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.
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
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 creates and leads the strategic vision for the UC Davis libraries and oversees operations for the university’s four main libraries (Shields, Physical Sciences & Engineering, Carlson Health Sciences, and Blaisdell Medical). She leads the library’s efforts to integrate digital resources an information technology to serve the university’s academic community. She has published on information technology and digital knowledge management, and works toward creating and sustaining efforts that enhance efficient and effective access to knowledge. Smith leads the DSI advisory group.
Hemant Bhargava, Professor, MBSA Program Chair, Jerome and Elise Suran Chair in Technology Management.
Professor Bhargava is an expert in technology management and the information technology industry. He also studies the use of IT in clinical health care, and has previously worked on data-driven and analytical decision making in organizations.
Colin Cameron, Professor of Economics.
Professor Cameron’s research speciality is economic theory and microeconmetrics for cross-section data, especially count data, with applications to labor and health economic data.
John Daniels, Statistical Programming Consultant and Systems Administrator for the Social Science Data Service.
Paul Dodd, Associate Vice Chancellor for Interdisciplinary Research and Strategic Initiatives.
Benjamin Houlton, Chancellor’s Fellow, Professor of Global Environmental Studies, and Director of the John Muir Institute for the Environment (JMIE).
Patrice Koehl, Professor of Computer Science and Founding Director of the Data Science Initiative.
Prasant Mohapatra, Professor of Computer Science, Dean of Graduate Studies and Vice-Provost of Graduate Education.
Viji Murali, Chief Information Office and Vice Provost of Information and Educational Technology (IET) at UC Davis.
Tony Tyson, Distinguished Professor of Physics.
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.