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Celebrating Women in Mathematics at the University of Reading – 11.30-13.15 on Zoom

6th May 2020, 11.30-13.15 hours : Online meeting


Chair: Jennifer Scott, Professor of Mathematics, University of Reading


11.30: Welcome and introduction by Jennifer Scott

11.35: “Finding my way from University into the, somewhat niche, catastrophe
modelling industry”, Katharine Stevens, Assistant Vice President, Client and
Consulting Group, AIR Worldwide

11.55: “My Journey in Statistics: Random Walks and Significant Events”, Sue Todd,
Professor of Mathematics and Statistics, University of Reading

12.05: “Stormy Maths”, Suzanne Gray, Professor of Meteorology, University of

12.15: “Working towards gender equality at the University of Reading”, Simon
Chandler-Wilde, Professor of Applied Mathematics and Former Dean of
Diversity and Inclusion, University of Reading

12.30: “How I stopped being afraid of Maths and learned a new language”,
Agnieszka Faulkner, Department of Meteorology PhD Student, University of

12.35: “Maths: the secret behind Data Science and AI”, Huizhi Liang, Lecturer in
Computer Science, University of Reading

12.45: “Maths, maps and me”, Tasmin Symons, Maths of Planet Earth Centre for
Doctoral Training Graduate, Postdoctoral Researcher, University of Oxford Big
Data Institute

12.55: “Discovering new worlds while at my desk”, Ieva Dauzickaite, Maths of
Planet Earth Centre for Doctoral Training PhD Student, University of Reading

13.00: Closing summary and online networking, Jennifer Scott

13.15: Meeting closes


6 May 2020
11:30 am - 1:15 pm
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