Databases & SQL

Pratik Sachdeva, Ph.D.

Postdoc, Researcher
Physics

I'm a Postdoc at the Social Sciences D-Lab. I received my Ph.D. in the Physics department at Berkeley. My research lies in the realm of theoretical/computational neuroscience, which aims to use mathematical and computational tools to better understand how neural systems operate and process information. My projects include using information-theoretic techniques to study how neural variability impacts information processing in neural circuits and investigating the statistical issues that impede the interpretation of parametric models of neural activity.

Beyond research, I'm
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Lia Chin-Purcell

Consultant
School of Information

Hello! I am a first-year Masters's student at the School of Information in the MIMS program with a focus is in data science and ethics. Before joining Berkeley, I studied computer science at the University of Puget Sound.

Wadzanai Makomva

Discovery Graduate Fellow
School of Information

Wadzanai is a graduate student at the School of Information and she is a part of the MIMS program. She has a vested interest in the integration between data science, technology and developmental surveillance techniques. She has prior experience working as a quantitative analyst in project management consulting within a professional services firm, public health, and most recently in sustainable construction materials. Wadzanai is particularly interested in increasing access of STEM subjects and fields to under-privileged women of color in the African continent, particularly her home...

Priscila Amorim

Changemaker Technology Project
Data Science
Digital Health Social Justice

Priscila Amorim is a recent graduate of UC Berkeley's Bachelor's of Arts in Data Science program, and is currently attending Northwestern Univerisity for a Master's of Science in Data Science. Priscila is passionate about the intersection of technology and social justice, and in particular, health justice. Their goal is to work on climate justice through database management or data engineering to support data scientists and analysts in their work through the availability of ubiquitous data. Priscila is currently working on the Changemaker's Digital Health Project to help create...

Brooks Jessup, Ph.D.

Data Science Fellow
History

Brooks received his Ph.D. in History from UC Berkeley and was trained in Data Science at General Assembly. His work applies digital tools and methods to the study of modern cities and urban issues. At D-Lab, he teaches and consults on data analytics, machine learning, geospatial analysis, and natural language processing with Python and SQL.