Yale University

CIRA Warmly Wishes Russell "Skip" Barbour Well in His Transition to Retirement

Recently CIRA hosted a virtual Zoom gathering to celebrate Dr. Russell "Skip" Barbour's legacy at both CIRA and Yale. Effective June 2, 2020, Dr. Barbour will conclude his roles at CIRA as Associate Director, Research Methods and Analysis, and Co-Director, Data Management and Statistical Analysis, within the Interdisciplinary Research Methods Core. Dr. Barbour is retiring from Yale after 14 years at CIRA and a prior appointment at Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies. He will continue his teaching during the spring semester in the Humanities Department. Throughout his research career, one of his special interests was data that is correlated by space, social networks or other factors. "Skip" has co-authored papers on topics varying from HIV, Hepatitis-C and injection drug use contributing with his expertise in research methods and data analysis. We plan to honor his legacy through the development of a future seminar in his name to address approaches in Natural Language Processing.

Paul Cleary, CIRA Director stated: "Through his quiet dedication to improving the excellence of all the investigators and projects he was involved, Skip had a positive impact. We celebrate his many wonderful contributions and qualities, everyone always enjoyed every chance we had to work and interact with him."

Feel free to reach out and wish him well – russell.barbour@yale.edu.

Zoom Party Hosted on May 28, 2020:

Zoom party capture for Russell "Skip" Barbour's retirement celebration

Published: Friday, May 29, 2020