Speaker Series Committee

Mission Statement

The Speaker Series Committee invites female mathematicians to give talks accessible to graduate students and upper-level undergraduate students. One aim of the series is to increase the visibility of female researchers in the mathematical sciences. Another aim is to provide a forum for the discussion of mathematics and its practice from a feminist perspective. A third aim is to spark interest in mathematics, particularly among females. The diversity of the speakers, in biography, pedagogy, and research, will enrich the mathematical community.

2020-2021 Committee Co-Chairs

Kelly Pohland
Graduate Employee
kpohland@uoregon.edu

Agus Czenky
Graduate Employee
aczenky@uoregon.edu

2019-2020 Committee Chair: Kelly Pohland
2018-2019 Committee Chair: Kelly Pohland
2017-2018 Commitee Chair: Sarah Frei
2016-2017 Committee Chair: Clover May
2015-2016 Committee Chair: Sarah Frei
2014-2015 Committee Chair: Max Kutler
2013-2014 Committee Chair: Safia Chettih

Distinguished Speaker Series

The Speaker Series is able to provide support for one speaker per term to give two talks. Collectively, the talks will cover, as much as possible, material which is accessible to graduate students, material accessible to advanced undergraduates, and issues of importance to females in the mathematical sciences.

Recent Speakers

Spring 2021 Distinguished Speaker

Kristin Lauter
Talk for all audiences on Thursday, May 6, at 3:00pm on Zoom.
Title: Private AI: Machine Learning on Encrypted Data Poster
(Talk Video)

Previous Speakers

The committee has had the pleasure of hosting the following distinguished speakers:


Rachel Pries, Fall 2013 (Poster)
Talithia Williams, Winter 2014 (Abstracts)
Julie Bergner, Spring 2014 (Abstracts)
Christine Escher, Fall 2014 (Abstract 1 and Abstract 2)
Ursula Whitcher, Winter 2015 (Poster)
Lan-Hsuan Huang, Spring 2015 (Poster)
Angélica M. Osorno, Fall 2015 (Undergraduate Talk Abstract and Graduate and Faculty Talk Abstract )
Cristina Ballantine, Winter 2016 (Abstracts for both talks)
Monica Vazirani, Fall 2016 (Abstract)
Sara Billey, Spring 2017 (Undergraduate Talk Abstract and Graduate and Faculty Talk Abstract )
Bianca Viray, Fall 2017 (Abstract)
Carla Cederbaum, Winter 2018 (Undergraduate Talk Poster and Graduate and Faculty Talk Abstract)
Winnie Li, Spring 2018 (Undergraduate Talk Poster and Graduate and Faculty Talk Abstract)
Melody Chan,Fall 2018 (Undergraduate Talk Abstract and Graduate and Faculty Talk Abstract)
Rebecca Goldin , Spring 2019 (General Audience Talk Abstract and Graduate and Faculty Talk Abstract)
Sarah Holte, Fall 2019 (Undergraduate Talk Poster and Graduate and Faculty Talk Poster)
Tara Holm , Winter 2021 (Poster) (Talk Video)