International Day of Women and Girls in Science

Meet CVC’s female researchers and technicians

To promote full and equal access to and participation in science for women and to stimulate scientific vocations in girls, the United Nations General Assembly declared February 11th as the International Day of Women and Girls in Science.

Long-standing biases and gender stereotypes are steering girls and women away from engineering and technology-related fields, and, in this case, Artificial Intelligence (AI) is not an exception. According to the Global AI Talent Report of 2020 by JFGagne, the ratio of women publishing AI papers on arXive was 15,4% and the portion of publications by female researchers at top AI conferences were 18%.

At the Computer Vision Center, we are committed to the visibility of women in science and technology and we feel the responsibility to inspire female interest in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) disciplines, especially those in which they have a lower representation. For this reason, we celebrate this special day by highlighting the stories of our female researchers and technicians. We have asked them to tell their experiences:

◾ Why did they decide to study a scientific career?
◾ Have they ever felt any discrimination for being a woman in science?
◾ What advice can they give to young girls?

Let’s hear them!