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Arlyn Burgess

University of Virginia School of Data Science
Associate Dean for Administration
Charlottesville, VA
Arlyn Burgess is the Associate Dean for Administration for the School of Data Science at the University of Virginia, which enables data science work throughout the University and coordinates educational and data-driven research programs. The School of Data Science – UVA’s 12th school and the first established since 2007 – will position the University and the Commonwealth as a global leader in efforts to improve society through the powerful, emerging field of data science. Ms. Burgess oversees operational stability of the School and directs new initiatives driven by interdisciplinary interest in data, and develops new programming to engage the data science community. She manages budget development and oversees external relations and strategic partnerships and the development and use of physical space. Working closely with University colleagues, she participates on central teams for collaboration discovery and the use of data informed methods for decision-making within the University. With external partners, she is the contact for data projects and stacked engagement with the private sector as well as state and federal government agencies. Ms. Burgess serves on the leadership team responsible for setting strategic initiatives for engagement within and outside of the University on this exciting new endeavor. She serves on the Governor’s Data Sharing and Analytics Advisory Committee for the Commonwealth of Virginia and holds degrees from Northwestern University and the University of Virginia.