On this episode of The Innovation Engine, we examine the dearth of female leaders in technology and look at ways we can mentor and encourage more female computer scientists. Among the topics we discuss are a new curriculum at Northeastern University, how that curriculum is evening the demographic playing field, and whether there really is a difference between women and men when it comes to their interest in Computer Science.
Our guest is Carla Brodley, Dean of the College of Computer and Information Science at Northeastern University. Dean Brodley’s interdisciplinary machine learning research led to advances not only in computer and information science, but also remote sensing, neuroscience, digital libraries, astrophysics, chemistry, evidence-based medicine, and predictive medicine. She’s currently serving on the board of directors of the Computing Research Association (CRA), the Executive Committee of the Northeast Big Data Hub, and as a member-at-large of the section on information, computing, and communication of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS).
Why are there fewer women than men in Computer Science?
How we can encourage women to try Computer Science (and one way we shouldn’t):
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