About Us

The Data Institute at the University of San Francisco brings USF to the forefront of applied data science. As the umbrella organization for interdisciplinary data science research, degree programs and continuing education, the Data Institute creates new avenues for connections to industry, research, and educational opportunities.

Associated Faculty

Associate Director of Research
James Wilson
(415) 422-6243

Director - Vacant


Director of Partnerships
Sean Butcher

Sean Butcher is the Director of Partnerships of the Data Institute and MS Data Science program. Sean manages practicum projects for MSDS and memberships for the Data Institute.

Associate Director, Data Institute
Mikaela Mora
(415) 422-4229

Mikaela Mora is the Associate Director of the Data Institute. Mikaela focuses on the continuing education programs at the Data Institute as well as budget planning for all Data Institute research initiatives.

Assistant Director of Data Institute and MS Data Science
Kirsten Keihl
(415) 422-4868

Kirsten Keihl is the Assistant Director of the Data Institute and MS Data Science program. Kirsten focuses on admissions and student services for MS Data Science as well as certificates, trainings and programming for the Data Institute.

Program Assistant
Leslie Blakeman
(415) 422-4867

Leslie Blakeman is the Program Assistant for the Data Institute and MS in Data Science. Leslie handles frontline communication for certificate students and manages event planning for the Data Institute.