Women Leading The AI Industry: “We should help sponsor women already working in AI, so that they can focus on their research and their work and not spend their time looking for funding” with Julie Josse and Tyler Gallagher

Tyler Gallagher
Mar 20, 2019 · 15 min read
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I think we should help sponsor women already working in AI, so that they can focus on their research and their work while also having the opportunity to participate in communication actions (share their work, give talks) and not spend their time looking for funding (because as I said, we can’t do everything!). Also, sponsoring women in tech meetups and diversity scholarships could be an important way to demonstrate the awareness of diversity equality.

As part of my series about the women leading the Artificial Intelligence industry, I had the pleasure of interviewing Julie Josse, a professor of Statistics at École Polytechnique specializing in missing data and causal inference. Her main field of application is public health. At École Polytechnique, she is responsible for Data Science for the Business Master’s program, in collaboration with HEC. She has published over 30 articles and written 2 books in applied statistics. Her experience on dealing with incomplete data is recognized by the community: she organized the MissData conference on missing value in 2015 and she is often invited to give lectures to share her experience. Her goal is to push methodological innovation to bring useful application of her research to the user, in particular in bio-sciences and health. Julie Josse is dedicated to reproducible research using the statistical software, ‘R’: she has developed packages including FactoMineR, denoiseR, missMDA to transfer her work. She is a member of the R foundation and of Rforwards to increase the participation of minorities in the community. Julie grew up in Africa and French Polynesia before settling down just outside of Paris. She is passionate about statistics but also about travelling (often on horseback) around the world. She is also fascinated by nature and science. She has a particular interest in humanitarian issues and her long-term goal is to use more of her skills towards this purpose.


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Tyler Gallagher

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CEO and Founder of Regal Assets

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Leadership Lessons from Authorities in Business, Film, Sports and Tech. Authority Mag is devoted primarily to sharing interesting feature interviews of people who are authorities in their industry. We use interviews to draw out stories that are both empowering and actionable.

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