Scott Bailey to lead CIDR's Social Science Data & Software unit
We're very pleased to announce that Scott Bailey, currently a Research Developer in the Center for Interdisciplinary Digital Research (CIDR), will be leading CIDR's Social Science Data & Software unit (SSDS), effective immediately. As such, he will manage and expand the workshop and consulting services for which SSDS has been known campuswide for decades, and will continue their integration into CIDR's expanded workshop and consulting program, which now includes digital humanities services in addition to SSDS's traditional focus on the social sciences.
The key role of Head of SSDS has been vacant since its former incumbent, Ashley Jester, assumed the position of Assistant Director in the Science and Engineering Resource Group managing the Terman Engineering and Li & Ma Science Libraries. Scott has moved office to the 120 Green Library (Bing Wing) suite, adjacent to the Velma Denning Room.
Since joining CIDR in late 2016, Scott has been a tireless advocate for both the CIDR workshop series and intensive consultation with faculty and students. We're very fortunate to be able to formalize his commitment, knowledge, and expertise in this new leadership opportunity for him, and to fill a much-needed missing piece in the CIDR group.
Scott will continue to be part of the CIDR development team with Javier de la Rosa, but on less than a full-time basis. We will soon be posting a position for another CIDR Research Engineer in order to maintain this group's outstanding work.
Please join me in welcoming Scott to his new role!