Carl StahmerExecutive Director
Carl Stahmer is a digital humanist. He leverages his expertise as a computer programmer and system architect to tackle complex problems in the humanities and beyond. Stahmer received his PhD in English from UC Santa Barbara. He is a professor in English at UC Davis and was head of the former Data and Digital Scholarship unit in the Library. He is a member of the teaching faculty at the Rare Book School, University of Virginia. His research interests include applications of natural language processing, computer vision, and library science.
Pamela ReynoldsAssociate Director
Pamela Reynolds is an experimental ecologist with a background in project management and team science. At DataLab she works to connect and train students, faculty and staff with computational tools and thinking to accelerate innovative research. Reynolds received her PhD in Biology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill where she studied the biodiversity of the world’s oceans. She holds dual bachelor’s degrees in Biological Sciences and Nature and Culture (English) from UC Davis. Reynolds returned to UC Davis as a postdoctoral scholar in 2014 to continue co-leading a global research network of environmental scientists (the Zostera Experimental Network). Her research interests include applications of data science to promote interdisciplinary research, and developing pedagogy for technical skills and computational thinking.
Michele TobiasGeospatial Data Specialist
Michele Tobias is a biogeomorphologist with a background in geospatial methods for ecology. At DataLab, she helps researchers understand and design geospatial methods and workflows, from data collection to spatial analysis to data visualization and cartography. Michele earned her PhD from UC Davis in Geography where she studied California’s sandy beach ecosystm with a mix of traditional phytosociological methods and innovative remote sensing tools. She has a bachelor’s degree in Geography (focused on biogeography) and German (focusing on linguistics) from UCLA and a master’s degree in Ecology (resource ecology & management) from University of Michigan. She worked at the UC Davis Information Center for the Environment as a postdoctoral scholar. Michele’s research interests include applying spatial analysis methods to new avenues of research. CV and projects.
Arthur KoehlData Scientist
Wesley BrooksData Scientist
Wesley Brooks is a research data scientist. He holds a PhD in Statistics and an MS in Biostatistics from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where he taught as a lecturer before joining DataLab. He was a postdoc in the Ecostats lab at the University of New South Wales, studying point processes and ecological statistics. His interests span from statistical computing to spatial statistics, nonparametric regression, and multimodel inference.
Samuel PizeloGraduate Student Researcher
Samuel Pizelo is a PhD student at UC Davis in the English program, with an emphasis in Science and Technology Studies. His research focuses on strategy in the Korean postcolonial period, from political and anticolonial to gamic and textual. His work at the DataLab ranges from Natural Language Processing and Neural Networks to web design.
Current Student Assistants and Interns
Chandni Nagda, Student Analyst Yanquin Shen, student analyst Sarah Gaeta, student intern Will Schmidt, student intern Juliet Israel, student assistant Jesse Escobar, design student David Li, geospatial student assistant
Jane CarlenPostdoctoral Scholar
Jane Carlen is a postdoc at the DSI providing data science support for applied research throughout the university, and data science training for students and faculty. She received her PhD in Statistics from UCLA, where she studied social networks with a focus on developing regularized network models and community detection in time-dependent networks.
Dan HicksPostdoctoral Scholar
Dan Hicks is currently an Assistant Professor at UC Merced. Their postdoc at the DataLab:DSI focused on academic institutional effectiveness. Their research interests include data ethics, science and technology studies, and bibliometrics.
MacKenzie Smith, University Librarian at UC Davis
Louise Kellogg, Professor of Geophysics and Director of Computational Infrastructure for Geodynamics. Professor Kellogg studied the dynamics of the solid Earth and similar planets, focusing on mantle convection and crustal deformation using computational models rooted in observation. She established the W. M. Keck Center for Active Visualization in Earth Sciences (KeckCAVES) where her research includes interactive visualization of data from natural disaster sites, reconstructing paleoocean flow, and using virtual reality and augmented reality for research and outreach. Professor Kellogg was engaged with the establishment of DataLab’s precursor, the Data Science Initiative.