About Faculty Affiliates
The Harvard Data Science Initiative (HDSI) Affiliates Program supports Harvard faculty who are actively engaged in advancing data science methodologies and applications or data science teaching. The Program seeks to foster collaboration between methodologically- and domain-focused researchers, strengthen the Harvard data science community, and amplify the impact of data science beyond the University.
The Program supports Affiliates by convening networking sessions, seminars, workshops, and tutorials; providing opportunities for research funding; facilitating engagement with industry; and promoting data science research. The Program also offers Affiliates an opportunity to shape the future of data science at Harvard through participation in strategic planning activities and service on governance committees. As the Initiative grows, so too will the benefits to Affiliates.
- Networking opportunities with other HDSI Affiliates
- Can state HDSI affiliation in publications (“and Affiliate, Harvard Data Science Initiative”)
- Inclusion on HDSI website and other communications
- Inclusion in the HDSI faculty profiles portal (under development)
- Opportunities for engagement and collaboration with HDSI Corporate Members
- Complimentary print subscription to the Harvard Data Science Review
Becoming a Faculty Affiliate
Requirements for Membership
All Harvard full-time faculty who hold PI rights, with a demonstrated commitment to data science research – including both methodologically-oriented and applications-oriented research – or teaching are encouraged to apply and can do so by filling out this short application form.
We will also invite any faculty member who hosts an HDSI Postdoctoral Fellow, receives funding from the HDSI, or serves on an HDSI committee to become an HDSI Affiliate.
Affiliates are appointed to a renewable two‐year term. Renewing members are encouraged to demonstrate some engagement with activities of the Initiative in the year prior to renewal. Some examples are:
- Attended HDSI seminars, workshops, or networking events
- Hosted an HDSI postdoctoral fellow
- Received funding from the HDSI
- Served on an HDSI committee
- Participated in, or attended, an event convened by the HDSI, for example a panel, a workshop, roundtable discussion, or networking event
- Provided Service to the Harvard Data Science Review