Letizia Jaccheri

Letizia Jaccheri

Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway

Gender Issues in Computer Science Research, Education, and Society


This lecture addresses gender issues in CS from Research, Education, Society perspectives. 
I start from UN Goal 5, Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls to contextualize the topic in an open and meaningful context. I present research issues, some from my own projects (see 1,2,3), others from examples of biased technology, like smartphone voice assistants and data sets for job recruiting based on male population. 
Then, I present statistics about female presence in education, research and industry. Further, the presentation goes in depth and presents two specific projects we run at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology for increasing gender balance among students and among professors.

These are ADA (URL https://www.ntnu.edu/girls/about-ada) and IDUN (URL https://www.ntnu.edu/idun).

The presentation concludes with a list of International projects and resource.

References and Resources:

  1. J Brevik, L Jaccheri, JCT Vidal, Designing Software to Prevent Child Marriage Globally, of the 18th ACM International Conference on Interaction Design and Children, 2019
  2. J Carver, L. Jaccheri, S. Morasca, F. Shull, A checklist for integrating student empirical studies with research and teaching goals, Empirical Software Engineering, 2010 
  3. Rubegni, E., Landoni, M., De Angeli, A., & Jaccheri, M. L.  Detecting Gender Stereotypes in Children Digital StoryTelling 2019 ACM IDC 2019 
  4. Women in Digital. Digital Single Market Policy. https://ec.europa.eu/digital-single- market/en/women-ict
  5. EU Report of the Expert Group “Innovation through Gender” https://op.europa.eu/en/publication-detail/-/publication/d15a85d6-cd2d-4fbc-b998-42e53a73a449
  6. SHE Figures https://ec.europa.eu/info/publications/she-figures-2018_en
  7. ELSEVIER The researcher journey …  https://www.elsevier.co/research-intelligence/resource-library/gender-report-2020
  8. Informatics Europe Report on Informatics Education in Europe https://www.informatics-europe.org/publications.html
  9. Informatics Europe WIRE https://www.informatics-europe.org/working-groups/women-in-icst-research-and-education.html
  10. ACM Women in Computing Europe. https://europe.acm.org/acm-we

Short Bio:

Letizia Jaccheri (Ph.D. from Politecnico di Torino, Italy) is Professor at the Department of Computer Science of the Norwegian University of Science and Technology. Jaccheri’s research is on: software engineering; entertainment computing; computational creativity; ICT-enabled social innovation. Jaccheri is the Norwegian representative and Vice President of IFIP TC14 on Entertainment Computing.  She has published more than 200 papers in International conferences and journals. She has been teaching courses in software engineering at various levels since 1994. She has supervised PhD students, Post-doctoral students and acted as opponent for national and international defences. From 2015 to April 2018 she was independent director of Reply S.p.A, an IT company with 6000 employees world wide. She has been general chair of IFIP ICEC 2015, co-chair of ACM IDC 2018, and Program Chair of the European Computer Science Summit 2018. She participates to several Horizon 2020 projects, among which INITIATE INnovation through bIg daTa and socIal entrepreneurship; UMI Sci-Ed Exploiting Ubiquitous Computing, Mobile Computing and the Internet of Things to promote STEM Education; SOCRATIC SOcial CReATive IntelligenCe Platform for achieving Global Sustainability Goals. Letizia Jaccheri is passionate about dissemination of computer science and research to the general public and to contribute to recruit female students to computer science and research.