Diversity and Inclusion Program

SAMSI and MSIDI Events

Date Event Title Location Sponsor
Spring 2021 Undergraduate Course: A Survey of Data Science Virtual By Invitation Only


Sudipta Dasmohapatra is the Director of the Master’s Program and a faculty in the Department of Statistical Science at Duke University. She currently serves as the SAMSI Director of Diversity. In this role, Sudipta’s vision is to conceptualize and cultivate diversity initiatives that will identify opportunities for under-represented groups to participate and contribute to SAMSI mission, and future SAMSI programs, workshops and special events.



SAMSI Partners

SAMSI regularly works to develop academic and professional partnerships with institutions of learning across the nation. These partnerships help to ensure SAMSI can offer diversity inclusion by bringing our robust network of prominent minds in the fields of applied mathematics, statistics and computer science opportunities to all individuals. SAMSI is proud to work with these institutions and hopes to develop an extensive network in the future.

The following institutions have partnerships with SAMSI:































SAMSI, from its inception in 2002, has been committed to respecting and supporting the values of inclusiveness, diversity, freedom of expression, and respect for all peoples, regardless of race, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, and expression, sexual orientation, religion, age, national origin, class or disabilities. One of nine science and mathematics institutes supported by the National Science Foundation (NSF), SAMSI is committed to engaging and expanding the reach of its current and future programs to encourage and incorporate more women and underrepresented minorities to participate. Together with the other NSF Mathematical Sciences Institutes, SAMSI partners with the Mathematical Sciences Institutes Diversity Initiative (MSIDI) to plan, promote and carry out programs that represent all people in order to grow the fields of statistics, applied mathematics, computer sciences, and mathematical sciences more broadly, for generations to come.

SAMSI directorate diligently works to ensure the inclusion of women and underrepresented groups among those who attend SAMSI programs and workshops. Further, the directorate also makes sure that the representation of women and minorities in SAMSI graduate, undergraduate, and postdoctoral fellow programs is a priority. In addition, SAMSI also includes women and underrepresented groups in organizing committees and leadership level positions within the SAMSI directorate and governing body.

Past SAMSI hosted or co-sponsored Events:

Date Event Title Location Sponsor
October 2-3, 2020 Blackwell-Tapia Conference
(postponed due to COVID-19)
Durham, NC SAMSI, N.C. Central University, Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, the National Science Foundation, and the NSF Mathematical Sciences Institutes Diversity Committee
October 17-18, 2019 Diversity in Data Science and Machine Learning Conference Howard University, Washington, DC SAMSI, N.C. Central University, N.C. A&T State University, Spelman College, Howard University, Flatiron Health, and the National Security Agency
March 4, 2019 The Story of Data Science and Machine Learning Workshop SAMSI, Durham, NC SAMSI and the Department of Mathematics and Physics, N.C. Central University
October 19, 2018 A Short Course on Modern Data Science NC A&T State University, Greensboro, NC SAMSI and NSF ACE Data Science and Analytics Program at NC A&T State University
October 10-11, 2018 Modern Math Workshop San Antonio, TX SAMSI, MSIDI, SACNAS, and USAA
March 24, 2018 Education and Outreach Workshop (Undergraduate): Statistics in the Criminal Justice System Co-Sponsored Workshop NC Central University, Durham, NC SAMSI and Dept of Mathematics and Physics at NC Central University
October 15-16, 2014 Modern Math Workshop Los Angeles, CA SAMSI and MSIDI
June 5-6, 2014 Recruiting and Retaining Graduate Students in the Statistical Sciences and Applied Mathematics SAMSI, RTP, NC SAMSI and the National Alliance for Doctoral Studies in the Mathematical Sciences
April 9-11, 2014 Spring Opportunities for Women NIMBios, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN SAMSI and NIMBios
November 14-15, 2008 Blackwell-Tapia Conference Research Triangle Park, NC SAMSI and NSF
June 2006 12th Annual Conference for African-American Researchers in the Mathematical Sciences SAMSI

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