Gender Diversity of Conference Leadership: A Sneak Preview to a study in the June 2021 Robotics and Automation Magazine

Friday, 4 June, 9:00 -10:00 am EDT (UTC-4 hours)

The IEEE RAS Women in Engineering (WIE) Committee recently completed a several year study of gender representation in conference leading roles at RAS-supported conferences. Individuals who hold these roles select organizing committees, choose speakers, and make final decisions on paper acceptances. The authors will lead a discussion about the findings and the story behind the study. In addition to presenting detailed data and releasing anonymized datasets for further study, the authors will provide suggestions on changes to help ensure a more diverse and representative robotics community where anyone can thrive.

Presented by:

  • Laura Graesser, Robotics at Google, USA

Additional Discussion Led by:

  • Lydia Tapia, University of New Mexico, USA
  • Aleksandra Faust, Google Brain Research, USA
  • Hadas Kress-Gazit, Cornell University, USA

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