Even though the number of minorities and underrepresented STEM graduates from colleges and universities at all degree levels has dramatically increased in recent years, there is little indication that diversity in related jobs has shifted or will shift substantially in the near span. Moreover, many people of minorities say that they face extra challenges and obstacles while excelling in STEM, specifically in AI. Therefore, this session provides a workplace to discuss further equal opportunities for underrepresented groups in STEM education and employment. We seek to attract the interests of people of minorities to the fields of STEM and AI by using positive examples to increase their involvement and boost their success and create a place for further discussion.
Activity schedule: Saturday Morning, July. 23, Messe Wien, Gallerie 17-18 Agenda: 09:00 – 09:10 Welcome and opening 09:10 – 09:45 “Unconscious and Implicit Bias” by Prof. Dr. Sriparna Saha, Indian Institute of Technology Patna 09:45 – 10:20 “Professorship Path: a Personal Experience” by Prof. Dr. Virginia Dignum, Umeå University 10:20 – 10:55 “Microaggression in Everyday Academic Life” by Prof. Dr. Setareh Maghsudi, Tübingen University 10:55 – 11:30 “Cultural Awareness when Stepping into Industry” by Dr. Tereza Iofciu, Head of Data Science at neuefische, Hamburg 11:30 – 12:00 Networking and discussions The workshop will be held in-person.
Organizing Committee: Zahra Ahmadi, L3S Research Center, Leibniz University Hannover Wenbin Zhang, Carnegie Mellon University Wolfgang Nejdl, L3S Research Center, Leibniz University Hannover