Women @ GECCO


The Women@GECCO workshop series started in 2013 as a venue in which accomplished women researchers welcome and support other women in evolutionary computation (EC). Over the years, the workshop has become a venue where students and junior researchers from different under-represented cohorts in EC interact in an informal setting with established women researchers and the general GECCO community, to share our experience as researchers and discuss various issues related to fostering and balancing one's professional and social life, as well as on inserting oneself in the EC community.

The workshop plays an important role at GECCO and, particularly in years that are challenging our professional and personal life, the Women@GECCO workshop will have a hybrid format as an instance to connect ourselves as a community.

Date and Time

Saturday, July 9th, 2022. 18:00-20:00 (UTC/GMT-4, Eastern Daylight Time).

To join, please register here (https://gecco-2022.sigevo.org/Registration)
Registration is free for ACM/SIG Members!!!

Invited Talk

Carola Doerr, Sorbonne Université, CNRS, France

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Carola Doerr works on the fundamental aspects of black-box optimization algorithms. Her models predict the minimum number of evaluations needed for optimization. Her results inspire new solutions and provide insight into which type of algorithm works best for which problem. In addition, comparisons between black-box optimization algorithms require empirical comparisons, which Carola Doerr and her colleagues facilitate by developing IOHprofiler, an open-source software package for interactive analysis and visualization. In 2022, she received the bronze medal of the CNRS (French Research Center).

Round table

  • Gabriela Ochoa, University of Stirling, UK
  • Marcella Scoczynski, Federal University of Technology - Parana, BRAZIL
  • Tome Eftimov, Jozef Stefan Institute, Slovenia
  • Una-May O’Reilly, MIT, CSAIL, Any Scale Learning for All (ALFA) Group
  • Aneta Neumann, The University of Adelaide
  • Carola Doerr, Sorbonne Université, CNRS, France
  • Jean-Baptiste Mouret, LORIA/CNRS/INRIA
  • Pascal Kerschke, TU Dresden

The round table will be organized into four topics:

  • Work-life balance
  • International mobility
  • Conference dates
  • Actions to better include Women in Research


  • Marie-Eléonore Kessaci, University of Lille, France
  • Ana Kostovska, Jozef Stefan Institute, Slovenia.