A colleague sent me this plot. It shows the percentages of women attaining Ph.D.s in various disciplines. I was viewing it on a laptop, and so I had to scroll down for a while to find Computer Science. Our numbers are not good. Actually I find them depressing.
In the College of Computing I think we’re proud of our demographics, that we have women in all ranks of the faculty. But we also believe more can be done. When I look at that graph I wonder just how, precisely, we’re going to achieve that. That’s why I find this depressing.