There's A Woman Behind First Black Hole Image?

To undermine Katherine Bouman's role in the black hole photo, trolls held up a white man as the real hero in Reddit and Twitter, until he (Andrew Chael) fought back.  - from CNN. What is the mistake? Katherine Bouman, 29, created one of the algorithms that led to the groundbreaking black hole image. She also helped develop the imaging and verification process, however, the majority of the audience or us mistakenly thought it was a male who independently fulfilled the work behind the scene, via social media. "Once I realized that many online commentators were using my name and image to advance a sexist agenda to claim that Katie's leading role in our global team was invented, I felt I should say something to make it clear I rejected that view," Chael told CNN. What we have known for Katherine? She was a postdoctoral fellow with the Event Horizon Telescope and an Assistant Professor in the CMS department at Caltech beginning in 2019. The focus of her research is on using emerging computational methods to push the boundaries of interdisciplinary imaging. She received my Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in 2017. She previously received a B.S.E. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI in 2011 and an S.M. degree in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from MIT in 2013. Though Bouman has received a lot of attention, she has maintained that the black hole image was the product of teamwork, to CNN. "No one of us could've done it alone. It came together because of lots of different people from many backgrounds. The Event Horizon Telescope project was composed of an international team of more than 200 researchers." What is the gender gap in STEM and AI? There is no doubt that in Science fields, especially in STEM subjects, it's more like a male-dominated field, including science, technology, engineering and mathematics. What is increasingly interesting is that there is also massive gender gap is already forming in the artificial intelligence industry workforce, according to World Economic Forum (WEF). From LinkedIn statistics, 78% of AI jobs today are taken by male - a gender gap three times larger than that in other industries. Women and men are not likely to hold the similar types of jobs in AI industry, as more men are taking senior positions such as a software engineer or head of engineering. Women in AI, on the other hand, are more likely to take lower and less lucrative positions such as data analyst or researcher. This is an issue that we have to address today if AI needs to reach its full potential with more women to participate in the economy as a whole soon in future. Firstly created & edited by AI Analytics; New source: Wikipedia, CNN news and Element AI research.