Diversity and Inclusion

SAMSI and MSIDI Events

Date Event Title Location Sponsor
October 10-11, 2018 2018 Modern Math Workshop San Antonio, TX Hosted by SAMSI (pre-conference to SACNAS)
November 9-10, 2018 Blackwell-Tapia Conference Providence, RI Hosted by ICERM

SAMSI, from its inception in 2002, has been committed to respect for and support of 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 work to ensure inclusion of women and underrepresented groups among those who attend SAMSI programs and workshops. Further, the directorate also make sure that 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.

The 6th Blackwell-Tapia Conference and Award Ceremony in 2008.
The Spring Opportunities for Women in Mathematical Science at University of Tennessee, Knoxville in 2014.
The Workshop for Women in Math Sciences, held in 2016.
The “Statistics in the Criminal Justice System Workshop” at NC Central University in 2018.










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 hosts or co-sponsors unique events or programs that are focused on women and underrepresented groups. Some recent events SAMSI has supported and/or hosted were:

Questions: communications@samsi.info