Workshop for Women in Machine Learning

Machine learning is one of the fastest growing areas of computer science research. Search engines, face recognition, DNA sequence analysis, speech and handwriting recognition, credit card fraud detection, premature baby monitoring and autonomous locomotion are just some of the applications in which machine learning is routinely used.

Despite the variety of machine learning techniques and applications, the percentage of female researchers is lower than in many other areas of computer science. Most women working in machine learning rarely get the chance to interact with other female researchers, making it easy to feel isolated and hard to find role models.

This day-long workshop gives female faculty, research scientists, and graduate students in the machine learning community an opportunity to meet, exchange ideas and learn from each other, while providing women in other areas of computer science an opportunity to learn about cutting-edge research in a growing field. The workshop consists of invited talks by established female researchers, shorter research talks by female Ph.D. students, a poster session showcasing student research, and an open discussion.

WiML 2007

This year's workshop will was held on October 17th at the Royal Plaza Hotel in Orlando, Florida. Click here to view this year's program booklet.