Career Development

Start and advance your career in data science.

The Academic Data Science Alliance supports an interdisciplinary community of students, educators, and practitioners who are advancing best practices in the quickly evolving world of data science.

  • CONNECTIONS: Network with others who share your passion for data science.
  • RESOURCES: Share and learn from others to stay up-to-date with rapid developments in methods, tools, and pedagogy.
  • MENTORING: Meet experienced mentors who can share insights and advice to advance your career.
  • LEADERSHIP: Learn about opportunities to join and lead initiatives to advance best practices in data science.


Meet some of our community members and learn how to connect by browsing through our Directory.

Add yourself to the directory

It's a free and easy way to for others to learn how to connect with you.

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Sports + Data Science

April 25, 2024 from 12-1 PM EDT | 9-10 AM PDT

Join a community-led gathering of sports and data science enthusiasts to explore opportunities in this space.



Does it cost money to create a profile in the directory?

No, the directory is free.

Who should create a profile?

ADSA welcomes anyone who is leading data science initiatives and advancing best practices in data science in higher ed. Data science initiatives include those that focus on scholarly research, teaching, training, and/or outreach.

Is ADSA only for people in academia?

No, we welcome folks who lead data science initiatives in any industry. However, our programming and resources tend to have an academic focus.

"Data Scientist" isn't in my job title. Can I still join?

Yes, ADSA welcomes anyone who is advancing and broadening participation in data science.

Can I create a profile in the directory if I am not a member of ADSA?

Yes, anyone can create a profile in our directory. If you would like to become an institutional member, you can learn more about our memberships here.

What if I want to delete my profile?

No problem, you can delete your profile at any time by emailing with the subject line "Opt out of the directory." We will remove you within 5 business days.

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CDN Steering Committee 2022 – 2024

Elie Alhajjar, Ph.D.

Elie Alhajjar, Ph.D.

Army Cyber Institute

Senior Research Scientist

Karen Chen, Ph.D.

Karen Chen, Ph.D.

University of Maryland Baltimore County

Assistant Professor

Diya Das, Ph.D.

Diya Das, Ph.D.


Data Planning, Access & Sharing Lead

Maryam Vareth, Ph.D.

Maryam Vareth, Ph.D.

University of California, Berkeley

Innovate For Health Director and Research Lead in Health & Life