Civil rights pioneer Ida B. Wells said that “the way to right wrongs is to turn the light of truth upon them.” The Institute for the Quantitative Study of Inclusion, Diversity, and Equity (QSIDE) uses the cutting edge of data science and mathematical modeling to focus that light. Our work encompasses:

  • Research-to-action projects addressing education equity, diversity and inclusion in arts/media, criminal justice, environmental justice, health equity, human trafficking, and more, and
  • Education and community-building programs to grow our nation’s capacity for informed and careful work at the interface of data science and social justice.

In all our endeavors, QSIDE adopts a community participatory action model, and we exist as a loose and nimble network of quantitative scholars, justice subject matter experts, activists, and other stakeholders. Formally instantiated as a 501(c)3 nonprofit in 2019, QSIDE is led by its co-founders, Chad Topaz, Ph.D. and Jude Higdon, Ed.D.