iSchool Capstone

Analyzing the Gender Gap in Tech Authorship

Project tags:

data science & visualization

equity & inclusion

social justice

Gender disparities in computer science authorship persist as a significant challenge in academia. Our project involves creating a data visualization website to highlight the gender gap in computer science research. We discovered that women represent a mere 21.9% of published papers. Additionally, women constitute only 25% of full-time professors and earn just 80% of what their male counterparts make. By presenting engaging data visualizations and employing a predictive algorithm, our website sheds light on the future gender gap. This project empowers others by raising awareness and facilitating informed actions to combat gender disparities in computer science

Project participants:

Mustafa Abdulkadir


Molly Stark


Marie O'connell


Jameson Pastor


Luka Marceta