Professor Nathan Taback is currently the director of Data Science programs and an Associate Professor, Teaching Stream in the Department of Statistical Sciences. Before joining U of T in 2013 he held positions at the Harvard School of Public Health, private consulting, and the pharmaceutical industry where he worked mainly on clinical research. Professor Taback is one of the founding members of Insecurity Insight, an international NGO that uses data to document and analyze violence against aid workers and refugees. He is the president-elect of the newly created Data Science and Analytics Section of the Statistical Society of Canada. His research interests include data science and statistics pedagogy, communicating data, and the application of computational and data science methods across disciplines.
Professor Taback was appointed as the Special Advisor to the Dean on Computational and Data Science in July 2020. As Special Advisor, Professor Taback will work collaboratively across the Faculty to both develop and begin implementation of computational and data science education across Arts & Science.