The Women@GECCO workshop series started in 2013 as a venue in which accomplished women researchers welcome and support other women in evolutionary computation (EC). Over the years, the workshop has become a venue where students and junior researchers from different under-represented cohorts in EC interact in an informal setting with established women researchers and the general GECCO community, to share our experience as researchers and discuss various issues related to fostering and balancing one's professional and social life, as well as on inserting oneself in the EC community.
The workshop plays an important role at GECCO and, particularly in a year that is challenging our professional and personal life, the Women@GECCO workshop will have a virtual format as an instance to connect ourselves as a community.
ACM-W provides support for women undergraduate and graduate students in Computer Science and related programs to attend research conferences. This exposure to the CS research world can encourage a student to continue on to the next level (Undergraduate to Graduate, Masters to Ph.D., Ph.D. to an industry or academic position). The student does not have to present a paper at the conference she attends.
More information on ACM-W Scholarships on the For Students page.
- Marie-Eléonore Kessaci, University of Lille, France
- Swetha Varadarajan, Colorado State University, USA