Regression Analysis

Finley Golightly

IT Support & Helpdesk Supervisor
Applied Mathematics

Finley joined D-Lab as full-time staff launching their career in Data Science after graduating with a Bachelor's degree in Applied Math from UC Berkeley.

They have been with D-Lab since Fall 2020, formerly as part of the UTech Management team before joining as full-time staff in Fall 2023. They love the learning environment of D-Lab and their favorite part of the job is their co-workers! In their free time, they enjoy reading, boxing, listening to music, and playing Dungeons & Dragons. Feel free to stop by the front desk to ask them any questions or...

Pratik Sachdeva, Ph.D.

Data/Research Scientist, Senior Consultant, and Senior Instructor

I am staff 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

Farnam Mohebi

Data Science Fellow
Haas School of Business

I am a PhD student at the Haas School of Business, University of California, Berkeley, and a researcher in the Department of Radiation Oncology at the University of California, San Francisco, having previously earned my MD and MPH degrees. My research focuses on the intersection of professionals and emerging technologies, drawing from the fields of medical sociology, organizational theory, and science and technology studies. I am particularly fascinated by the evolving relationship between physicians and artificial intelligence, the phenomenon of physician influencers, and the social...

Chirag Manghani

School of Information

Chirag is a 2nd year graduate at the I-School. Proficient in Python, Java, R, and SQL, he navigates software application development, machine learning and data science. His keen interest lies in data analysis and statistical methods, driving him to bridge theory and practice seamlessly. Chirag's dedication to excellence, adaptable mindset, and innate curiosity define him as a dynamic problem solver in the ever-evolving tech landscape.

Nicolas Nunez-Sahr


I lived in Santiago, Chile until I graduated from high school, and then moved to the US for undergrad at Stanford, where I obtained a Bachelor’s degree from the Statistics Department. I then worked as a Data Scientist in an NLP startup that was based in Bend, OR, which analyzed news articles. I love playing soccer, volleyball, table tennis, flute, guitar, latin music, and meeting new people. I want to get better at mountain biking, whitewater kayaking, chess and computer vision. I find nature astounding, and love finding sources of inspiration.

Gaby May Lagunes


Hello! I’m Gaby (she/her). I am PhD student at the ESPM department, I hold a masters in Data Science and Information from the Berkeley ISchool and I have 5+ years of industrial experience in different data roles. Before that I got a masters in Engineering for International Development and an undergraduate degree in Physics from University College London. And somewhere between all that I got married, survived the pandemic, and had two awesome boys. I’m very excited to help you use data to enhance your work and your experience here at Berkeley!

A Basic Introduction to Hierarchical Linear Modeling

March 4, 2024
by Mingfeng Xue. Hierarchical Linear Modeling (HLM) is an extension of linear models, which offers an approach to analyzing data structures with nested levels. This blog elucidates HLM's significance over traditional linear regression models, particularly in handling clustered data and multilevel predictors. Illustrated with an example from educational research, the blog demonstrates model implementation and interpretation steps. It showcases how HLM accommodates both independent variables from different levels and hierarchical structure data, providing insights into their impacts on the outcome variable. Recommended resources further aid readers in mastering HLM techniques.

Anna Björklund

Data Science Fellow

I am a fifth-year PhD student in the Department of Linguistics with an areal interest in the Wintuan languages, traditionally spoken in the northern Sacramento Valley and now undergoing revitalization. My primary research interests are in leveraging archival recordings for the phonetic analysis of these under-documented languages, as well as designing tools to assist in their revitalization. I have worked as a linguistic consultant for the Paskenta Band of Nomlaki Indians since 2020 and the Wintu Tribe of Northern California since 2022. I received my MA in linguistics from UC...

Chirag Manghani

Consulting Drop-In Hours: Wed 1pm-3pm

Consulting Areas: Python, R, SQL, Stata, SAS, LaTeX, HTML / CSS, Javascript, C++, APIs, Cloud & HPC Computing, Cybersecurity & Data Security, Databases & SQL, Data Manipulation and Cleaning, Data Science, Data Sources, Data Visualization, Deep Learning, Machine Learning, Natural Language Processing, Python Programming, R Programming, Software Tools, Text Analysis, Web Scraping, Regression Analysis, Software Output Interpretation, Bash or Command Line, Excel, Git or Github, Qualtrics, RStudio, RStudio...

Nicolas Nunez-Sahr

Consulting Drop-In Hours: By appointment only

Consulting Areas: Python, R, SQL, C++, APIs, Databases & SQL, Data Manipulation and Cleaning, Data Science, Data Visualization, Deep Learning, Machine Learning, Natural Language Processing, Python Programming, R Programming, Text Analysis, Regression Analysis, Software Output Interpretation, Bash or Command Line, Git or Github, RStudio, Google Cloud, PostgreSQL, Python Django

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