Speaking/Presenting Requests: Please see my Speaking page.
QSIDE: I co-founded and serve as Executive Director of Research for QSIDE, the Institute for the Quantitative Study of Inclusion, Diversity, and Equity. An independent 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, QSIDE brings the vanguard of quantitative tools to bear on issues of social justice in the arts, crime and criminal justice, health care, higher education, pop culture, and more.
Selected recent social justice work (see Publications for complete list):
- C.M. Smith, N. Goldrosen, M.-V. Ciocanel, R. Santorella, C.M. Topaz, S. Sen. The most discriminatory federal judges give Black and Hispanic defendants at least double the sentences of white defendants, submitted (2021).
- E. Miller, B.D. Martin, C.M. Topaz. New York City Jails: COVID discharge policy, data transparency, and reform, submitted (2021).
- D.P. Maes, J. Tucher, C.M. Topaz. Affirmative action, critical mass, and a predictive model of undergraduate student body demographics, PLOS One 16 (5) (2021) e0250266.
- J. Crodelle, C. Vallejo, M. Schmidtchen, C.M. Topaz, M.R. D’Orsogna. Impacts of California Proposition 47 on crime in Santa Monica, CA, PLOS One 16 (5) (2021) e0251199.
- B.C. Heggeseth, C.M. Topaz. When data meets diversity, SIAM News 53 (10) (2020).
- M.-V. Ciocanel, C.M. Topaz, R. Santorella, S. Sen, C.M. Smith, A. Hufstetler. JUSTFAIR: Judicial System Transparency through Federal Archive Inferred Records, PLOS One 15 (10) (2020) e0241381.
- C.M. Topaz, J. Cart, C. Diaz Eaton, A. Hanson Shrout, J.A. Higdon, K. İnce, B. Katz, D. Lewis, J. Libertini, C.M. Smith. Demographic study of signatories to public letters on diversity in the mathematical sciences, PLOS One 15 (4) (2020) e0232075.
Support: I’m grateful to be supported by the National Science Foundation since 2006, currently by grant DMS-1813752, Variational and Topological Approaches to Complex Systems (2018 – 2021). The views expressed on my website are my own and do not in any way represent the NSF.