WRF Innovation Fellowships

Data-Intensive Discovery

Innovation Fellow in Data-Intensive Discovery and Neuroengineering

Nick Foti

Innovation Fellow in Data-Intensive Discovery and Neuroengineering

UW mentors
Emily Fox, Department of Statistics
Adrian KC Lee, Department of Speech & Hearing Sciences

Education
Ph.D., Computer Science, Dartmouth College, 2013
B.S., Computer Science and Mathematics, Tufts University, 2007

Innovation Fellow in Data-Intensive Discovery

Rahul Biswas

Innovation Fellow in Data-Intensive Discovery

UW mentors
Andrew Connolly, Department of Astronomy
Magdalena Balazinska, Department of Computer Science & Engineering
Marina Meila, Department of Statistics

Education
Postdoctoral researcher, Argonne National Laboratory, 2010-2014
Ph.D., Physics, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2010
M.S., Physics, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2004 M.S., Physics, Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur, India, 2001 B.S., Physics (honors), Presidency College, University of Calcutta, India, 1999

Innovation Fellow in Data-Intensive Discovery

Sophie Clayton

Innovation Fellow in Data-Intensive Discovery

UW mentors
E. Virginia Armbrust, School of Oceanography
Bill Howe, Department of Computer Science & Engineering and the eScience Institute

Education
Postdoctoral researcher, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2013 Ph.D., Physical Oceanography,
Massachusetts Institute of Technology/Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution Joint Program in Oceanography, 2013
B.Sc. (Hons.), Ocean Sciences, Bangor University, UK, 2007

Innovation Fellow in Data-Intensive Discovery

Thiago Costa

Innovation Fellow in Data-Intensive Discovery

UW mentors
Tyler McCormick, Department of Statistics and Department of Sociology
Joshua Blumenstock, Information School

Education
Ph.D., Applied Mathematics, Harvard University, 2014
M.S., Mathematics, Institute for Pure and Applied Mathematics, Brazil, 2008
B.S., Computer Engineering, State University of Campinas, Brazil, 2006

Innovation Fellow in Data-Intensive Discovery

Brittany Fiore-Gartland

Innovation Fellow in Data-Intensive Discovery

UW mentors
Cecilia Aragon, Department of Human Centered Design & Engineering
Gina Neff, Department of Communication

Education
Ph.D., Communication, University of Washington, 2014
M.A., Sociocultural Anthropology, Columbia University, 2008
B.A., Psychology, University of Pennsylvania, 2003

Innovation Fellow in Data-Intensive Discovery

Michael Fire

Innovation Fellow in Data-Intensive Discovery

UW mentors
Carlos Guestrin, Department of Computer Science & Engineering
Josh Blumenstock, Information School

Education
Postdoctoral researcher in Telekom Innovation Laboratories, Ben-Gurion University, Israel
Ph.D., Information System Engineering, Ben-Gurion University, Israel, 2013
M.S., Mathematics, Bar-Ilan University, Israel, 2004
B.Sc., Computer Science & Mathematics, Bar-Ilan University, Israel, 2004

Innovation Fellow in Data-Intensive Discovery

Jes Ford

Innovation Fellow in Data-Intensive Discovery

UW mentors
Mario Juric, Department of Astronomy
Jake VanderPlas, eScience Institute

Education
Ph.D., Physics, University of British Columbia
B.Sc., Physics, University of Nevada, Reno, 2008

Innovation Fellow in Data-Intensive Discovery

Alexander Franks

Innovation Fellow in Data-Intensive Discovery

UW mentors
Peter Hoff, Department of Statistics
Daniel Promislow, Department of Pathology

Education
Ph.D., Statistics, Harvard University, 2015
Sc.M., Applied Mathematics, Brown University, 2010
B.A., Computer Science and Applied Mathematics, Brown University, 2009

Innovation Fellow in Data-Intensive Discovery

Jie Liu

Innovation Fellow in Data-Intensive Discovery

UW mentors
Bill Noble, Department of Genome Sciences
Jeff Bilmes, Department of Electrical Engineering

Education
Ph.D., Computer Science,
University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2014
M.S., Statistics, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2011
M.S., Computer Science, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2009
M.S., Signal and Information Processing, Peking University, China, 2007
B.S., Information Management and Information Systems, Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications, China, 2004

 

Innovation Fellow in Data-Intensive Discovery

Xiaofeng Meng

Innovation Fellow in Data-Intensive Discovery

UW mentors
John Vidale, Department of Earth & Space Sciences
Jake VanderPlas, eScience Institute

Education
Ph.D., Geophysics, Georgia Institute of Technology, 2015
B.Sc., Physics, Beijing Normal University, China, 2008

Innovation Fellow in Data-Intensive Discovery

K. Allison Smith

Innovation Fellow in Data-Intensive Discovery

UW mentors
Curtis Deutsch, School of Oceanography
Jeffrey Heer, Department of Computer Science & Engineering

Education
Postdoctoral researcher, Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences
Program, Princeton University, 2010-14
Ph.D., Biological Sciences, University of South Carolina, 2010
M.A., Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of California, Los Angeles, 2005
Fulbright student, Marine Sciences, University of Auckland, New Zealand, 2002
B.S., Biology, with distinction, Duke University, 2001

Innovation Fellow in Data-Intensive Discovery

C. David Williams

Innovation Fellow in Data-Intensive Discovery

UW mentors
Thomas L. Daniel, Department of Biology
Magdalena Balazinska, Department of Computer
Science & Engineering

Education
National Science Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship in
Mathematical Biology, Harvard University, 2012-2014
Ph.D., Physiology and Biophysics,
University of Washington, 2012
B.A., Physics, Reed College, 2006

Alumni

Assistant Professor, Nagoya University

Tsuyoshi Kunihama

Assistant Professor, Nagoya University

UW mentors
Samuel Clark, Department of Sociology
Tyler McCormick, Department of Statistics and Department of Sociology

Education
Ph.D., Department of Statistical Science, Duke University
M.S., Economics, University of Tokyo, Japan, 2009
B.A., Economics, University of Tokyo, Japan, 2007