Sex and Gender in the Computer Graphics Research Literature SIGGRAPH Talks 2022

ANA DODIK*, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

SILVIA SELLÁN*, University of Toronto

THEODORE KIM, Yale University

AMANDA PHILLIPS, Georgetown University

* Joint First Authors


We survey the treatment of sex and gender in the Computer Graphics research literature from an algorithmic fairness perspective. We conclude current trends on the use of gender in our research community are scientifically incorrect and constitute a form of algorithmic bias with potential harmful effects. We propose ways of addressing these trends as technical limitations.



  title = {Sex and Gender in the Computer Graphics Literature},
  author = {Ana Dodik and Silvia Sellán and Theodore Kim and Amanda Phillips},
  year = {2022},
  journal = {ACM SIGGRAPH Talks}