Women in Probability

Women in Probability is an organization for women active in probability research. Our primary purposes are to improve visibility of women's research in probability, and to provide networking and mentoring opportunities for early career women.

Our activities are funded by the US National Science Foundation.

The third Conference on New Developments in Probability will be held September 26-28, 2024 in Montréal! See the CNDP tab for details.

Rick Durrett (Duke) is organizing another conference at UNC Chapel Hill August 5-6, 2024, with help from Shankar Bhamidi and Zoe Huang (UNC Chapel Hill), celebrating 30 Years of Women in Probability!


Women in Probability organizes various activities to help develop interpersonal contacts which will facilitate early career transitions and ultimately improve the retention of talented women in our field. These activities include

Conference dinners
Women in Probability hosts regular networking events at probability conferences in the US. Please see the Calendar tab for upcoming events.

Early Career Peer Group
The group meets about once a month for online seminars during the academic year. The online meetings feature research seminars and discussions of soft topics relevant to early career researchers intending to continue in academics.

Women in Probability organizes a regular series Conference on New Developments in Probability which runs about every four years. The inaugural meeting ran in 2016 co-organized with the Department of Mathematics at Northwestern University. The second CNDP ran in 2021 (postponed from 2020 due to the coronavirus shutdown) co-organized with the Department of Mathematics at Tulane University. CNDP 3 will be September 26-28, 2024 in Montreal. See the CNDP tab for more details!

We welcome women working in probability and related fields all over the world to list their names on this website, and to sign up to the Women in Probability mailing list. Although most of our activities are organized in the United States and Canada, we welcome co-organization with colleagues abroad! Please contact us if you'd like to discuss coordinating an event in collaboration with Women in Probability.



For further information regarding Women in Probability or its activities, please contact us.