Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

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The Mission of DEI Committee of the UC San Diego Halıcıoğlu Data Science Institute is to establish and enhance the Institute’s commitment to diversity at every level, from undergraduate and graduate to faculty, research, administration, and partnerships. Diversity in all forms—thought, experience, and identity—fosters and encourages new ideas and perspectives and promotes Institutional excellence.

While great strides have been made in each of these domains, ensuring that underrepresented and underserved data science students continue to receive equitable representation and opportunities is a continuing effort. The Committee works to create a welcoming, equitable, and inclusive environment that facilitates growth for all students, faculty, and staff. Through the collaborative efforts of faculty and student members, we are committed to supporting and promoting the safety, well-being, and success of all in our community.

HDSI DEI Committee Members

Contact Us: HDSIDEI@ucsd.edu

Saura Naderi (Chair), Director of K-14 Outreach
Virginia de Sa, HDSI Associate Director
Shannon Ellis, Assistant Teaching Professor 
Bobby Gordon, Director, Marketing & Communications
Meghan Kelliher, Program Coordinator & Undergraduate Advisor
Rob Knight, founding Director of the Center for Microbiome Innovation, Professor of Pediatrics
Arun Kumar, Assistant Professor
Gal Mishne, Assistant Professor
Erik Mjoen, Industry Relations Manager
Dimitris Politis, HDSI Associate Director