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Research Collaboration Conferences for Women

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

RCCW: The research collaboration networks for women in mathematics linked to this effort so far are WIN, WiSh, WIT, WhAM!, WIG, WINART. 

Microsoft Research is proud to have co-funded the WIN, WhAM! and WiSh conferences and the AWM Symposia.

Association for Women in Mathematics:

Association for Women in Mathematics

AWM Biennial Research Symposia

AWM 40th Anniversary Conference (Brown/ICERM)

AWM Research Symposium (Santa Clara/MSRI/AIM)

AWM Research Symposium 2015 (U Maryland)

AWM Research Symposia and the annual AWM Workshops at the Joint Math Meetings and the Annual SIAM meeting provide a forum to support the research networks formed at the collaboration conferences. The NSF ADVANCE grant awarded to the AWM in September 2015 supports these networks through funding for participant travel to RCCWs, funding the follow-up workshops and Symposia, funding the creation and maintenance of websites for each network, and funding a social scientist to study the impact of forming focused research networks for women in mathematics. 

AWM - Microsoft Research Prize in Algebra and Number Theory


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 Microsoft Research)

WOMEN In SAGE : SAGE Days 26, 33, 42, 50, 62, 69 

Sage Days 26 -- Seattle, Washington (December 7-10, 2010)

Sage Days 33 -- Seattle, Washington (September 19-23, 2011)

Sage Days 42: Women in Sage 3, July 15-19, 2012, Wallace Falls Lodge, Seattle, WA.

Sage Days 50: Women in Sage 4, Seattle, July 10 - 15, 2013

Sage Days 62 -- Portland, Oregon. Women In Sage 5 (July 28-August 1, 2014)

Sage Days 69 -- San Diego, CA. Women in Sage 6  (September 4-9, 2015)

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

GREPSEC Conference for Women in Computer Security


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

Research articles from WIN groups

Kristin Lauter
Kristin Lauter