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.
WIN: Women In Numbers : http://womeninnumbertheory.org/
- Women in Numbers (2008)
- Women in Numbers 2 (2011)
- AWM-WIN at JMM (2013)
- WIN-Europe Luminy, 2013
- Women in Numbers 3, Banff, 2014
- WIN-Europe 2, Turkey, 2016
- AWM-WIN at JMM (2017)
- Algebraic Combinatorixx, Banff, 2011
- AWM-ACxx at JMM (2016)
WiSh: Women in Shape
- Modeling Boundaries of Objects, IPAM, July 2013
- AWM-WiSh at JMM (2014)
- WiSh2: Modeling Boundaries of Objects in 2- and 3-Dimensions, Turkey, 2016
WIT: Women In Topology
WhAM! Women in Applied Math
- WhAM! Dynamical Systems in Biology, IMA, September 2013
- AWM-WhAM! Workshop at SIAM (2016)
- Women in Math Bio, NIMBioS, June 2015
WINASC: Women in Numerical Analysis and Scientific Computing
- WhAM!2 Numerical Partial Differential Equations and Scientific Computing, IMA, 2014
- AWM-WhAM2! Workshop at SIAM (2017)
- WINART, Banff, April 2016
- Association for Women in Mathematics (opens in new tab)
- AWM ADVANCE Grant (opens in new tab)
- AWM-Springer Publication Series (opens in new tab)
- AWM Biennial Research Symposia (opens in new tab)
- AWM 40th Anniversary Conference (opens in new tab) (Brown//iceRM)
- AWM Research Symposium (opens in new tab) (Santa Clara/MSRI/AIM)
- AWM Research Symposium 2015 (opens in new tab) (University of Maryland)
- AWM Research Symposium 2017 (UCLA)
- 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 (opens in new tab)
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 (opens in new tab) : SAGE Days 26, 33, 42, 50, 62, 69
- Sage Days 26 (opens in new tab): — Seattle, Washington (December 7-10, 2010)
- Sage Days 33 (opens in new tab): — Seattle, Washington (September 19-23, 2011)
- Sage Days 42 (opens in new tab): — Women in Sage 3, July 15-19, 2012, Wallace Falls Lodge, Seattle, WA.
- Sage Days 50: (opens in new tab) — Women in Sage 4, Seattle, July 10 – 15, 2013
- Sage Days 62 (opens in new tab): — Portland, Oregon. Women In Sage 5 (July 28-August 1, 2014)
- Sage Days 69 (opens in new tab): — San Diego, CA. Women in Sage 6 (September 4-9, 2015)
CrossFyre (opens in new tab): Cryptography, Robustness, and Provably Secure Schemes for Female Young Researchers
- CrossFyre 2011: (opens in new tab) April 14-15, 2011, CASED (opens in new tab), Germany
- CrossFyre 2012: (opens in new tab) June 14-15, 2012, TU Eindhoven (opens in new tab), the Netherlands
- CrossFyre 2013: (opens in new tab) June 20-21, 2013, KU Leuven (opens in new tab), Belgium
- CrossFyre 2014: (opens in new tab) July 3-4, 2014, RU Bochum (opens in new tab), Germany
- CrossFyre 2015 (opens in new tab): November 2-3, 2015, Nijmegen – Netherlands
GREPSEC (opens in new tab) Conference for Women in Computer Security
- WIN–Women in Numbers: Research Directions in Number Theory (opens in new tab), Fields Institute Communications Series (2011) Volume 60, 288 pp.
- Research articles from WIN groups (opens in new tab)
- Association for Women in Mathematics awarded a $750,000 ADVANCE Grant to support the Research Collaboration Conferences for Women initiative for 5 years! (opens in new tab)