The School of Information and Library Sciences (SILS) at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill announced this week that the Community Data Science Collective’s very own Sayamindu Dasgupta will be joining their faculty as a tenure-track assistant professor. The announcement from SILS has much more detail and makes very clear that UNC is thrilled to have him join their faculty.
UNC has has every reason to be excited. Sayamindu has been making our research collective look good for several years. Much of this is obvious in the pile of papers and awards he’ s built. In less visible roles, Sayamindu has helped us build infrastructure, mentored graduate and undergraduate students in the group, and has basically just been joy to have around.
Those of us that work in the Community Data Lab at UW is going to miss having Sayamindu around. Chapel Hill is very, very lucky to have him.