Women in MICCAI
WiM 2020 Event (virtual) Oct 6th 2020, 12-14 UTC
WiM 2020 Event's theme this year is "transitions and role models", and it will feature keynote speakers who will talk about the "real" and "less traditional aspects" of their career paths including taking leaps and lessons learned along the way.
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.
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 held recently. 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, has joined as an executive member from the industry. The WiM committee was approved by the MICCAI board in October 2016. The founders and our industry member are the current executives of the committee with plans to rotate the positions over time. Membership is open to everyone.
Dr. Islem Rekik (Istanbul Technical University) - President
Dr. Duygu Sarikaya (Gazi University) - WiM Outreach Officer
Dr. Thi Hoang Ngan Le (University of Arkansas) - WiM Annual Event Executive