Women in MICCAI


 

Mission Statement

The mission of the Women in MICCAI (WiM) Committee is to strengthen and widen the representation of female scientists in the MICCAI community by pursuing policies that encourage more female participation in the field and ensure fair and equitable career promotion for female faculty and students - policies that assist in overcoming implicit gender bias within the community. WiM’s activities include: the coordination with the organizers of the annual MICCAI conferences, the organization of networking events within the community particularly at the MICCAI conference on an annual basis, the development and maintenance of online discussion and promotion platforms (e.g. Twitter Facebook, LinkedIn, Googlegroups), and interfacing and advising the MICCAI board on related matters.

History

The first of a series of informal, hour-long, networking events for female scientists within the community were held at MICCAI 2015 and at ISBI 2016.  Several successful workshops for Women at CVPR and Women in Machine Learning were (WiML) were recently held. Based on the discussions and issues raised at those events, a group of faculty members in the community (Tal Arbel, Parvin Mousavi, Ipek Oguz, Gozde Unal) proposed to create a “Women in MICCAI (WiM) Committee”. Dr. Tanveer Syeda-Mahmood, Fellow IBM, joined as an executive member from industry. The WiM committee was approved by the MICCAI board in October 2016. The executives of the committee change over time with founding and previous board members remaining involved as advisors. Membership is open to everyone. 

WiM Code of Conduct

Contact

email: womeninmiccai@gmail.com

Twitter

Google Groups: wim-board@googlegroups.com 

 

Board Members

2022 (Current)

Dr. Xiaoxiao Li (The University of British Columbia) – WiM President

Dr. Baiying Lei (Shenzhen University)  WiM Secretary 

Dr. Ayelet Akselrod-Ballin (Zebra Medical Vision)  WiM Annual Event Executive

Dr. Rui Liao (Siemens Healthineers)  WiM Industrial Liaison

Dr. Jessica Rodgers (Queen's University)  WiM Public Outreach Officer

Dr. Francesca Galassi (University of Rennes, Inria-Irisa)  WiM Election Officer

Dr. Ghada Zamzmi (National Institute of Health (NIH))  WiM Code of Conduct Officer

2021

Dr. Islem Rekik (Istanbul Technical University)  WiM President

Dr. Pallavi Tiwari (Case School of Engineering)   WiM Annual Event Executive 

Dr. Linwei Wang (Rochester Institute of Technology)  WiM Election Officer

Dr. Duygu Sarikaya (Gazi University)  WiM Outreach Officer

Dr. Thi Hoang Ngan Le (University of Arkansas)  WiM Annual Event Executive

2020

Dr. Islem Rekik (Istanbul Technical University)  WiM President

Dr. Pallavi Tiwari (Case School of Engineering)   WiM Annual Event Executive 

Dr. Despina Kontos (University of Pennsylvania)  MICCAI Board Liaison Officer 

Dr. Linwei Wang (Rochester Institute of Technology)  WiM Election Officer

Dr. Duygu Sarikaya (Gazi University)  WiM Outreach Officer

Dr. Thi Hoang Ngan Le (University of Arkansas)  WiM Annual Event Executive

Dr. Beatriz Paniagua (Kitware/University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC)) – WiM Advisor

2019

Dr. Islem Rekik (Istanbul Technical University) – WiM President

Dr. Pallavi Tiwari (Case School of Engineering) – WiM Annual Event Executive

Dr. Despina Kontos (University of Pennsylvania) – WiM MICCAI Board Liaison Officer

Dr. Linwei Wang (Rochester Institute of Technology) – WiM Election Officer

Dr. Duygu Sarikaya (University of Rennes 1) – WiM Outreach Officer 

Dr. Thi Hoang Ngan Le (University of Arkansas) – WiM Annual Event Executive

Dr. Ipek Oguz (Vandelbilt University) – WiM Advisor

Dr. Parvin Mousavi (Queen's University) – WiM Advisor

Founding Members

Dr. Tal Arbel (McGill University) – WiM Advisor

Dr. Gozde Unal (Istanbul Technical University) – WiM Advisor

Dr. Parvin Mousavi (Queen's University) – WiM Advisor