Mary Silber

Po-Ling Loh

Jelena Diakonikolas

Rebecca Willett

Xiaoxia Wu

IFDS members have been active leaders in the data science community over the past year, organizing workshops with participants reflecting all core TRIPODS disciplines, covering a broad range of career stages, and advancing the participation of women. IFDS executive committee member Rebecca Willett co-organized a workshop on the Multifaceted Complexity of Machine Learning at the NSF Institute of Mathematical and Statistical Innovation, which featured IFDS faculty Po-Ling Loh and Jelena Diakonikolas as speakers. With the support of the Institute for Advanced Study Women and Mathematics Ambassador program, IFDS postdoc Xiaoxia (Shirley) Wu organized the Women in Theoretical Machine Learning Symposium, which again featured IFDS faculty Po-Ling Loh and Jelena Diakonikolas. Finally, IFDS faculty Rebecca Willett and Mary Silber co-organized the Graduate Research Opportunities for Women 2020 conference, which is aimed at female-identified undergraduate students who may be interested in pursuing a graduate degree in the mathematical sciences. The conference is open to undergraduates from U.S. colleges and universities, including international students. IFDS faculty members Rina Barber and Rebecca Willett were featured speakers.