The Global Women in Data Science (WiDS) Conference aims to inspire and educate data scientists worldwide, regardless of gender, and support women in the field. This one-day technical conference provides an opportunity to hear about the latest data science related research and applications in a broad set of domains. All genders are invited to participate in the conference, which features exclusively female speakers and mentors from industry and academia who are doing outstanding work in Data Science.

Registration, travel grants, and childcare

Registration is on a first-come first-served basis. Registration costs 100 DKK and includes lunch and coffee breaks.

Register here!

WiDS Copenhagen will re-imburse the expenses of a number of lower-income participants, including students, to support their attendance (travel and hotel). Application deadline: (CLOSED) March 4, 2019 23:59 CPH local time

Note that you will have to register yourself even if you receive this travel grant.

Most attendees will have access to Danish-covered childcare on the day. If you need WiDS Copenhagen to support additional childcare services in order for you to attend the conference, please contact us.

Confirmed Speakers

Claire Mathieu

Director of Research, CNRS, Paris, France

Juliana Freire

Professor of Data Science at NYU
New York, USA

Bodil Biering

Independent Consultant, Copenhagen, Denmark

Camilla Kerlauge

CEO and Founder, Spenderlog, Copenhagen, Denmark

Lucia Specia

Professor of Natural Language Processing, Imperial College London

Sanne Nygaard

Herlev and Gentofte Hospital

Joselene Marques

Artificial Intelligence Lead, Infomedia

Lucie Flekova

Technical Project Manager
Amazon Alexa AI

Afra Alihashi

Associate Professor
Tilburg University



8:00-9:00 Registration
9:00-9:15 Opening
9:15-10:45 SESSION 1
9:15-10:00 Keynote: Claire Mathieu
Hierarchical clustering
10:00-10:45 Keynote: Lucia Specia
Translating from noisy input: multimodality for robustness
10:45-11:15 Coffee break
11:15-12:15 SESSION 2
11:15-11:45 Talk: Afra Alihashi
Understanding emergent linguistic representations in neural models of language
11:45-12:15 Talk: Lucie Flekova
Transfer Learning for Natural Language Understanding
12:15-14:00 Mentorship Lunch


14:00-15:30 SESSION 3
14:00-14:45 Keynote: Juliana Freire
Democratizing Urban Data Exploration
14:45-15:30 Keynote: Sanne Nygaard
Data Science in the Health Sector - A look behind the scenes
15:30-16:00 Coffee break
16:00-17:50 SESSION 4
16:00-16:30 Talk: Bodil Biering
Moral implications of surveillance capitalism
16:30-17:00 Talk: Joselene Marques
Medical image analysis and quantification
17:00-17:10 Quick leg stretch
17:10-17:40 Talk: Camilla Kerlauge
My 20 years in data science – what’s next?
17:40-17:45 Closing


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WiDS Copenhagen Organisers

Our team of 12 volunteers spans diverse backgrounds and academic levels.