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20/04/2023 to 21/04/2023


About the conference

The WiDS Conference, FAU Erlangen-Nürnberg, hosted by the FAU WiDS Ambassadors, is an independent event that is part of the annual WiDS worldwide conference, which is organized by Stanford University and held in over 200 locations around the globe. WiDS FAU addresses state-of-the-art developments in Data Science, Artificial Intelligence, and their applications in various scientific and engineering disciplines, as well as strategies for addressing related practical challenges in the industry.  The conference features

(1) young and advanced women data scientists who will present their recent research work and

(2) workshops and special career fair sessions from the industry.

Everyone is cordially invited to WiDS, FAU Erlangen-Nürnberg, 20 – 21 April 2023, which will be held online.


Participation in the WiDS FAU Erlangen-Nürnberg is free — no conference fee. However, registration is mandatory.

Please complete the registration form here before the start of the conference.

Program Overview

Thursday, 20.04.2023

  12.15 – 12.25: Opening and Welcome

  12.25 – 13.10: Keynote Lecture: Hiromi Yokoyama

  13.10 – 13.55: Keynote Lecture: Gitta Kutyniok

  13.55 – 14:10: Coffee Break

  14:10 – 14.40: Contributed Talk: Eva Gengler

  14.40 – 15.10: Contributed Talk: Joy Atokple

  15.10 – 15.55: Industrial Talk: Maria Sukhareva – Siemens AG

  15.55 – 16.10: Coffee Break

  16.10 – 16.55: Industrial Talk: Margaux Brégère – EDF

  16.55 – 17.25: Contributed Talk: Estelle Inack

  17.25 – 17:40: Networking

  17.40 – 18.40: Hiring Booth (Parallel Session)

 Friday, 21.04.2023

  12.15 – 12.40: Keynote Lecture: Frauke Liers

  12.40 – 13.05: Contributed Talk: TBA

  13.05 – 13.35: Contributed Talk: Samira Kabri

  13.35 – 13.50: Coffee Break

  13.50 – 14.35: Industrial Talk: Poornima Vadivel – Schaeffler AG

  14.35 – 15.05: Contributed Talk: TBA

  15.05 – 15.35: Contributed Talk: Sowmya S Sundaram

  15.40 – 15.50: Coffee Break

  15.50 – 16.35: Industrial Talk: Christiane Ahlheim – Google LLC

  16.35 – 17.20: Invited Talk: Kanika Goel, Jacqueline Kwiasowski -Adidas AG

  17.20 – 17.30: Networking

  17.30 – 18.30: Hiring Booth (Parallel Session)

Confirmed Speaker:

Christiane Ahlheim (Google LLC, London, UK)

Joy Atokyple (Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi, Ghana)

Margaux Brégère (Électricité de France (EDF), Paris, France)

Marie-Christine Düker (Cornell University, New York, USA)

Ariane Fazeny (FAU, Germany)

Eva Gengler (FAU, Germany)

Kanika Goel & Jacqueline Kwiasowski (Adidas AG Herzogenaurach, Germany)

Estelle Inack (Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics, Waterloo, Canada)

Samira Kabri (FAU, Germany)

Gitta Kutyniok (Ludwig-Maximilian-Universität München, Germany)

Frauke Liers (FAU, Germany)

Maria Sukhareva (Siemens AG, Erlangen, Germany)

Sowmya S Sundaram (Standford University School of Medicine, California, USA)

Poornima Vadivel (Schaeffler AG, Herzogenaurach, Germany)

Hiromi Yokoyama (University of Tokyo, Japan)

Participating Companies: Workshop and Hiring Booth Sessions

Get the most out of our conference by visiting the parallel hiring booth sessions from top companies in an interactive online environment.

Adidas AG

Électricité de France SA (EDF SA)

Google LLC

Schaeffler AG

Siemens AG

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Relevant SDGs

SDG10 - Reduced Inequality
SDG11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
SDG4 - Quality Education
SDG5 - Gender Equality
SDG8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
SDG9 - Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure

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Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg

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