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    [insert the usual apologies for duplication...] CALL FOR STUDENT ABSTRACTS Workshop for Women in Machine Learning Co-located with the Grace Hopper Celebration
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      CALL FOR STUDENT ABSTRACTS

      Workshop for Women in Machine Learning

      Co-located with the Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing San
      Diego, California October 4, 2006

      Deadline for student abstract submissions: August 15, 2006

      INTRODUCTION

      Machine learning is one of the fastest growing areas of computer science.
      Search engines, face recognition, DNA sequence analysis, speech and
      handwriting recognition, credit card fraud detection, premature baby
      monitoring and autonomous locomotion are just some of the applications in
      which machine learning is routinely used.

      Despite the variety of machine learning techniques and applications, the
      percentage of female researchers is lower than in many other areas of
      computer science. Most women working in machine learning rarely get the
      chance to interact with other female researchers, making it easy to feel
      isolated and hard to find role models.

      This one day workshop will give female faculty, research scientists, and
      students in the machine learning community an opportunity to meet, exchange
      ideas and learn from each other, while providing women in other areas of
      computer science an opportunity to learn about cutting-edge research in a
      growing field.

      Workshop registration is free.

      WORKSHOP FORMAT

      The workshop will consist of invited talks by established researchers,
      shorter research talks by Ph.D. students, and a panel discussion intended to
      address the controversial question: Are women shying away from theoretical
      machine learning research, in favor of more practical applications?

      STUDENT ABSTRACT SUBMISSION

      We strongly encourage female students in all areas of machine learning to
      submit an abstract (less than 500 words) describing either new or previously
      published research. Authors of accepted abstracts will be required to give a
      short talk about their research at the workshop.

      Abstracts should be submitted via the workshop website:
      http://www.seas.upenn.edu/~wiml/

      IMPORTANT DATES

      Abstract submission deadline: August 15, 2006 Notification of acceptance:
      August 25, 2006 Registration deadline: September 15, 2006 Workshop dinner:
      October 3, 2006
      Workshop: October 4, 2006

      ORGANIZERS

      Lisa Wainer, University College London
      Hanna Wallach, University of Cambridge
      Jenn Wortman, University of Pennsylvania

      For more information, please visit: http://www.seas.upenn.edu/~wiml/
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