I am gay and I am a statistician/computer scientist.//
I am an Associate Professor and Statistician in the School of Computer Science at the University of Guelph, in Guelph, Ontario, Canada. My research spans ecological and public health risk assessment, community-engaged software design, transdisciplinary pedagogy, and bridging the digital divide. Most recently I’ve been working in the Circumpolar North with the Inuit of Rigolet, Nunatsiavut to develop mobile applications for environment and health monitoring, and to develop tools to address a lack of internet and cellular infrastructure. Most of the work that I do is community-identified, community-led, and participatory in nature. One of my biggest passions is creating spaces and classrooms where students from multiple different disciplines and backgrounds can come together to work on a broad social challenge such as climate change, food security, energy sustainability, or plastic waste. These types of challenges are complex, multisectoral, and multifaceted, but I believe if we can embrace our diversity, our experiences, and different ways of knowing the world, we’ll be able to solve them.
Twitter: @DrDanielGillis, Instagram: @dangillis