Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

The mission of the Northeast Big Data Hub is to build and strengthen partnerships. Great partnerships cannot rest on a foundation of inequality; they must work to advance equity for all partners, of all backgrounds. That’s why building a diverse, equitable, and inclusive community is central to the work of the Hub. The Northeast Big Data Hub is committed to advancing equity for those who have been underserved in the data science field, including Black and Hispanic people.

As a mode of representation, data holds great power in individual and institutional decision-making. It both reveals disparities and needs within our communities and provides a path forward toward innovation and change. As a community of data science practitioners, we are committed to building diversity, equity, and inclusion in all aspects of our work, always mindful that we leverage the power of data responsibly and accessibly. Our focus on Responsible Data Science serves as a foundation for enabling data science that is secure, private, and ethical.

We realize our commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion through mutual collaboration, proactive outreach, and inclusivity by design. Our goal every day is to do better than we have done before.

Learn more below about some of our work to date.


The Northeast Big Data Hub is delighted to announce our Seed Fund program this month. Designed to promote collaboration in data science, the Seed Fund will encourage the cross-pollination of ideas, data and tools across disciplines and sectors including academia, industry, government, and communities. Funding provided through this program is intended […]

Announcing the Northeast Big Data Hub Seed Fund Program


Data science is expanding rapidly in undergraduate education, but at the K-12 level, few schools have integrated this critical subject into their curricula. Many questions must be answered first: how should data science be taught to high schoolers? As a standalone course, or integrated throughout other courses? What level of […]

Data Science for All: NE Hub workshop explores teaching data ...


As part of our mission to address high-priority challenges with data-driven solutions, the Northeast Big Data Innovation Hub put out a call for workshop proposals this spring. We sought to support community-driven workshops that are designed to plan and develop Big Data projects, and are delighted to announce our first […]

Funding Awarded for First Round of NEBDIH-Sponsored Big Data Workshops


With data touching all aspects of our lives today, how can we look beyond traditional approaches to data science education to build capacity as broadly and inclusively as possible? Leaders in data science education discussed “Alternative Avenues for Development of Data Science Education Capacity” on Friday, September 22nd, in a […]

Talking Big Data Literacy in “Data Divide” series



Guest post by Catherine Cramer, NYSCI Increasingly, the prosperity, innovation and security of individuals
 and communities depend on a big data-literate society, which calls for a concerted effort 
to define what it means to be a big data literate citizen, information worker, researcher, or policymaker. As a step toward that […]

First Steps toward Big Data Literacy Framework at Spring Workshop


This post highlights one of the up-and-coming data science graduate students who participated in the Northeast Big Data Innovation Hub’s “Young Innovators” program this year. This program and others like it contribute to the Northeast Hub’s mission to build public-private partnerships to address high-priority societal challenges with data-driven solutions. The […]

Telling a Story with Data: Young Innovator Kenneth Graves