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Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

 

Communities narrowing Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) gaps can advance quality of life for all their members. This is a principle in line with my moral and ethical values, and I strongly believe in it. I consciously strive to recruit and nurture a diverse team of students and engage in outreach activities in some of the most disadvantaged communities. My goal is to create a space where everyone feels welcome, valued and respected and attain their potential to the fullest.

 

 

 

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Contact:

mishras at cs dot colorado dot edu

 +1 303-492-4686

Links

Pervasive Personalized Intelligence: PPI Center: NSF Industry University Cooperative Research Center

Social Justice & Environmental Quality-Denver: NSF Smart & Connected Community Project

The CU CyberSafety Research Center

Department of Computer Science

University of Colorado Boulder

 

 

My own understanding of DEI is built on a lifetime of international and cross-cultural experiences. I have gained a first-hand experience of how a diverse team of researchers leads to great innovative ideas, and engagement in community outreach activities leads a significantly high impact research that highly relevant to a much broader section of the society. Thirteen Ph.D. and thirty-five MS students have graduated under my guidance so far. These students have come from a very diverse background in terms of their race, color, gender, religious and national origin, including students from countries in Africa, Southeast Asia, Middle East, Europe, North America and South America. Four out of the thirteen Ph.D. students and twelve out of the thirty-five MS students that I have graduated are women. I have remained in contact with most of my students long after their graduation, and always get inspired by their success in their professional and personal lives.

 

I have actively engaged in outreach activities involving disadvantaged communities. These include three environmental justice communities (Elyria-Swansea, Globeville and Cole) in Denver that are low-income, mostly Hispanic with less than a high school education, and have a long legacy of environmental contamination. As part of an NSF-sponsored project, we are building a socio-technical system comprised of sensors, smartphone apps and cloud servers to understand the impact of this construction on their health & well-being and mitigate any negative impacts. As a member of the university Honor Code Advisory Board, I am helping revise the policies and procedures that lay out fair, respectful and ethical behaviors allowing all university members to thrive and encourage each student to succeed irrespective of their race, ethnicity, veteran status, sexual orientation, visible or invisible disability, or religion.

 

Useful Links

 

DEIA Statement: Computer Science Department

DEI Statement: College of Engineering & Applied Science

IDEA Plan: University of Colorado Boulder