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Bath Women in Maths Conference 2021

A two-day event showcasing the different career paths women have taken in maths across academia and industry.

  • 17 Mar 2021, 2.00pm to 18 Mar 2021, 4.00pm GMT
  • This is an online event.
  • This event is free

The Women In Maths group at the University of Bath is excited to hold its Women in Maths Conference 2021, free for all to attend. Our aim is to showcase the different paths that women can take to mathematical careers. There will be speakers from both academia and industry, discussing their work as well as their experience of being a woman in mathematics.

Each session of talks will be followed by a panel discussion where there will be an opportunity to ask the guest speakers questions. Feel free to drop in and out of the various sessions throughout the day.

If you are planning to watch any of the talks, please register on the eventbrite page and you will receive a link to watch the talks via Zoom.

We hope to see many of you there.


Wednesday 17 March 2021
14:00-14:15 Arrivals and introductions
14:15-14:35 Cécile Mailler
14:35-14:55 Emma Whitfield
14:55-15:15 Lizzi Pitt
15:15-15:45 Academic panel Q&A
Thursday 18 March 2021
14:00-14:15 Arrivals and introductions
14:15-14:35 Marian Smith
14:35-14:55 Lisa Lewis
14:55-15:15 Karrie Liu
15:15-15:35 Eleanor Jones
15:35-16:00 Industry panel Q&A


Cécile Mailler: EPSRC postdoctoral fellow and lecturer at the University of Bath who is a member of the probability group Prob-L@b. Cécile completed her PhD at the Laboratoire de Mathématiques de Versailles and her areas of interest include stochastic approximations, statistical physics, and analytics combinatorics.

Emma Whitfield: A former MMath student at Bath, Emma is now a PhD student at UCL.

Lizzi Pitt: Recently finished her PhD in stats at Bath, and has just started working in clinical trials.

Marian Smith: Studied Mathematics (BSc) at the University of Southampton and did a Postgraduate Diploma (PGDip) in Mathematics at King's College London. Currently works in the tech industry as a QA/Test Consultant at Avanade. Altius Data was acquired by Avanade on the 1st of January.

Lisa Lewis: Functional Resources Manager at MBDA. Lisa completed a degree at Durham University and a masters in Industrial Applied Maths from Southampton University. She has worked as a systems engineer at MBDA ever since. She has held a variety of roles at the company as well as being seconded in a Ministry of Defence project team. She is currently responsible for resourcing projects’ needs for Systems Engineers & Integration & Systems Validation Engineers.

Karrie Liu: completed an MSc in Mathematics with Modern Applications at the University of York as well as an MSc in Statistical Epidemiology at the University of Leeds. She is a Chartered Mathematician who works as a Volunteer Data Science Manager as well as an Analytics Manager for Boehringer Ingelheim, a pharmaceutical company. She previously worked for IQVIA as a healthcare analytics consultant.

Eleanor Jones: Software development consultant working for CGI in Bristol. Graduated from the University of Bristol in 2019 with an MEng in Aerospace Engineering. Works with a range of programming languages including C# and Javascript to create bespoke web applications for clients. Work also focuses on application security and prevention of cyber-attacks.

Bath Women in Maths Conference 2021

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