DTU PhD researchers Sytze Van Herck and Antonio Fiscarelli published their conference paper entitled “Mind the Gap: Gender and Computer Science Conferences“. The paper appeared in the proceedings of the 13th IFIF TC 9 International Conference on Human Choice and Computers, HCC13 2018, held at the 24th IFIF World Computer Congress, 19-21 September, 2018.
“Computer science research areas are often arbitrarily defined by researchers themselves based on their own opinions or on conference rankings. First, we aim to create an automated and objective way of classifying conferences in computer science research areas based on topic modelling. We then study the topic relatedness of our computer science areas to identify isolated disciplinary silos and clusters that display more interdisciplinarity and collaboration. Furthermore, we compare the career length, publication growth rate and collaboration patterns for men and women in these research areas.”