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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...

Ian Castro

Data Science Fellow
School of Information

Ian is a graduate student in the Master of Information Management and Systems program at the School of Information with a focus in applied data science. He earned his B.A. in Media Studies and B.S. in Microbial Biology from UC Berkeley, and his research interests and work experience are in STEM education. He focuses in building courses and academic programs to make data and computing accessible to historically marginalized students and those without prior exposure to the field.

Katherine Wolf

Adjunct Fellow
Environmental Science, Policy, and Management

Doctoral student in Rachel Morello-Frosch's laboratory in the Department of Environmental Science, Policy, and Management working at the intersection of environmental epidemiology, environmental justice, and causal inference. Particularly interested in developing quantitative methods to investigate the operation of social power in environmental monitoring regimes in the United States.

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...

Frances Leung

Data Science Fellow
School of Information

Frances Leung is a master’s student at UC Berkeley School of Information where she focuses her studies in information and data science. She has a keen interest in leveraging data-driven insights to better understand consumer behaviors and the world around us. In her professional work as a management consultant, she advises retailers and consumer businesses on digital transformation and creating web/mobile experiences that delight consumers through a human-centered approach. Frances holds a Master in Business Administration from York University, Schulich School...

Pratik Sachdeva, Ph.D.

Postdoc, Senior Data Science Fellow
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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Alex Bruefach

Discovery Graduate Fellow
Materials Science and Engineering

Alex is a PhD Candidate in materials science and engineering developing image processing and machine learning techniques for extracting information from electron microscopy datasets. Her primary focus is understanding what information is transferred from various feature representations of images. She has extensive experience collaborating across boundaries and is passionate about brainstorming innovative approaches to challenging data science problems!

Chun Ho Chow

Data Science Fellow
City and Regional Planning
Civil and Environmental Engineering

I'm a dual-degree MCP City Planning / MS Transportation Engineering student. My background is in physics, and I'm interested in understanding and modelling urban and regional systems, including their morphology/form, interactions, and fundamental dynamics, using complex systems and computational methods. I'm also interested in the emergence and evolution of social complexity, urbanism, and regional networks of cities.

Jordan Weiss, Ph.D.

Data Science Fellow
Demography

Jordan Weiss is a demographer who studies population health and inequality. A central theme of his work concerns the integration of theories across multiple disciplines with advances in statistical and computational science to inform research design and translate findings into actionable, policy-relevant information.

Jordan earned his Ph.D. in Demography and Sociology from the University of Pennsylvania where he also earned an MA in Statistics. He is currently a Postdoctoral Scholar in the Department of Demography and Data Science Fellow at the University of California,
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