Women in Mathematics and Public Policy

January 22 - 25, 2019


???????????????????????????????????????????????????The Women in Math and Public Policy workshop is designed to bring together women in mathematics, science, engineering, and policy to work on pressing research topics in the fields of cybersecurity and climate change. These two topics were chosen because of their wide-reaching policy impacts and reliance on various mathematical techniques. The goal is to have a diverse and multidisciplinary cohort of women at different stages in their careers, from graduate students to senior researchers.  In addition to working in small groups on a specific research project, there will also be opportunities for networking and to attend talks by keynote speakers.

Due to the nature of this workshop, only women will be invited to participate.  All are welcome to attend the two keynote lectures by Lucy Jones (Caltech) and Kristin Lauter (Microsoft Research); more information will be available closer to the date of the workshop.

Participation in this workshop is by application only.  Please complete the application, even if you do not need travel or lodging support. Successful applicants will pay a modest fee when they are invited to register for the workshop.

This workshop is organized by the RAND Corporation, a non-profit, nonpartisan, public policy think tank, and UCLA’s Institute for Pure and Applied Mathematics. It is partially supported by NSF-HRD 1500481 – AWM ADVANCE  grant.

Organizing Committee

Erin Hartman (University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA))
Mary Lee (The RAND Corporation)
Aisha Najera Chesler (The RAND Corporation, Engineering and Applied Sciences)
Lynn Vavreck (University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Co-founder, Cooperative Campaign Analysis Project)