Why We Can’t Wait: Using Social Justice to Transform Data Science

Data Science Coast to Coast


Talitha Washington

Director, Atlanta University Center Consortium (AUCC) Data Science Initiative

Talitha Washington is the new Director of the Atlanta University Center Consortium (AUCC) Data Science Initiative. Dr. Washington’s experience includes inventive leadership in math education, research methodologies, and partnership development, and she has served most recently as a program director at the National Science Foundation (NSF) and a tenured associate professor at Howard University. Her multifaceted career includes the management of use-inspired convergence research to solve complex societal challenges, and she has published groundbreaking work on nonstandard finite difference (NSFD) methodologies developed for various systems of differential equations. Her work at NSF facilitated the integration of interdisciplinary knowledge with data science -- using methods including predictive artificial intelligence and economic and labor market analyses -- leading to innovation and the development of educational technologies connecting workers with the jobs of the future.