The International Women in Mathematics Day 2021 Celebration9 June, 2021
Sorbonne University Abu Dhabi (SUAD) hosted a virtual conference on 7th of June from 11:00 AM until 3:00 PM in commemoration of International Women in Mathematics Day.
The conference was organised by Dr Lama Tarsissi, Assistant Professor in Mathematics at Sorbonne University Abu Dhabi and an Ambassador in The Committee for Women in Mathematics (CWM) in Lebanon and in the UAE.
The International Women in Mathematics Day aims to recognize and celebrate the achievements of all women in mathematics and to inspire women and motivate them to become mathematicians for a better working environment. On this occasion, the conference hosted UAE based renowned female mathematicians who made presenta-tions and speeches across 6 online sessions. The virtual conference started with a presentation titled “The Committee for Women in Mathematics of the International Mathematical Union and its activities” by Marie-Francoise Roy, chair of CWM. The presentation tackled the history and activities of the Committee for Women in Math-ematics of the International Mathematical Union with a focus on the Standing Commit-tee for Gender Equality in Science and the Gender Gap in Science Project.
The presentation was followed by 5 other consecutive presentations by Hania Mahas-sen, Coordinator and Associate Professor of Mathematics School of Arts & Sciences at The American university of Dubai, Dr Lama Tarsissi, Assistant Professor in Mathemat-ics at Sorbonne University Abu Dhabi and CWM Ambassador in Lebanon and in the UAE, Dr Linda Smail, Associate Professor in the Mathematics and Statistics Department in the College of Natural and Health Sciences, Dr Marwa Banna, Assistant Professor and an Emerging Scholar at New York University Abu Dhabi, and Dr Elena Bretta, Elena Beretta, Associate Professor at the Politecnico of Milan of Mathematical Analysis and a visiting professor of Mathematics at New York University Abu Dhabi.
The event focused on exchanging knowledge and research findings on various topics such as Plasmon dispersion in strongly coupled coulomb systems, combinatorics on words, Bayesian networks, high-dimensional probability with applications to big data sciences, and inverse boundary value problems.
Dr Lama Tarsissi, Assistant Professor in Mathematics at Sorbonne University Abu Dhabi and an Ambassador in The Committee for Women in Mathematics (CWM) in Lebanon and in the UAE commented:
“I’m very delighted to organise this first-of-its-kind conference in the UAE, which serves as a platform for women to share their knowledge in mathematics and research findings, and I believe that such initiatives are positive steps towards raising awareness of the impactful role of women in mathematics and their accomplishments on a wider scale”