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HDSI brings together a large number of faculty and researchers across many departments and divisions at UC San Diego with overlapping interests in the discipline of Data Science.

Organized into “clusters” of shared interests and domain knowledge, the list of our researchers provides a snapshot of the breadth and diversity of ongoing research at UC San Diego.

We envision launching new research efforts within the Institute that specifically bring together researchers with complementary skills, for instance, method innovators working with application domain experts, to advance the field of Data Science. While we anticipate teaching activities to be integral to all our research, we have created a focus group on Experiential Education spanning education infrastructure support as well as online education.

Faculty who wish to join any of the below clusters are encouraged to email

Meet Our Librarian!

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Stephanie Labou
Data Science Librarian

Stephanie Labou is the Data Science Librarian with the UC San Diego Library. Stephanie provides user assistance with datasets and data analysis through general reference, in-person consultations, and collection development of licensed and open access data. She also co-manages the library’s Data & GIS Lab, which supports the full data lifecycle of quantitative, qualitative, and geospatial data-intensive research at UC San Diego. Additionally, Stephanie provides instruction and short-form workshops on coding skills and best practices, including the popular Software and Data Carpentry workshops.

Data Science Theory

Enabling Discovery

Education & Curricula Design

Quality of Life

Cross-cutting Systems

Data Science in Society