NeurIPS2020: Workshop on Biological and Artificial Reinforcement Learning

NeurIPS2020: Workshop on Biological and Artificial Reinforcement Learning

Organizers: Raymond Chua, Feryal Behbahani, Sara Zannone, Rui Ponte Costa, Ida Momennejad, Blake Richards & Doina Precup
Invited speaker gender ratio: 5 Women: 3 Men (63%)
Estimated base rate of women in the field: 24-25%*
BWN rating: 5

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

Uncovering Mechanisms of Olfactory Sensing and Olfactory-Driven Behaviors

Uncovering Mechanisms of Olfactory Sensing and Olfactory-Driven Behaviors (Part 1 / Part 2)

Organizer: Cheng Ly
Invited speaker gender ratio: 5 Women: 3 Men (63%)
Estimated base rate of women in the field: 28%*
BWN rating: 5

*Method of estimation: We searched NIH RePORTER with keywords (olfactory AND neural system) AND (computational modeling OR electrophysiology), and then counted the ratio of women among the unique researchers in 1 page of results using our python script.

Sixth International Conference on Machine Learning, Optimization, and Data Science (LOD 2020)

Sixth International Conference on Machine Learning, Optimization, and Data Science (LOD 2020)

Organizers: Giovanni Giuffrida & Panos Pardalos (Program Chairs)
Keynote speaker gender ratio: 6 Women: 6 Men (50%)
Estimated base rate of females in the field: 15%*
BWN rating: 5

*Method of estimation: Previously established base rate of women in neurally inspired machine learning.

Computational and Systems Neuroscience (Cosyne 2020)

Computational and Systems Neuroscience (Cosyne 2020)

Organizers: Anne-Marie Oswald and Srdjan Ostojic (Program Chairs)
Sponsors: The Gatsby Charitable Foundation, Burroughs Wellcome Fund, DeepMind, Simons Foundation
Keynote speaker gender ratio: 6 Women: 7 Men (46%)
Estimated* base rate of women in the field: 17-18%

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

Computational and Systems Neuroscience (Cosyne 2019)

Computational and Systems Neuroscience (Cosyne 2019)

Organizers: Eugenia Chiappe and Christian Machens (Program Chairs)
Sponsors: The Gatsby Charitable Foundation, Burroughs Wellcome Fund, Google, Simons Foundation
Invited speaker gender ratio: 6 Women : 8 Men (43%)
Estimated* base rate of women in the field: 17-18%

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

Neuromatch 2.0 An unconference in Computational Neuroscience

Neuromatch 2.0 An unconference in Computational Neuroscience

Organizers: Dan Goodman, Konrad Kording, Brad Wyble, Titipat Achakulvisut, Tim Vogels, Chris Rozell, Yiota Poirazi, Grace Lindsay
Sponsors: see here
Speaker gender ratio: 8 Women: 6 Men (57%)
Estimated* base rate of women in the field: 17-20%

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

Virtual Dopamine Conference (ViDA 2020)

Virtual Dopamine Conference (ViDA 2020)

Organizers: Lindsay Cameron, Ben Engelhard, Rebekah Evans, Christine Liu,
Ali Mohebi
Keynote speaker gender ratio: 5 women: 1 men (83%)
Estimated* base rate of females in the field: 34%

*Method of estimation: We searched NIH RePORTER with keyword dopamine and then counted the ratio of women among the unique researchers in all 62 pages of results using our python script. We left 30 names unclassified. The base rate therefore could range from 33%-35%.