2014 Fellows

We have selected 48 fellows for the 2014 summer fellowship class. We'll be updating this page soon with more details about them.

2013 Fellows

The 2013 program brought thirty six aspiring data scientists from across the country to Chicago. They were graduate and undergraduate students from quantitative and computational fields - from computer science to statistics to public policy.

From beginning of June to end of August, they worked in small teams on an analytics project for a nonprofit, local government, or federal agency. Fellows explored dozens of datasets, analyzed them to discover useful insights, and learned from decision-makers on the front lines of public policy.

Samrachana Adhikari
Samrachana Adhikari

Statistics

Carnegie Mellon University

Andres Akle Carranza
Andres Akle Carranza

Math

Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México

Scott Alfeld
Scott Alfeld

Computer Science

UW Madison

Sophia Alice
Sophia Alice

Math

University of Chicago

Zahra Ashktorab
Zahra Ashktorab

HCI

University of Maryland

Jonathan Auerbach
Jonathan Auerbach

Statistics

Columbia University

Varoon Bashyakarla
Varoon Bashyakarla

Statistics, Economics

Yale University

Jordan Bates
Jordan Bates

Computer Science

Arizona State University

John Brock
John Brock

Computer Science

UC Irvine

Christopher Brown
Christopher Brown

Linguistics

UT Austin

Michael Castelle
Michael Castelle

Sociology

University of Chicago

Giorgio Cavaggion
Giorgio Cavaggion

Computer Science

University of Illinois at Chicago

Kyla Cheung
Kyla Cheung

Computer Science

Columbia University

Walter Dempsey
Walter Dempsey

Statistics

University of Chicago

Sarah Evans
Sarah Evans

Computer Science

Stanford University

Andrea Fernandez Conde
Andrea Fernandez Conde

Political Science, Math

Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México

Adam Fishman
Adam Fishman

Math

Yale University

Jette Henderson
Jette Henderson

Computer Science

UT Austin

Kayla Jacobs
Kayla Jacobs

Computer Science

Technion: Israel Institute of Technology

Kwang-Sung Jun
Kwang-Sung Jun

Computer Science

UW Madison

Nathan Leiby
Nathan Leiby

Software Developer

Harvard

Allen Lin
Allen Lin

Computer Science, Policy

Cambridge University

Edward McFowland III
Edward McFowland III

Computer Science, Policy

Carnegie Mellon University

Paul Meinshausen
Paul Meinshausen

Psychology

Harvard University

Breanna Miller
Breanna Miller

Statistics

University of Michigan

Evan Misshula
Evan Misshula

Criminal Justice

City University of New York

Jit Nandi
Jit Nandi

Social and Decision Sciences

Carnegie Mellon University

Alessandro Panella
Alessandro Panella

Computer Science

University of Illinois at Chicago

Ahmad Qamar
Ahmad Qamar

Physics, Math

University of Chicago

Emily Rowe
Emily Rowe

Public Policy

University of Chicago

Zach Seeskin
Zach Seeskin

Statistics

Northwestern University

Nihar Shah
Nihar Shah

Economics

Harvard University

Camelia Simoiu
Camelia Simoiu

Human Dynamics

MIT

Sriram Somanchi
Sriram Somanchi

Computer Science, Policy

Carnegie Mellon University

Edward Su
Edward Su

Physics

MIT

Vidhur Vohra
Vidhur Vohra

Aerospace Engineering

Georgia Institute of Technology

Joseph Walsh
Joseph Walsh

Political Science

University of Alabama

Skyler Whorton
Skyler Whorton

Computer Science

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Min Xu
Min Xu

Computer Science

Carnegie Mellon University

2013 Mentors

Our mentors are experienced data scientists and researchers from business, academia, and nonprofits. They work with fellow teams full-time during the summer. They help fellows brainstorm projects, apply their coding and quantitative skills, and work with partner organizations.

Aron Culotta
Aron Culotta

Professor of Computer Science at the Illinois Institute of Technology

Elena Eneva
Elena Eneva

Management Scientist at Accenture, machine learning expert

Nick Mader
Nick Mader

Economist PhD at Chapin Hall at the University of Chicago

Tom Plagge
Tom Plagge

Astrophysicist PhD turned data scientist

Brandon Willard
Brandon Willard

Statistician at the Booth School of Business

Michelangelo D'Agostino
Michelangelo D'Agostino

Former senior analyst for Obama campaign, current data scientist at Braintree

2013 Volunteer Mentors

Professional data scientists, web developers, and researchers from Chicago's data community and beyond. They share their skills and expertise with the fellows part-time.

Derek Eder
Derek Eder

Open government developer, founder of DataMade

Forest Gregg
Forest Gregg

Sociology PhD student at the University of Chicago

Will High
Will High

Data scientist at Sociocast, former astrophysicist

Dean Malmgren
Dean Malmgren

Data scientist, co-founder of Datascope Analytics

Q Ethan McCallum
Q Ethan McCallum

Professional-services consultant, author, and speaker.

Michelangelo D'Agostino
Svetlozar Nestorov

Lecturer at the University of Chicago Department of Computer Science

Irina Matveeva
Irina Matveeva

Senior software developer and research at Dieselpoint

Max Shron
Max Shron

Data strategist based in New York City, former data scientist at OkCupid

Mike Stringer
Mike Stringer

Data scientist, co-founder of Datascope Analytics

2013 Staff

The fellowship is led by Rayid Ghani, former chief data scientist of the 2012 Obama campaign, and organized by an interdisciplinary team from the Computation Institute, a joint initiative between the University of Chicago and Argonne National Laboratory

Rayid Ghani
Rayid Ghani

Chief scientist of 2012 Obama campaign, CI and Harris School fellow

Matt Gee
Matt Gee

Policy PhD student at the University of Chicago, former analyst at U.S. Treasury

Juan-Pablo Velez
Juan-Pablo Velez

Civic technologist with Open City, former data journalist

Kate Kusiak Galvin
Kate Kusiak Galvin

Senior Associate Director of the Urban Center for Computation and Data, University of Chicago

Rob Mitchum
Rob Mitchum

Staff science writer for the Computation Institute

Charlie Catlett
Charlie Catlett

Director of the Urban Center for Computation and Data

Advisors


Eric Schmidt
Eric Schmidt

Chairman of Google

Ian Foster
Ian Foster

Director of the Computation Institute at the University of Chicago