WASP Diversity and Inclusion Group was formed in 2021 with the purpose to increase the gender balance and to improve diversity in WASP. The group includes both members from the WASP community and external experts.

Efforts will be based on practical suggestions for how to promote and improve diversity and inclusion within the natural sciences, drawn from research on how processes of discrimination and privilege appear in scientific working practices at different points in the career trajectory. A core philosophy is that actions and initiatives should be identified and targeted based on collected hard and soft data, and knowledge from the scientific community about which type of activities has shown to give effect.


Implicit bias in practices in technology research and overcoming them, is a lecture held by professor Ericka Johnson, Linköping University, at the WASP Winter Conference in January, 2022, by invitation from the DIG group.

September 10th 2021 13:00-16;00

13:00-13:10  Opening and introduction. Ivica Crnkovic, CTH.

13:10 – 14:10  Gender Issues in Computer Science Research, Education, and Society. Letizia Jaccheri, NTNU (Norwegian University of Science and Technology)

14:10-14:20 Speed meetings in breakout rooms

14:20-14:30  BREAK

14:30 – 15:30  Challenges and best practices from WASP Universities. Panel discussion moderated by Amy Loutfi, OrU and Katherine Harrison, LiU. Panel: Danica Kragic, Kathlén Kohn, KTH; Vicenc Torra UmU

15:30 – 15:55 WASP call for female assistant professors. Amy Loutfi, OrU

15:55 – 16:00 Closing remarks. Ivica Crnkovic, CTH.


Amy Loutfi

WASP Co-director for recruitment coordination, Professor, School of Science and Technology, Örebro University

Alma Persson

Associate Professor, Department of Thematic Studies, Linköping University

Anoud Alshnakat

PhD Student, Department of Theoretical Computer Science, KTH Royal Institute of Technology

Mary Sheeran

Professor, Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Chalmers University of Technology

Mikael Johansson

Professor, Division of Decision and Control Systems, KTH Royal Institute of Technology

Per Runeson

Professor, Department of Computer Science, Lund University
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