83rd Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Symposium on Quantitative Biology

83rd Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Symposium on Quantitative Biology:
“Brains & Behavior: Order & Disorder in the Nervous System”

Organizers: David Stewart & Bruce Stillman
Sponsors: see here
Speaker gender ratio: 12 Women : 38 Men (24%)
Estimated* base rate of women in the field: 24%

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

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Canonical Computation in Brains and Machines 2018 Symposium

Canonical Computation in Brains and Machines 2018 Symposium

Organizers: Matteo Carandini, Anne Churchland, David Heeger and Tony Movshon
Sponsor: NYU Global Institute for Advanced Study
Speaker gender ratio: 7 Women : 20 Men (26%)
Estimated* base rate of females in the field: 15%

*Method of estimation: Previously established base rate of women in neurally inspired machine learning based on registration for NIPS 2016.

Probabilities and Optimal Inference to Understand the Brain

Probabilities and Optimal Inference to Understand the Brain

Organizers: Paul Apicella, Frederic Danion, Nicole Malfait, Anna Montagnini and Laurent Perrinet
Speaker gender ratio: 3 Women : 8 Men (27%)
Estimated* base rate of females in the field: 19%

*Method of estimation: We searched NIH RePORTER with keyword (bayesian OR bayes) AND (neuro OR brain) and then counted the ratio of women among the unique researchers in all 6 pages of results found using our python script.

MEG UK 2018

MEG UK 2018

Sponsors: Derry City and Strabane District Council, the MRC, Elekta Ltd., York Instruments Ltd., and Advance Medical Equipment Ltd.
Keynote speaker gender ratio: 0 Women : 3 Men (0%)
Total speaker gender ratio (incl. keynotes): 0 Women : 9 Men (0%)
Estimated* base rate of females in the field: 28%

*Method of estimation: We searched NIH RePORTER with keyword MEG OR magnetoencephalography and then counted the ratio of women among the unique researchers in all 8 pages of results found using our python script.

AREADNE 2018: Research in Encoding and Decoding of Neural Ensembles

AREADNE 2018: Research in Encoding and Decoding of Neural Ensembles

Organizers: Nicholas Hatsopoulos and John Pezaris
Speaker gender ratio: 6 women : 15 men (29%)
Moderator gender ratio: 3 women : 2 men (60%)
Estimated* base rate of females in the field: 17-18%

*Method of estimation: Previously established base rate of women in computational neuroscience, specifically the numbers based on attendance at COSYNE (Computational and Systems Neuroscience) 2016.