Bringing Data to Diversity, Inclusion, and Equity
Date: March 11, 2021
Time: 12 noon – 1 pm
Meeting ID: 914 6938 1227
Join us for a discussion around insights into their methodology, major projects, and a brainstorm session that can focus on Berkeley Lab ideas and needs across environmental justice, the Berkeley Lab workforce, and beyond. QSIDE, the Institute for the Quantitative Study of Inclusion, Diversity, and Equity, is a nonprofit organization bringing the vanguard of quantitative tools to bear on issues of social justice in the arts, crime and criminal justice, health care, higher education, pop culture, and more. https://qsideinstitute.org/
Chad Topaz (he/him), Professor of Mathematics, is an applied mathematician and data scientist at Williams College.
Topaz received his AB in applied mathematics from Harvard University and his PhD in applied mathematics from Northwestern University. His research has been supported by the National Science Foundation since 2006 and his work at the intersection of social justice and quantitative approaches has been covered in The Atlantic, The Guardian, Hyperallergic, MIT Technology Review, Nonprofit Quarterly, Smithsonian Magazine and numerous other outlets.
Passionate about scientific communication and discourse, Chad has delivered more than 160 talks at colleges, universities, and scientific meetings. His research honors include a New Directions Research Professorship at the Institute for Mathematics and its Applications, the Outstanding Paper Award of the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics, a Board of Trustees Award from Macalester College, and a Kavli Frontiers Fellowship from the National Academy of Sciences. A passionate advocate for inclusive classrooms, Chad won UCLA’s Sorgenfrey Distinguished Teaching Award in Mathematics and Macalester College’s Rossmann Excellence in Teaching Award.