computational and Systems Neuroscience (Cosyne) 2018

Computational and Systems Neuroscience (Cosyne) 2018

Organizers: Stephanie Palmer, Tony Zador, Alex Pouget and Zach Mainen
Program Chairs: Ilana Witten and Eric Shea-Brown
Invited speaker gender ratio: 6 Female : 7 Male (46%)
Estimated* base rate of females in the field: 17-18%

*Method of estimation: Base rate of women in computational neuroscience previously established through attendance at COSYNE conferences

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).”