Striving for Inclusion in Statistics and Data Science


Skills in statistics and data science are hot in our modern, information-rich society. However, the formal training required to master these topics is out of reach for many people.

UC Santa Barbara will lead six other West Coast universities to establish PALiISaDS — the Pacific Alliance for Low-Income Inclusion in Statistics and Data Science. The project aims to broaden and diversify training for statistics and data science careers by providing a bridge between undergraduate and graduate programs. The endeavor is supported by a $5 million grant from the National Science Foundation.

“PALiISaDS solidifies UCSB's status as a regional hub for statistics and data science undergraduate education; raises our national profile; and will greatly expand our departmental diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives,” said statistics and applied probability professor Mike Ludkovski(link is external), who will lead the program.

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Thursday, October 13, 2022