Kelsey Briggs

Director, Programs & Strategic Initiatives
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Kelsey is the Director of Programs & Strategic Initiatives for the Data Science Program. Her responsibilities include serving as the Graduate Coordinator, working with the Program Head on grant funded projects, supporting faculty and students, and collaborating with the Program Manager. Specifically, Kelsey provides administrative oversight for the NRT CEDAR Project, an interdisciplinary program that seeks to transform the next generation of technical leaders equipped with DS techniques and methods ready to solve critical engineering and science problems plaguing our society. In addition, Kelsey is the Co-PI for the Data Science Research Experience for Undergraduate Students (REU), sponsored by the National Science Foundation. Successfully operating since 2016, the DS REU offers students from geographically diverse institutions around the country access to vibrant scientific research projects and undergraduate mentorship. The students, working with WPI faculty, graduate students, and peer students, learn state-of-the-art data science techniques and technologies including machine learning, artificial intelligence, and big data technologies. They apply these new skills to research focused on solving societal challenges of high impact in our communities. Lastly, Kelsey serves as a Women in Data Science (WiDS) Ambassador. WPI is proud to collaborate with Stanford University and the Global Women in Data Science (WiDS) Conference to bring the Women in Data Science (WiDS) conference to Central Massachusetts. This one-day technical conference provides an opportunity to hear about the latest data science-related research and applications in a number of domains, and to connect with others in the field.

Kelsey holds a Doctor of Education in Higher Education Administration from Northeastern University (2021), a Master of Education in Higher Education Administration from Northeastern University (2015), a Master of Business Administration and Certificate in Organizational Leadership from University of Massachusetts Dartmouth (2013) and a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a concentration in Human Resource Management from University of Massachusetts Dartmouth (2012).