In 2020 I co-founded the Piscopia Initiative to encourage women and non-binary participation in mathematical postgraduate research. We were planning a big two day conference in Edinburgh for September 2020, but like everyone else we had to move it online. I want to share my personal four most important learnings that made our online conference… Continue reading Four tips that made our online conference a huge success.
The start of a PhD can be daunting, but luckily you are not alone! Here are 8 Tips to get you going! These tips are focused on mathematical research, but most of them will apply to a variety of disciplines. For more great tips and insights check out some Twitter accounts like "PhD Diaries". Get… Continue reading 8 Tips for the Start of your PhD
In January 2020 I co-founded the Piscopia Initiative to encourage women and non-binary participation in mathematical research across the UK. Read here about my motives. As a student I am constantly surrounded by advertisements for different outreach schemes for PhDs, focusing on a variety of subgroups, disciplines, and locations. However, they all are based on… Continue reading One step ahead by taking one step back: a different kind of outreach scheme
Recently, a friend of mine shared an article by the Harvard Business Review on the different application strategies of men and women: While men apply to a job when they meet around 60% of the criteria mentioned in the advert, women only apply if they are 100% qualified! The article then carefully explains how women… Continue reading Women into Maths PhDs! Or: why qualified women don’t apply.
The recent Corona pandemic is a world-wide catastrophe, impacting every aspect of our lives. As a PhD student in Statistics, I want to share some thought on how this crisis could substantially change the way we do Data Science in a post-corona world. While these aspects are minuscule in comparison to the humanitarian crises we… Continue reading Data Science in a Post-Corona World