Earlier this week, I got an e-mail from Lucia Santamaria from the “Gender Gap in Science” project from the International Council for Science. They are trying to systematically measure the gender gap in a number of ways, including looking at publication records. One of the important parts of their effort is to find ways to validate methods of gender assignment or inference.
Lucia was writing about some data found in the paper I wrote with with Melanie Stefan about women in computational biology.
I recently had reason to go and dig through some of my old blog posts at ScienceBlogs - in particular, this one on diversity and this other one on academic freedom vs bigotry. Though I often feel like I’ve gone through a rather major intellectual overhaul in the past couple of years, I’m happy to say that I can stand behind the stuff I wrote back in 2010 and 2013 on these topics.