The goal of this project is to create a healthy community of LGBTIQ+ researchers working on different areas of ICT. Climate in the engineering disciplines is problematic for LGBTIQ+. At the moment, initiatives targeting LGBTIQ+ ICT-researchers are either local and not ICT-specific, or ICT-specific but consider multiple diversity axes. As it is in general easier to relate to someone similar to oneself (phenomenon known as homophily in sociology), we believe that LGBTIQ+ community specifically focussed on ICT can benefit the researchers more than a broad LGBTIQ+ research community that encompasses all disciplines. Moreover, this community will strengthen the cross-institutional ties supporting ICT research as a whole. To create the community we plan several activities amongs other things; two workshops, a cross-institution mentoring scheme, a list of educational DOs and DONTs creating a more inclusive environment for LGBTIQ+ students in ICT etc.
- prof.dr. Alexander Serebrenik (TU/e, Social Software Engineering, CS, M&CS)
- prof. dr. ir. Roland van Rijswijk-Deij (UT, Design and Analysis of Communication Systems, EE, EEMCS)
- prof. dr. Rineke Verbrugge (UG, Multi-Agent Systems, Artificial Intelligence)
- prof. dr. Eugenio Cantatore (TU/e, Integrated Circuits, EE)
- prof. dr. ir. Han La Poutré (TUD, Intelligent Electrical Power Grids, EE, EEMCS)