Software and Services for Data Science

SSDS Overview

with Evan Muzzall & Kate Barron
March 4, 2022 | 1:30 PM - 1:55 PM | Registration

This talk will provide an overview of SSDS services to support your computational research needs. We help you get onboarded to research data collections and essential tools such as R and Python in the context of basic research workflows. We also offer one-to-one consultation support for when you get stuck. We will also discuss the Text Analysis and Machine Learning group, which is an informal space for you to familiarize yourself with these topics. Learn more at




Evan Muzzall, Head of SSDS, Stanford Libraries.

Evan is a social data scientist and digital humanist at Stanford University Libraries where he supports the computational research pursuits of students, librarians, faculty, and staff using a variety of pedagogical and methodological resources that emphasize critical thinking and data skills. He earned his PhD from Southern Illinois University Carbondale Department of Anthropology in 2015. Before joining Stanford, he was the Instructional Services Lead at the UC Berkeley D-Lab.


 Kate Barron, Research Data Curator, Stanford Libraries.

As a research data curator in the Center for Interdisciplinary Digital Research (CIDR), Kate helps preserve and document data that the library has acquired. Her goal is to ensure that the library's data collections are discoverable and reusable by the university community. Kate also advises faculty, staff and students about data management best practices. Kate earned her Master of Science in Information from the University of Michigan. Before joining Stanford, she was the Data Services Librarian at San José State University.