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Data Science Scholars

Data Science Scholars have co-appointments at NICO and a partner research center at Northwestern. For more information, please visit the Data Science Initiative web site.

Alumni

Jonathan Atwell

Assistant Professor of Organizational Behavior
Stanford Graduate School of Business

Jon Atwell was a Data Science Scholar from 2017-2019 with appointments in the Institute for Policy Research (IPR) and the Northwestern Institute on Complex Systems (NICO). He is currently an Assistant Professor of Organizational Behavior at the Stanford Graduate School of Business and a NICO external faculty member.

Kevin Chao

Data Scientist
Biofourmis

Kevin Chao was a Data Science Scholar from 2017-2019 with appointments in the Center for Optimization and Statistical Learning and the Northwestern Institute on Complex Systems (NICO). He is currently a Data Scientist at Biofourmis.

Media: "Are you an ‘Earthquake Detective?" (Northwestern Now article)

Ben Nelson

Senior Data Scientist
Chan-Zuckerberg Initiative‚Äč

Ben Nelson was a Data Science Scholar from 2017-2018 with appointments in the Center for Interdisciplinary and Exploratory Research in Astrophysics (CIERA) and the Northwestern Institute on Complex Systems (NICO). He is currently a Senior Data Scientist at the Chan-Zuckerberg Initiative​.

Christopher Skovron

Research Scientist
Meta

Chris Skovron was a Data Science Scholar from 2017-2019 with appointments in the Institute for Policy Research (IPR) and the Northwestern Institute on Complex Systems (NICO). He is currently a Research Scientist at and a NICO external faculty member.

Media: "Examining Asymmetry in Partisan Political Participation" (Chicago Policy Review article)

Thomas Stoeger

Post Doctoral Fellow
Northwestern University, Amaral Lab

Thomas Stoeger was a Data Science Scholar from 2017-2019 with appointments in the Center for Genetic Medicine and the Northwestern Institute on Complex Systems (NICO). He is currently a Post Doctoral Fellow in the Amaral Lab at Northwestern University.

Media: "Study explains why some human genes are more popular with researchers than others" (Northwestern Now article)
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