Anna Levant

Applied materials
Promoting Women to Senior Leadership in Tech Companies
Dr. Anna Levant

Bio

Dr. Anna Levant is an algorithm group manager at Applied Materials. She holds a PhD from Weizmann Institute of Science in Applied Mathematics, specializing in Chaos Problems, and has numerous patents. Prior to joining Applied Materials, Dr. Levant worked for more than a decade spearheading the development of algorithms for modalities such as MRI, X-ray, and ECG for leading med-tech companies. Dr. Levant promotes women in STEM by teaching Machine Learning and Computer Vision at Haredi women’s colleges.

Abstract

The roundtable aims to address the challenges and opportunities surrounding the underrepresentation of women in leadership roles within the technology industry. Across the entire tech sector, the percentage of women in tech leadership roles is trending down, currently at 28%, according to DDI’s 2023 Global Leadership Forecast. As the field of data science continues to evolve, it is crucial to ensure that women have equal opportunities to advance and thrive in senior leadership positions. The roundtable will focus on exploring effective strategies and best practices for fostering women’s career progression and enabling their transition into senior leadership roles. By fostering an open and collaborative space, the roundtable aims to generate actionable insights and recommendations that can be implemented by individuals, organizations, and policymakers to promote women’s representation in senior leadership roles within tech companies. Ultimately, it seeks to inspire and empower women to break through barriers and reach their full potential in the data science and tech industry.Dr. Anna Levant is an algorithm group manager at Applied Materials. She holds a PhD from Weizmann Institute of Science in Applied Mathematics, specializing in Chaos Problems, and has numerous patents. Prior to joining Applied Materials, Dr. Levant worked for more than a decade spearheading the development of algorithms for modalities such as MRI, X-ray, and ECG for leading med-tech companies. Dr. Levant promotes women in STEM by teaching Machine Learning and Computer Vision at Haredi women’s colleges.

Agenda

8:45 Reception
9:30 Opening remarks by WiDS TLV ambassadors Noah Eyal Altman, Or Basson, and Nitzan Gado
9:45 Dr. Aya Soffer, IBM: "Putting Generative AI to Work: What Have We Learned So Far?"
10:15 Prof. Reut Tsarfaty, Bar-llan University: "Will Hebrew Speakers Be Able to Use Generative AI in Their Native Tongue?"
10:45 Break
11:00 Lightning talks
12:20 Lunch & poster session
13:20 Roundtable session & poster session
14:05 Roundtable closing
14:20 Break
14:30 Dr. Orna Amir & Hila Kantor, Google: "A User-Centric Framework for Quantifying Notification Harm"
14:50 Naomi Ken Korem, Lightricks: "Mastering the Art of Generative Models: Training and Controlling Text-to-Video Models"
15:10 Dr. Yael Mathov, Intuit: "Surviving the AI-pocalypse: Your Guide to LLM Security"
15:30 Closing remarks
15:40 The end

WiDS TLV important update

Dear WiDS TLV attendees,

In light of recent developments, we regret to inform you that the WIDS TLV 2024 event scheduled for tomorrow has been postponed to June 3rd, 2024. We apologize for this last-minute change and look forward to seeing all of you on June 3rd.