Consulting Topics

Cheng Ren

Senior Data Science Fellow
School of Social Welfare

Cheng Ren is a D-Lab Senior Data Science Fellow and a Ph.D. student at the School of Social Welfare. His research interests are community engagement and assessment, nonprofit development, community database, computational social welfare, and data for social goods.

Swetha Pola

Research Fellow
School of Information

Swetha (she/her) is a 5th Year Master of Information and Data Science student at the School of Information, with experience in Cognitive Science, Psychology research, and product management. Her research interests include building ethical, transparent AI and the impacts of technologies (specifically, mass media, surveillance, and algorithms of bias) on longitudinal behavioral health. She is happy to help with questions on Python, R, SQL, machine learning, neural networks, statistical analysis, and research design!

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Ash Tan

Consultant
School of Information

Ash is a Masters of Information and Data Science student at the Berkeley School of Information. He currently studies data collection, analysis, and visualization, as well as research design and machine learning techniques. His interests include cognitive science, Wikipedia data, and privacy research.

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Aniket Kesari, Ph.D.

Research Fellow
Berkeley Law

Aniket is a postdoctoral scholar at the D-Lab. He earned his Ph.D. from Berkeley Law, where he specialized in Law & Economics. He also holds a BA from Rutgers University – New Brunswick in Political Science and History and is a JD candidate at Yale University. His research focuses on privacy and cybersecurity law, and he is generally interested in using data science to tackle public policy problems. During his graduate career, he was a Google Public Policy Fellow, a Data Science for Social Good (DSSG) Fellow at the University of Chicago, and a Technology Policy Analyst Intern at...

Aaron Culich

Deputy Director of D-Lab; Cyberinfrastructure Architect and Consulting Lead

Aaron Culich is a staff member at the D-Lab with expertise in Cloud Computing, High Performance Computing (HPC), Databases (SQL and NoSQL), JupyterHub and BinderHub infrastructure, and a variety of programming languages (Python, R, Java, C, C++, and more). His ongoing mission is to explore new compute possibilities, discovering useful tools and practices, and making them more accessible to researchers on campus and beyond.

George McIntire

Graduate Student Researcher (GSR)
School of Information

George is a first-year MIMS student. He specializes in Python Data Science Stack, Information Science, NLP, and Machine Learning.

Chris Paciorek, Ph.D.

Adjunct Professor
Department of Statistics

Chris Paciorek is an adjunct professor in the Department of Statistics, as well as the Statistical Computing Consultant in the Department's Statistical Computing Facility and a user support consultant for Berkeley Research Computing. He teaches and presents workshops on statistical computing topics, with a focus on R.

Enjoy the Layover?

March 9, 2021

Intercontinental trips require multiple days of traveling, layovers, and more often than not, rerouting due to bad weather. While some may consider a storm to be a roadblock, others may take it as an opportunity to explore a new city and its culture. A year ago, a heavy storm hit the entire world; COVID-19 sent us into lockdown. Most of our activities were cancelled. We could not go to work, eat at restaurants, or gather in-person with our friends anymore. That forced us to take a step back and adjust to the new situation. It was an opportunity to engage in new activities that...