D-Lab offers free consulting services on research design, data analysis, data management, and related techniques and technologies. We welcome inquiries from Berkeley faculty, staff, postdocs, and grad students at all levels of expertise. Our standard consulting services are free of charge. In general, we provide consulting for you at your research stage, NOT for coursework. Please use your TAs for support specific to individual classes or assignments.  

Drop-in Consulting Hours

Consider dropping by our frontdesk to speak with a consultant if:

  • you are available Mondays-Fridays from 10am-5pm
  • you would like to speak to someone right away
  • you are not sure what to ask or would like help submitting the general intake form


Click here for more info on how to


Quick-tip: the fastest way to speak to a consultant is to
first submit a request and then start a drop-in session.

 

Consulting Appointments

Consider submitting a request to schedule an appointment if:

  • you are not able to attend any of our drop-in office hours
  • you would like to meet with a specific consultant
  • you think your question is more involved and would like the consultant to do some preparation in advance
     

To request a consulting appointment, please


Include in your request a brief description of your project, your data and your current stage in the research process.


Our Consultants

Below is a list of our consultants, their areas of expertise, and the times during which they have drop-in hours, if any.
If you would like to meet with a specific person, make a note of that when you submit a consulting request and we will make that arrangement, availability permitting.

Adam Dickenson
Geospatial Data, Maps & Spatial Analysis
Drop-In Hours:
Brooks Jessup
Python, SQL, databases, Data Sources, digital humanities, Maps & Spatial Analysis, Machine learning, NLP, social network analysis, text analysis
Drop-In Hours:
Pratik Sachdeva
Python, R, SQL, Matlab, LaTEX, HTML / CSS, Databases & SQL, data visualization, Machine learning, regression analysis, hierarchical models
Drop-In Hours:
Ash Tan
Data Sources, data visualization, Machine learning, Python, regression analysis, Bash or Command Line, Excel, Git or Github, RStudio
Jordan Weiss
R, Stata, LaTEX, ML, regression analysis, hierarchical models, Software Output Interpretation
Drop-In Hours:
Chun Ho Chow
Python, SQL, LaTEX, data visualization, digital humanities, Geospatial Data, Maps & Spatial Analysis
Drop-In Hours:
Anushah Hossain
Survey Design, research design, R, Stata, nVivo, Dedoose, Qualitative Methods, mixed methods
Drop-In Hours:
Sean Perez
Databases & SQL, Data Science, Data Sources, data visualization, mixed methods, Python Programming, R Programming, Software Tools, web scraping
Severin Saenz
Python, SPSS, ArcGIS, Qualtrics, research design, Database Design, geospatial analysis, qualitative analysis, data visualization, Survey Design
Drop-In Hours:
Sam Temlock
Cybersecurity & Data Security, Databases & SQL, Data Manipulation and Cleaning, Data Science, data visualization, Machine learning, Python Programming
Joshua Lin
Databases & SQL, Data Manipulation and Cleaning, Data Science, Data Sources, Machine learning, mixed methods, Python Programming, Qualitative Methods, R Programming, surveys, Sampling & Interviews
Drop-In Hours:
Jose Martin Aveldanes
Databases & SQL, Data Manipulation and Cleaning, Data Science, Data Sources, data visualization, deep learning, Machine learning, Python Programming, R Programming
George McIntire
Data Manipulation & Cleaning, Data Sources, data visualization, Machine learning, natural language processing, Python, social network analysis, surveys, Sampling & Interviews, text analysis, regression analysis
Drop-In Hours:
Reuben Perez
mixed methods, Qualitative Methods
Maya Samuels-Fair
Data Manipulation and Cleaning, data visualization, Machine learning, Python Programming, R Programming
Drop-In Hours:
Ash Tan
Data Sources, data visualization, Machine learning, Python, regression analysis, Bash or Command Line, Excel, Git or Github, RStudio
Lia Chin-Purcell
Databases & SQL, Data Manipulation and Cleaning, Data Science, data visualization, deep learning, Machine learning, Python Programming, R Programming, web scraping
Drop-In Hours:
Monica Donegan
Databases & SQL, Data Manipulation and Cleaning, Data Science, data visualization, Python Programming, R Programming
Drop-In Hours:
Anna Pan
Databases & SQL, Data Science, Data Sources, data visualization, Machine learning, Python Programming, R Programming, Software Tools
Drop-In Hours:
Navya Pothamsetty
Databases & SQL, Data Manipulation and Cleaning, Data Science, data visualization, Python Programming, R Programming
Drop-In Hours:
Cheng Ren
R, Python, GIS, Machine learning
Drop-In Hours:
Grazia Rovelli
Data Manipulation and Cleaning, Data Science, data visualization, Machine learning, Python Programming
Drop-In Hours:
Alex Stephenson
R Software Tools, regression analysis, Means Tests, Software Output Interpretation
Drop-In Hours:
Amy Van Scoyoc
APIs, Data Manipulation and Cleaning, Data Science, data visualization, Geospatial Data, Maps & Spatial Analysis, R Programming
Drop-In Hours:
Katie Wolf
Data Manipulation and Cleaning, Data Science, Data Sources, data visualization, Geospatial Data, Maps & Spatial Analysis, R Programming, Software Tools, Machine learning, Python Programming
Drop-In Hours:
Daphne Yang
Python, R, SQL, digital humanities, Machine learning, surveys, Sampling & Interviews
Drop-In Hours:
Marina Blum
R, data visualization, Qualitative Methods, Content analysis, Sampling & Interviews, currently learning text analysis
Drop-In Hours:
Angela Gao
Databases & SQL, Data Science, data visualization, Machine learning, R Programming, surveys, Sampling & Interviews
Drop-In Hours:
Frank Hidalgo
data visualization, Data Cleaning, Python, regression analysis, Bash or Command Line, Excel, Git or Github
Drop-In Hours:
Jennifer Kaplan
digital humanities, Qualitative Methods, Software Tools, surveys, Sampling & Interviews, text analysis, Excel, nVivo, Qualtrics, Currently learning how to use Praat
Drop-In Hours:
Jose Martin Aveldanes
Databases & SQL, Data Manipulation and Cleaning, Data Science, Data Sources, data visualization, deep learning, Machine learning, Python Programming, R Programming
Sean Perez
Databases & SQL, Data Science, Data Sources, data visualization, mixed methods, Python Programming, R Programming, Software Tools, web scraping
Reuben Perez
mixed methods, Qualitative Methods
Swetha Pola
Databases & SQL, Data Manipulation & Cleaning, data visualization, deep learning, Machine learning, natural language processing, Python, Qualitative Methods, surveys, Sampling & Interviews
Drop-In Hours:
Sam Temlock
Cybersecurity & Data Security, Databases & SQL, Data Manipulation and Cleaning, Data Science, data visualization, Machine learning, Python Programming
Ilya Akdemir
text analysis, natural language processing, Machine learning, Python
Drop-In Hours:
By Appointment Only
Adam G. Anderson
digital humanities, Geospatial Data, Maps & Spatial Analysis, natural language processing, text analysis
Drop-In Hours:
By Appointment Only
Renata Barreto-Montenegro
Python, Machine learning, visualization. Interests include inequality and race.
Drop-In Hours:
By Appointment Only
Ella Belfer
Excel, R, geospatial analysis in R/Python, Topic modeling
Drop-In Hours:
By Appointment Only
Isabelle Cohen
Stata, LaTEX, Open Data Kit/SurveyCTO, Data Cleaning, field research
Drop-In Hours:
By Appointment Only
Aaron Culich
Cloud, HPC (high performance computing), JupyterHub, BinderHub, databases, SQL, Python
Drop-In Hours:
By Appointment Only
Salma Elmallah
Excel, Python, Visual Basic, Data Cleaning, Data Management, data visualization
Drop-In Hours:
By Appointment Only
Isa Ferrall
R, Python, Data Cleaning, visualization, text analysis
Drop-In Hours:
By Appointment Only
Caroline Figueroa
Drop-In Hours:
By Appointment Only
Ann Glusker
Data Sources, data visualization, mixed methods, surveys, Sampling & Interviews, Excel, MaxQDA, SPSS, Stata
Drop-In Hours:
By Appointment Only
Emily Grabowski
Python, R, Machine learning, NLP, time series and speech data
Drop-In Hours:
By Appointment Only
Rick Jaffe
Research Data Management
Drop-In Hours:
By Appointment Only
Aniket Kesari
Python, R, LaTEX, Cybersecurity & Data Security, deep learning, Geospatial Data, Maps & Spatial Analysis, Machine learning, natural language processing, text analysis, web scraping, Statistical Methods
Drop-In Hours:
By Appointment Only
Hikari Murayama
Python, Google Earth Engine, Geospatial data and analysis, Stata, Excel
Drop-In Hours:
By Appointment Only
Avery Richards
Data Manipulation and Cleaning, Data Sources, Geospatial Data, Maps & Spatial Analysis, Python Programming, R Programming, web scraping
Drop-In Hours:
By Appointment Only
Rachael Samberg
Copyright, Intellectual Property, Licenses, Licensing, Publishing, Scholarship
Drop-In Hours:
By Appointment Only
Seema Shet
Databases & SQL, Machine learning, natural language processing, Python, Qualitative Methods, R, regression analysis, Means Tests, Excel, RStudio, SAS
Drop-In Hours:
By Appointment Only
Dan Stein
R, hierarchical models, dyadic data analysis, experimental design, MTurk, Qualtrics
Drop-In Hours:
By Appointment Only
Lawrence Yin Tello
Python, Data Manipulation and Cleaning, data visualization, R Programming
Drop-In Hours:
By Appointment Only
Claudia von Vacano
Methodologies/Approaches, digital humanities, qualitative analysis, Professional Development, Pedagogy
Drop-In Hours:
By Appointment Only
Donald Max Ziff
Cloud (Amazon Web Services, Google), Data Engineering (Cleaning, databases, SQL), digital humanities, GitHub, HPC (high performance computing), Machine learning, natural language processing, Python, pandas, Numpy, scikit-learn
Drop-In Hours:
By Appointment Only