Gender Distributions of Paper Awards

with Jingyan Wang. In this post, we evaluate the gender distribution of best paper awardees in various top CS conferences. The inspiration to do so comes from an interview of Andrea Goldsmith in the IEEE Information Theory Society (ITSoc) newsletter [1] in which she lays out some interesting statistics: "Going by the names of authors, … Continue reading Gender Distributions of Paper Awards

Double Decker Peer Review

In computer science, conferences are often the final publication venue for research. However, conference papers are not always reviewed very carefully in terms of objective criteria like correctness, and the focus of the review is often on subjective criteria such as interestingness and perceived impact. Moreover, sub-fields such as Machine Learning (and AI) have recently … Continue reading Double Decker Peer Review

There’s Lots in a Name (Whereas There Shouldn’t Be)

with Jingyan Wang. (based on a folklore meme) It is common in some academic fields such as theoretical computer science to order the authors of a paper according to the alphabetical order of their last names. Alphabetical ordering is also employed in other contexts like listing of names of people on the web, for instance, … Continue reading There’s Lots in a Name (Whereas There Shouldn’t Be)