Research Collaboration Conferences for Women

A new initiative to build networks of female researchers in different areas of mathematics, through Research Collaboration Conferences at math insitutes which focus on building collaboration groups consisting of senior and junior women in a given area.

The research collaboration conferences in mathematics linked to this effort so far are:

The first five are part of the WIN Network, a network of female researchers in number theory.

The Institute for Mathematics and its Applications (IMA) plans to host an annual series of Research Collaboration Conferences for Women in the coming years.

Related AWM activities:

Association for Women in Mathematics

AWM Biennial Research Symposia

AWM 40th Anniversary Conference (Brown/ICERM)

AWM Research Symposium (Santa Clara/MSRI/AIM)

Meetings Committee of the AWM is working to link these collaboration conferences to the AWM Biennial Research Symposia and to the annual AWM workshops at the JMM and SIAM annual meetings.

AWM - Microsoft Research Prize in Algebra and Number Theory

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Research Collaboration Conferences for Women. The idea of the model for such conferences is to bring together senior women in a particular mathematical research area to run research projects during a week-long conference: the participants in the project groups are female graduate students and postdocs and junior faculty who apply to attend. The benefit of such a structured program with leaders, projects and working groups, planned in advance, is intended to be in both directions: for senior women who will hopefully meet, mentor, and collaborate with the brightest young women in their field on a part of their research agenda of their choosing, and for junior women and students who will develop their network of colleagues and supporters and encounter important new research areas to work in, thereby improving their chances for successful research careers.

Related conferences in computer science: (co-sponsored by MSR)

WOMEN In SAGE : SAGE Days 26, 33, 42

CrossFyre: Cryptography, Robustness, and Provably Secure Schemes for Female Young Researchers

GREPSEC Conference for Women in Computer Security

Publications:

WIN--Women in Numbers: Research Directions in Number Theory, Fields Institute Communications Series (2011) Volume 60, 288 pp.

Research articles from WIN groups

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