If I tell you a story about a heterosexual couple who are a computer scientist and a cleaner, would you have any preconceptions as to which was the man and which was the woman? You might not, but Google image searches show that the internet does.
Prof Ian Gent will use this as a parable about the vital problem of gender imbalance and stereotyping in Computer Science, perhaps the most important problem for the field. Ian will also discuss the Petrie Multiplier, a graphic illustration of how gender imbalance can dramatically affect the minority, even when the majority doesn't behave any worse.
Talk given at the Dundee Women in Science Festival, 18 March 2015