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Joshua Adelman
Joshua Adelman is a computational biophysicist who uses modeling and simulation to understand how proteins move small molecules across the cell membrane. He is one of the core developers of the open source, Weighted Ensemble Simulation Toolkit (WESTPA) and spends most of his days building computational tools and crunching data for the good of science using python. He received his Ph.D. in Biophysics at the University of California, Berkeley and is currently a Research Assistant Professor in the Department of Biological Sciences at the University of Pittsburgh.
Aron Ahmadia
Aron Ahmadia works at the intersection of applied mathematics, software engineering, and application domains as diverse as adaptive optics, semiconductor lithography, and ice-sheet modeling. His focus is in the collaborative development of robust, reproducible, and scalable software tools for computational science.
Joshua Ainsley
Joshua Ainsley is a Postdoctoral Scholar at Tufts University, where he applies bioinformatic and machine learning approaches to neuroscience research aimed at better understanding learning and memory. As someone who had to slowly gain programming skills to understand the large biological data sets generated by his research, he is excited to make the process a bit easier for others.
Carlos Anderson
Carlos Anderson is a Ph.D. candidate in Evolutionary Biology at Michigan State University, where he is studying the genetic mechanisms of speciation using artificial life. He obtained his B.S. in Computer Science and M.S. in Biology at the University of Central Florida.
Jorge Aranda
Jorge Aranda obtained his Ph.D. in Computer Science at the University of Toronto. He is now a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Victoria, where he studies coordination and communication in software teams.
Dhavide Aruliah
Dhavide Aruliah is an associate professor at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology in Oshawa, Ontario. His research interests are in scientific computing, specifically in computational inverse problems, numerical linear algebra, and the numerical solution of PDEs.
Camille Avestruz
Camille Avestruz is a PhD candidate and National Science Graduate Research Fellow in the Physics Department at Yale University. She uses numerical simulations to study clusters of galaxies; in particular, she is interested in how active black holes affect galaxy cluster evolution. Camille is also active in a number of outreach activities and is committed to promoting diversity in STEM fields.
Christie Bahlai
Christie Bahlai is a Research Associate in the Department of Entomology at Michigan State University in East Lansing, Michigan, where she studies long term and broad scale population and community ecology of insects. She's interested in collaboratively generated data and reproducible research and maintains a blog called Practical Data Management for Bug Counters. She obtained her PhD in Environmental Biology from the University of Guelph.
Pauline Barmby
Pauline Barmby is an associate professor in the Department of Physics & Astronomy at Western University in London, Canada. She studies star formation and star clusters in nearby galaxies with as many telescopes as she can get her hands on, and teaches introductory electromagnetism, data analysis, and even astrophysics.
Diego Barneche
Diego Barneche is a Ph.D. candidate in Macroecology at Macquarie University who is passionate about global patterns of diversity, macroevolution, and statistical and mathematical modelling. He loves learning and teaching programming skills for science.
Philipp Bayer
Philipp Bayer is a PhD student at the School of Agriculture and Food Sciences, University of Queensland. He's working on the improvement of plant genomes and is interested in open code and open science. He is one of the co-founders of openSNP.org.
Trevor Bekolay
Trevor Bekolay is a PhD student at the University of Waterloo, where he uses computers to build models of the brain. He is interested in how the type of learning that happens at Software Carpentry workshops translates to the changes that happen in the brain.
Nichole Bennett
Nichole Bennett is a Ph.D. candidate in Ecology, Evolution, and Behavior at The University of Texas at Austin, where she is studying climate change impacts by investigating local adaptation and thermal biology in a butterfly-plant system. During fall semesters, she organizes a weekly informal Introduction to Biological Statistics Course. She also hosts a weekly science radio show They Blinded Me With Science on 91.7FM KVRX Austin and coordinates Science Under the Stars, a free, outdoor lecture series that helps graduate students communicate their research to the public.
Bonny Biswas
Bonny Biswas is a software developer at Sunnybrook Research Institute. She works on MR imaging and 3D visualization software for image-guided therapy and cardiovascular diagnostics. She enjoys git, Linux, Python, and working with open-source frameworks.
John Blischak
John Blischak is a graduate student at the University of Chicago. His research focuses on the transcriptional response of human macrophages to infection by Mycobacterium tuberculosis. He greatly benefited from attending a Software Carpentry boot camp and enjoys passing along these useful skills to other scientists.
Azalee Bostroem
Azalee Bostroem is a Senior Research and Instrument Analyst at the Space Telescope Science Institute. She is primarily responsible for organizing the development of the calibration pipelines of the two spectrographs on the Hubble Space Telescope (the Cosmic Origins Spectrograph and Space Telescope Imaging Spectrograph). She also collaborates on a project using the Space Telescope Imaging Spectrograph to derive the properties of massive stars.
Erik Bray
Erik Bray is a software engineer in the science software branch at Space Telescope Science Institute, where he works primarily on supporting Hubble and JWST science software. His software experience ranges from web development to kernel hacking, and in his "free" time he's working on an MS in Applied Physics.
Amy Brown
Amy Brown handles communication and scheduling for Software Carpentry. In her other life, she's a freelance editor and self-publishing consultant, raises two girls, and sings as often as possible.
C. Titus Brown
C. Titus Brown is an assistant professor at Michigan State University in the CSE and Microbiology departments, where he works on data-driven biology
Jennifer Bryan
Jennifer Bryan is an Associate Professor in the Statistics Department and the Michael Smith Laboratories at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver. She's a biostatistician specialized in genomics and takes a special interest and delight in data analysis and statistical computing.
Abigail Cabunoc
Abigail Cabunoc is a software developer at the Ontario Institute for Cancer Research. She is currently the technical lead on the WormBase website where she uses the web to help the scientific research community. She believes in open source and open science.
Jared Camins-Esakov
Jared Camins-Esakov balances on the line between librarian and programmer, coding catalogues and—on occasion—cataloguing source code. He spends his programming time on user experience design for both library and non-library software, and his non-programming time handling rare books, baking, dancing, and reading.
Jennifer Campbell
Jennifer Campbell is a Senior Lecturer in Computer Science at the University of Toronto. She developed two "Learn to Program" MOOCs, engages in CS education research, and co-authored an introductory textbook on Python programming.
Rosangela Canino-Koning
After 13 years of slogging in the software industry trenches, Rosangela Canino-Koning returned to university to pursue a PhD in Computer Science and Evolutionary Biology at Michigan State University. In her copious spare time, she reads, hikes, travels, and hacks on open source software.
Chris Cannam
Chris Cannam is a software developer with the Sound Software project at Queen Mary, University of London. He has had extensive experience as a commercial software developer and on numerous open source applications, particularly in the music and audio fields.
Tim Cerino
Tim Cerino is the founder of Avery Analytics, a consulting firm focused on data science applications and education for economics, financial institutions, and enterprise risk management. He has worked in the capital markets industry and as an economic researcher. He has an MBA in Finance and an MA in Statistics and Data Science from Columbia University.
Scott Chamberlain
Scott Chamberlain is an ecologist at Simon Fraser University, and co-founder of rOpenSci, a project which aims to foster reproducible research and data reuse through open source software tools.
Cliburn Chan
Cliburn Chan is a computational immunologist at Duke University whose research interests center around statistical analysis of immunological data and building dynamical systems models of the immune response. Originally trained as a medical doctor, he caught the math bug and eventually completed a PhD in nonlinear dynamics at University College London. He teaches how to integrate biomedical knowledge with the statistical perspective in the Masters program in Biostatistics and is currently developing a new graduate course in computational statistics that will be introduced in Spring 2015.
Daniel Chen
Daniel Chen completed his Masters in Public Health in the Department of Epidemiology at Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health. He is hoping to combine scientific computing and data science with epidemiology to answer questions about population health.
Shreyas Cholia
Shreyas Cholia works on science gateway, web and grid technologies for the National Energy Research Scientific Computing Center (NERSC) at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, where he works to make high-performance scientific computing more transparent and accessible. He went to Rice University where he studied Computer Science and Cognitive Sciences.
Adina Chuang Howe
Adina Chuang Howe received her PhD in Environmental Engineering. She is currently a computational biologist at Argonne National Laboratory and an adjunct faculty at Michigan State University, where she uses skills learned from Software Carpentry to study microbial communities in the environment.
Neil Chue Hong
Neil Chue Hong is Director of the Software Sustainability Institute, and is based at the University of Edinburgh. His research interests are in community engagement and development, software sustainability, and the integration and analysis of data.
Luis Pedro Coelho
Luis Pedro Coelho is a computational biologist working on metagenomics and bioimage analysis. Currently, he is postdoc at the European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL). He has long been interested in teaching computing to others and during his PhD at Carnegie Mellon University, he developed a course called "Programming for Scientists".
Arliss Collins
Arliss Collins was educated as a geophysical engineer, re-trained as a business/systems analyst, and now works on project administration and teaching for Software Carpentry. She is a Canadian mother of two with a long-standing passion for curling.
John Corless
John Corless is an industrial physicist and engineering manager who works on the development of optical systems. He has a PhD in Optics from the University of Rochester and an MBA from the University of San Francisco.
Stefano Cozzini
Stefano Cozzini is half split between CNR/IOM, where he coordinates all the center's HPC activities, and its small start-up company, where he tries to promote HPC to a wider audience. He enjoy teaching IT and HPC all around the world.
Karen Cranston
Karen Cranston is the Training Coordinator and Informatics Project Manager at the National Evolutionary Synthesis Center (NESCent). She is an evolutionary biologist interested in phylogenetic methods, phyloinformatics and an evangelist for data sharing and data interoperability in biology. Karen is the lead PI of Open Tree of Life, an NSF-funded project to synthesize published evolutionary trees.
Steve Crouch
Steve Crouch is a software architect at the Software Sustainability Institute, and is based at the University of Southampton. He assists researchers and their communities by consulting on software that is integral to their research.
Dana Bauer
Dana Bauer is a developer and open source community advocate at Rackspace. Her team sponsors OSS projects and open communities, teaches workshops and gives talks to a wide range of technical audiences, and builds tools to help developers use the open cloud. Dana is also an organizer with the Philadelphia Python User Group, an instructor with Girl Develop It, and a passionate supporter of diverse technical communities. She has a background in geography, science (chemistry and math), and science writing.
Emily Davenport
Emily Davenport s a graduate student in the Department of Human Genetics at the University of Chicago. Her research interests took her from a purely wet-lab biology background to dry-lab, computational territory while studying the human microbiome and genomics.
Matt Davis
Matt Davis is a scientific software engineer at Synthicity. His interests include scientific Python, web applications, computing education, diversity in tech, and exploring beautiful California.
Neal Davis
Neal Davis is the Training Coordinator for Computational Science and Engineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, where he conducts training across a range of traditional engineering software programs and packages. His professional interests include engineering pedagogy, the foundations of computing, and the history of science.
Gabriel Devenyi
Gabriel Devenyi is an Instructor, Programmer and Analyst at McMaster University. He holds a Ph.D. in Engineering Physics from McMaster where he studied the role of interfaces in epitaxial crystal growth. He now helps researchers to get the most out of their computing resources through both analysis and automation of experiments.
Ross Dickson
Ross Dickson has a Ph.D. in computational chemistry, and has been back and forth between academia and the software development industry a few times over the years. Now he helps profs, post-docs, and students in Atlantic Canada solve research problems involving high-performance computers.
Jonah Duckles
Jonah Duckles is a data scientist with the University of Oklahoma's IT informatics group, specializing in geospatial analysis, ecological forecasting and data management. He holds a BS in Physics and an MS in Forestry and Natural Resources, both from Purdue.
Jonathan Dursi
Jonathan Dursi is an astrophysicist with twenty years' experience in computational science. He has taught courses in computing from the desktop to supercomputers in Canada, the US, and South Africa. In 2000, as part of the US DoE ASC Flash team, he won a Gordon Bell Award, one of supercomputing's highest accolades.
Justin Ely
Justin Ely is a Research and Instrument Analyst at the Space Telescope Science Institute where he supports the science operations of the Hubble Space Telescope. Primarily, he uses Python to monitor and improve the performance of the two on-board spectrographs, the Cosmic Origins Spectrograph and the Space Telescope Imaging Spectrograph.
Remi Emonet
Rémi Emonet is an associate professor at Saint Étienne University (France), working in the Machine Learning group of laboratoire Hubert Curien. His research currently focuses on probabilistic modeling and machine learning, but he has interests in various other fields including computer vision, software architecture, neuro-sciences, epidemiology and artificial intelligence. After spending some time individually promoting best practices and Git, mainly to his colleagues, he finally decided to join the Software Carpentry effort.
Richard Enbody
Richard Enbody is an Assistant Professor at Michigan State University. He earned his Ph.D. in Computer Science at the University of Minnesota in 1987 and his B.A. in Mathematics at Carleton College in 1976. His primary research interest is in computer security. Together with Bill Punch he wrote The Practice of Computing Using Python with editions in Python 2 and Python 3 and a translation in Chinese.
Daniel Falster
Daniel Falster is a post-doc at Macquarie University in Sydney, Australia. He uses a combination of math, computer models, and large data sets to test fundamental ideas about the processes shaping terrestrial vegetation and plant diversity. He is passionate about science, open data, reproducible research, and teaching biologists to code.
Luis Figueira
Luis Figueira is a software developer with significant experience working in research environments. He graduated as an electrotechnical engineer, specialising in speech processing. For the past 3 years he's been working in the SoundSoftware project, based in the Centre for Digital Music, Queen Mary University of London, helping researchers from the audio and music fields to build more robust and reusable research software.
Rich FitzJohn
Rich FitzJohn is a postdoc at Macquarie University (Sydney, Australia). His research focusses on species traits and diversity, understanding how diversity in both species and their traits is generated. As a theoretical biologist, he uses a number of computational and statistical approaches, especially in R.
Jennifer Bryan
Fernanda Foertter is a member of the HPC User Assistance Group at the Oak Ridge Leadership Computing Facility. Her role is to "help users run". When she's not on call, she's developing and scheduling HPC related training as the Task Lead for Training at the National Center for Computational Sciences. Prior to ORNL, she worked at an agricultural genomics company dealing with Big (Genetic) Data.
Chris Friedline
Chris Friedline is an NSF Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Virginia Commonwealth University working on uncovering the genetic architecture of a fire-adapted phenotype in four Pine species. He has a background in Information Technology, a masters in Bioinformatics, a Ph.D. in Integrative Life Sciences, and a passion for studying molecular evolution at multiple time scales.
Julian Garcia
Julián García is a computational scientist. He is a Lecturer at the Faculty of Information Technology at Monash University, where he uses computers to understand evolution and teaches Computer Programming and Computational Science. Before moving to Australia he lived in Colombia, the Netherlands and Germany.
Aaron Garoutte
Aaron Garoutte is a graduate student at Michigan State University studying microbial ecology and plant microbe interactions in the soil. His interest in programming stems from using bioinformatics tools to analyze metagenomic data.
Molly Gibson
Molly Gibson is a Ph.D. candidate in Computational & Systems Biology at Washington University in Saint Louis. Her research focuses on the ecological resistance and resiliency of microbial community structures and functions to perturbation by antibiotic treatment.
Ivan Gonzalez
Ivan Gonzalez is a condensed matter physicist living in Boston. After learning a lot from the Software Carpentry on-line lessons, he now enjoys teaching others.
Julia Gustavsen
Julia Gustavsen is a PhD student at the University of British Columbia in Biological Oceanography. Her thesis work focuses on the changes that take place in marine viral communities over time and space. She received her BA and BSc from the University of New Brunswick.
Richard 'Tommy' Guy
Richard "Tommy" Guy is a PhD student in Computer Science at the University of Toronto. While at Wake Forest University, he helped create Verbal Victor, an app to help children with communication difficulties.
Steven Haddock
Steven Haddock is a Research Scientist at the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute and adjunct Associate Professor at U.C. Santa Cruz, studying bioluminescence and biodiversity of marine zooplankton. He co-authored Practical Computing for Biologists with Casey Dunn.
Denis Haine
Denis Haine is a veterinarian and PhD candidate in veterinary epidemiology at the Université de Montréal, QC. For the last 10 years he has held several positions, as epidemiology and biostats consultant, director of biostatistics in a CRO and scientific assistant in a NSERC research centre. He (occasionally) blogs at http://denishaine.wordpress.com.
Mike Hansen
Mike Hansen is a PhD student in Computer Science and Cognitive Science at Indiana University. His research interests include quantifying the complexity of software using cognitive models of programmers. He has designed and developed software professionally for almost ten years, and enjoys teaching others the skill and art of programming.
Ted Hart
Edmund (Ted) Hart is the staff scientist in charge of ecoinformatics at the National Ecological Observatory Network (NEON). He received his PhD from the University of Vermont and is a member of the ROpenSci development group.
Joshua Herr
Josh Herr is a post-doctoral researcher at Michigan State University in the Department of Microbiology & Molecular Genetics. He holds a B.S. in Biochemistry, M.S. in Plant Biology, and a Ph.D. in Integrative Biology. His research interests introduced him to phylogenetics at the command line and he has transitioned from the lab bench (almost entirely) to the computational analysis of microbial genomes and metagenomes. Josh blogs about his research interests at Cyme & Cystidium and is an editor at the bioinformatics help forum Biostar.
Konrad Hinsen
Konrad Hinsen is a theoretical physicist by training who currently works on protein structure and dynamics and scientific computing at the Centre de Biophysique Moléculaire in Orléans (France) and at the Synchrotron Soleil in Saint Aubin (France). He is also a department editor for Computing in Science and Engineering.
Daniel Hocking
Daniel Hocking is a postdoctoral researcher in the Department of Environmental Conservation at the UMass-Amherst. He studies the effects of land-use and climate change on animal populations. He is currently using Hierarchical Bayesian methods to forecast brook trout populations in response to climate change throughout their native range.
Chris Holdgraf
Chris Holdgraf studies cognitive and computational neuroscience at UC Berkeley. He is interested in linking higher-level theories of the mind with information processing in the brain, currently exploring how we make sense of noisy or incomplete auditory information. He also writes for and co-manages The Berkeley Science Review and co-organizes Beyond Academia.
Katy Huff
Katy Huff is a postdoctoral scholar in nuclear engineering at the University of California – Berkeley. She received her Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin – Madison, where she helped found The Hacker Within.
Damien Irving
Damien Irving is a PhD candidate in Meteorology at the University of Melbourne, where his research focuses on the climate of the high southern latitudes. He also works part time with the Information Technology Services (Research) department at the University, assisting geoscience researchers with their computing. In his spare time, Damien blogs about research best practice in the weather/climate sciences.
Paul Ivanov
Paul Ivanov is a graduate student in the Vision Science program at UC Berkeley. His interests include eye tracking, GPGPU programming, and natural image statistics.
Mike Jackson
Mike Jackson has a background in human-computer interaction and is a software architect at the Edinburgh Parallel Computing Centre. He is also a consultant with the Software Sustainability Institute.
David Jones
David Jones as been a software engineer for 15 years. He has a Masters in Applied Mathematics from UMass Lowell, and his main interests include algorithms, programming languages, and software tools.
Jessica Kerr
Jessica Kerr has channeled an undergraduate physics degree into a programming career. She loves computer science, especially when it intersects with math and complexity theory. Her goals include acquiring new tastes, sharing enthusiasm, and keeping two crazy-happy children alive.
Suzanne Kiihne
Suzanne Kiihne has diverse programming experience ranging from fMRI to bioinformatics and mobile apps. She has developed NMR methods for studying DNA and membrane protein structures, taught atmospheric science, and tested pizza recipes while living with her two kids in Switzerland, the Netherlands, and London.
Trevor King
W. Trevor King is a freelance software developer who moonlights as an evangelist for open source software in general, and Git and Python in particular.
Justin Kitzes
Justin Kitzes is a postdoc in the Energy and Resources Group at the University of California, Berkeley. His research centers on the intersection of quantitative ecology and conservation biology, with a focus on developing general methods to predict spatial patterns of biodiversity in human-altered landscapes.
Christina Koch
Christina Koch is a recent graduate of the University of British Columbia, with a master's degree in mathematics. She currently lives in Vancouver, where she works as a tutor and donates her free time to worthy causes in math and computing education.
Steven Koenig
Steven Koenig is studying the production of microbial exopolysaccharides using renewable resources at Technische Universität München, Straubing Center of Science, Chair of Chemistry of Biogenic Resources as a Ph.D. candidate.
Bernhard Konrad
Bernhard Konrad is a PhD student in Mathematical Biology at the University of British Columbia. He studies early within-host events after HIV exposure and how treatment or a vaccine could prevent infection. He received his Masters at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology in Germany, where he focused on functional analysis.
Karin Lagesen
Karin Lagesen has a PhD in bioinformatics and has since focused on the processing of high throughput sequencing data in various forms. With a background in both computational science and molecular biology, she has taught programming and computational analysis to both master and PhD students and believes that this should be an integral part of any biologist's toolbox.
Ian Langmore
Ian Langmore is a mathematician/engineer working as a data scientist in New York City. He currently works at Johnson Research Labs and teaches an Applied Data Science class in the Department of Statistics at Columbia University.
Chris Lasher
Chris Lasher works at the interfaces of molecular biology, computer science, and software development. In 2007, he lead a weekly Software Carpentry boot camp at Virginia Tech for postdocs and graduate students. To this day, Chris continues to improve his good programming habits and extol the virtues of Python, his most beloved programming language.
Doug Latornell
Doug Latornell is a professional engineer with post-graduate degrees in experimental and computational fluid mechanics and modeling and control of robotic manipulators. He works for Nordion in Vancouver, where he helps produce medical isotopes by proton irradiation from cyclotrons. Side projects include work on a coupled biology and physics model of deep estuaries that, through the winter months, calculates a daily prediction of the date of the first spring phytoplankton bloom in the Strait of Georgia.
Luke Lee
Over the last 10 years, Luke Lee has written software for everything from Python desktop and web applications to embedded C drivers for solid state disks. He currently writes scientific Python applications for Blueback Reservoir in Houston, Texas, and is an active member of the Houston Django and Python user groups.
Jean-Christophe Leyder
Jean-Christophe Leyder is a Research Fellow at the European Space Agency (ESA) and works at the European Space Astronomy Centre (ESAC) in Spain, where he studies the physical properties of massive stars, most often using X-rays and gamma-rays.
Matthew Lightman
Matthew Lightman is a Data Scientist at American Express in New York City. He received his PhD in physics from Columbia University, where he worked on simulating particle interactions on large computer clusters. Matthew is passionate about education, and believes that beginning researchers can learn to use scripting and programming tools effectively so that they can get closer to the "80% of the work with 20% of the effort" ideal of the Pareto Principle.
Elijah Lowe
Elijah Lowe is a Ph.D. candidate in Computer Science and Quantitative Biology at Michigan State University. His research focus is on tail loss and development of invertebrate chordates using RNA-seq data. Originally from Atlanta, he received a B.S. in Computer Science from Morehouse College, and is currently in the New York City area.
Yuxi Luo
Yuxi Luo works at the Institute of Modern Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences. He loves data science, especially applying knowledge to solve problems in diverse areas. He believes that he can learn more when teaching others.
Cam Macdonell
Cam Macdonell is a faculty instructor at in the Department of Computer Science Grant MacEwan University in Edmonton, Alberta. His teaching and research relate to operating systems, software engineering, cloud computing and virtualization.
Cindee Madison
Cindee Madison develops software and research methods in a neuroimaging lab at UC Berkeley. She has been working on numerous open source projects in Python for the last eight years. Her interests range from image processing and graphics to graph theory and reproducible pipelines.
Stephen McGough
Stephen McGough is the Research Manager for the Digital Institute at Newcastle University. His research interests lie in the areas of high performance and high throughput computing along with their implications for green computing.
Sheldon McKay
Sheldon McKay is a computational biologist with a background and interests in genetics, phylogenetics and comparative genomics. He has participated in a number of biological database projects, including WormBase, GMOD, modENCODE, iPlant, and Reactome.
Jessica McKellar
Jessica McKellar is a kernel engineer living in Cambridge, MA. She is a Python Software Foundation board member and an organizer for the largest Python user group in the world. With that group she runs the Boston Python Workshops for women and their friends—an introductory programming pipeline that has brought hundreds of women into the local Python community and is being replicated in cities across the US.
Emily Jane McTavish
Emily Jane McTavish is a postdoc at University of Kansas developing tools for updating and revising the tree of life, as part of the Open Tree project. She completed her PhD at the University of Texas in 2013. There she studied the complex evolutionary history of Texas Longhorn cattle using genomic data.
Lauren Michael
Lauren Michael is a Research Computing Facilitator at the University of Wisconsin - Madison, where she helps researchers navigate the world of computing resources and training opportunities. Lauren's own previous research examined the formation of RNA motifs and RNA-protein interactions using compute-intensive methods. She also has interests and experience in science communication.
Brian Miles
Originally trained as software developer, Brian Miles is a geographer who studies water pollution in urban ecosystems, and develops ecohydrology modeling tools to improve scientific reproducibility and researcher productivity.
Bill Mills
Bill Mills is a physicist and software developer currently working for TRIUMF, Canada's national lab for nuclear and particle physics. Bill's current focus is on overhauling research methodology both in terms of software development and use, and with regards to UI and UX on next-generation many-user experiments. He is a co-founder of InterdisciplinaryProgramming.com, part of his ongoing advocacy of both greater collaboration between scientists and software developers, and of open source software development practices for the scientific community.
Ian M. Mitchell
Ian M. Mitchell is an associate professor in the Department of Computer Science at the University of British Columbia. His research interests include scientific computing, cyber-physical systems, formal verification, and reproducible research.
Jason Montojo
Jason Montojo received his Master's degree in Computer Science from the University of Toronto in 2009. He currently works for the GeneMANIA team.
Ben Morris
Ben Morris is a Ph.D. student in the Department of Biology at the University of North Carolina. His research uses large datasets and ecoinformatics to answer questions about patterns in species distribution and community assembly. He also develops open source software to make ecology and biodiversity data more accessible.
Ian Munoz
Ian Muñoz is a scientific programmer at SESYNC, where he spends most of his time in R and Postgresql. Ian hails from Colorado State University, and has a Bachelors in Economics. He enjoys learning how different tools excel at different tasks and has a passion for open source.
Lex Nederbragt
Lex Nederbragt is a self-taught bioinformatician working with high-throughput DNA sequencing data at Oslo University, Norway. His speciality is the assembly of genomes from short pieces of sequence information.
Randy Olson
Randy Olson is a Computer Science graduate research assistant at Michigan State University in Dr. Chris Adami's lab specializing in artificial intelligence, artificial life, and evolutionary computation. He runs a research blog where he writes about scientific computing, data visualization, evolution, and AI. Randy is an ardent advocate of open science and regularly travels the U.S. to teach researchers scientific computing skills at Software Carpentry workshops.
Jeramia Ory
Jeramia Ory is an Associate Professor of Biology at King's College in Wilkes-Barre, PA. His lab studies the evolution of virulence in fungi. His educational interests include the use of metacognition to foster student engagement, nontraditional lecture models, the roots of student motivation and the role of technology in science education.
Aleksandra Pawlik
Aleksandra Pawlik works for the Software Sustainability Institute at the University of Manchester and is responsible for supporting scientific software communities development. She's also finishing her PhD about documentation in scientific software.
Jason Pell
Jason Pell is a Ph.D. student in Computer Science and Quantitative Biology at Michigan State University who is primarily interested in tackling large next-generation DNA sequencing datasets. He holds a B.A. in Computer Science from Grand Valley State University.
David Pérez-Suárez
David Pérez-Suárez is a post-doc at the Space Weather Team in the South African National Space Agency (SANSA), working as the Solar Physicist of the team. He mainly works doing image processing and time-series analisys of solar data, but he is also active in a couple of projects involving webservices, workflows and grid computing. David is one of the developers of a python library for solar physicist and one of the scientists behind a citizen science project to classify sunspots.
Fernando Perez
Fernando Perez is a research scientist at the Helen Wills Neuroscience Institute at U.C. Berkeley. His work involves the development and implementation of new algorithms and tools for neuroimaging, with a special interest in functional MRI. He is also actively involved with the development of new tools for high-level scientific computing, mostly using the Python language.
Giacomo Peru
Giacomo Peru is a project officer at the Software Sustainability Institute. He helps with administration and coordination of bootcamps in the UK. His background is in Classics (Università di Sassari) and in European Studies (Rome).
Marian Petre
Marian Petre is a Professor of Computing at the Open University. She holds a Royal Society/Wolfson Research Merit Award in recognition of her research on expertise in software design. With degrees in both Psycholinguistics and Computer Science, Marian's research spans empirical studies of software development, representation and visualisation for software design, psychology of programming, human-centred computing, and computer science education.
Jon Pipitone
Jon Pipitone completed his MSc in Computer Science at the University of Toronto in 2010. He has been active since then in a variety of scientific, environmental, and social justice causes.
Mark Plumbley
Mark Plumbley is Director of the Centre for Digital Music (C4DM) at Queen Mary, University of London, and leads the SoundSoftware.ac.uk project. His work in audio signal analysis includes beat tracking, music transcription, source separation and object coding, using techniques such as neural networks, independent component analysis, sparse representations and Bayesian modeling.
Likit Preeyanon
Likit Preeyanon is a Ph.D. candidate in Microbiology and Molecular Genetics at Michigan State University. He uses computers to analyze very large genome and transcriptome sequencing data from various kinds of animals and human. His interests include bioinformatics, open science, and education.
Karthik Ram
Karthik Ram is a quantitative ecologist at UC Berkeley broadly interested in the structure and dynamics of food webs in terrestrial systems. He blogs at Inundata, and is also the co-founder of rOpenSci, a project which aims to foster reproducible research and data reuse through open source software tools.
David Rio
David Rio is a Software Engineer from Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain. He holds a B.S in Computer Science and is currently living in the US. David works at the Human Genome Sequencing Center in Baylor College of Medicine as a lead software engineer. He is passionate about using technology to help scientists with their research David is an active contributor to all types of open source projects, and believes in the importance of teaching programming to non-computational scientists.
Ariel Rokem
Ariel Rokem is a post-doctoral researcher at the Stanford Psychology Department. His research focuses on the functional neuroanatomy of the human visual system. Since his time as a PhD student at UC Berkeley, he has been involved in developing open source software for neuroimaging.
Jory Schossau
Jory Schossau is a Ph.D. student at Michigan State University studying evolution through simulation, complexity measurement, and game theory. He is also involved in various outreach and education projects from educational game design to classroom teaching.
Anthony Scopatz
Anthony Scopatz has a PhD in Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering from the University of Texas at Austin, and is now an assitant scientist in the Engineering Physics Department at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Michael Selik
Michael Selik is a data scientist at Infochimps. Over his career, he has worked for major enterprises and venture-backed startups delivering sophisticated analysis and technology project management services from hyperlocal demographics inference to market share forecasting. He received a MS Economics, a BS Computer Science, and a BS International Affairs from the Georgia Institute of Technology.
Neem Serra
Neem Serra is an iOS developer in the St. Louis area with a background in genomics and evolutionary biology. Her interests include reading fantasy/scifi novels, playing board games, and eating cupcakes.
Jeff Shelton
Jeff Shelton studies control aspects of human motion. Having spent more than two decades in industry before returning to Purdue University for his PhD in Mechanical Engineering, he is interested in aligning educational methods with the evolving societal roles performed by engineers.
Yu-Ching Shih
Yu-Ching Shih is a computational scientist and engineer. He received his Ph.D in Applied Mechanics from National Taiwan University in 2013. He is now interested in applying his analytical and computational knowledge to the problems in machine learning and data science.
Raniere Silva
Raniere Silva is a undergraduate of applied mathmatics of University of Campinas working with linear programming. His focus is in free/open software for the collaborative development of robust, reproducible, and scalable software tools for computational science and open science/access.
Kate Silverstein
Kate Silverstein is an undergraduate studying Computer Science and Linguistics at University of Massachusetts, Amherst. Her research interests include speech recognition, machine learning, and natural language processing.
Rachel Slaybaugh
Rachel Slaybaugh is an Assistant Professor of Nuclear Engineering at the University of California Berkeley where she develops radiation transport methods for application to reactors, shielding, and nuclear security applications. Rachel writes in C++, Python, and Fortran, and has research experience with massively parallel code systems.
Joshua Ryan Smith
Joshua Ryan Smith specializes in electronic devices based on wide-bandgap semiconductor materials and in the past has done work in surface science and nanofabrication. Joshua is a native of North Carolina and received his Ph.D. in physics from North Carolina State University; he learned Python programming in graduate school and has an interest in understanding the design of experiments in terms of the practices of software development.
Mike Smorul
Mike Smorul is the Associate Director for Cyberinfrastructure at SESYNC where he oversees development SESYNC’s research computing infrastructure. He has a background in professional software development, system/network administration, high performance computing and digital archiving.
Sarah Supp
Sarah Supp is a postdoctoral associate at Stony Brook University where she studies the impacts of climate change on hummingbirds throughout the western hemisphere. She received her Ph.D. in Ecology from Utah State University, where she first learned about Software Carpentry.
Gayathri Swaminathan
Gayathri Swaminathan is a Linux Senior Systems Engineer and open source community advocate at Rackspace. Her team supports Enterprise infrastructure for Rackspace customers. She holds a Masters in Computer Science from the University of Oklahoma and several professional certifications. As an avid enthusiast of Opensource communities, Gayathri serves as volunteer for LinuxChix and Fedora Documentation project. She is passionate about science, data, reverse engineering and involving girls to new coding exercises and projects.
Bradley Taber-Thomas
Brad Taber-Thomas is a cognitive neuroscientist studying the brain systems involved in social-emotional development. He works as a Postdoc at Penn State University, obtained his PhD in Neuroscience from the University of Iowa, and is a native of Western New York.
Leszek Tarkowski
Leszek Tarkowski runs a small company czterybity.pl (Polish for "four bits") focused on teaching C, C++ and Python. He has a PhD in materials science, preceded by MSc in physics but after quite long time as scientist in IMIM he has left academia. My experience as a programmer is based of my needs for data processing and visualization. Leszek lives in Kraków, Poland.
Tracy Teal
Tracy Teal is a bioinformatics specialist at Michigan State University, having completed an NSF Postdoctoral Fellowship in Biological Informatics. She has developed open-source tools for metagenomics analysis and, as a member of the Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center, studied the effects of land use change on microbial communities and greenhouse gas flux.
Kaitlin Thaney
Kaitlin Thaney is the director of the Mozilla Science Lab, an open science initiative of the Mozilla Foundation focused on innovation, best practices, and skills training for research that is Software Carpentry's parent organization. Prior to Mozilla she worked for Digital Science, a technology arm of Macmillan Science and Education, as well as Creative Commons, where she managed the science program. Kaitlin also advises the UK government on infrastructure for data-intensive science and business and is a Director for DataKind UK.
Stephen Turner
Stephen Turner is an assistant professor in public health sciences at the University of Virginia, and director of UVA's bioinformatics core. He works closely with other life scientists at UVA and abroad in the study design and data analysis of experiments involving large, genome-scale biological data.
Ramnath Vaidyanathan
Ramnath Vaidyanathan is an Assistant Professor of Operations Management at McGill University. He holds a PhD in Operations Management from the Wharton School, and has worked at McKinsey and Company. He is addicted to R and has developed two R packages, Slidify and rCharts, both aimed at simplifying the creation and sharing of interactive web-based content with R.
Vicky Varga
Vicky Varga is the manager of IT Customer Service at the Edmonton Public Library. She has experience working with PHP, JavaScript, Cold Fusion, SQL, and Drupal from her days as a web developer. She has a strong interest in teaching librarians the basics of programming and workflow automation to aid them in their work.
Nelle Varoquaux
After working as a Python software engineer, Nelle Varoquaux returned to university in 2011 to pursue an applied mathematics degree, specializing in machine learning. She is now using her skills to solve biological problems, such as reconstructing the 3D architecture of the genome.
Bogdan Vera
Bogdan Vera is a PhD student in the Centre for Digital Music, at Queen Mary University of London, and previously studied at the University of York and Bournemouth University. His research is about distributed music technologies that can enable musicians to more effectively perform and compose music over great distances using the internet.
Alex Viana
Alex Viana is a Research and Instrument Analyst at the Space Telescope Science Institute where he supports the operations of the Hubble Space Telescope. Primarily working in Python and SQL he has contributed to a wide range of scientific and educational projects at STScI.
Jens von der Linden
Jens von der Linden is a PhD student in plasma physics at the University of Washington. He is designing and building an experiment to simulate astrophysical jets in the lab. His focus is the interaction between twisted magnetic fields and twisted flows in the jets and their stabilizing effects. He uses Python for data analysis, and has also worked on plasma fluid simulations in Fortran and Python.
Ben Waugh
Ben Waugh writes and maintains software, teaches programming and a bit of physics, manages computer systems and drinks lots of coffee in the Department of Physics and Astronomy at University College London, mostly in the High-Energy Physics Group.
Ethan White
Ethan White is an Associate Professor in the Department of Biology and the Ecology Center at Utah State University. He is a recipient of the prestigious National Science Foundation CAREER "Young Investigators" Award. He is a proponent of open and reproducible science and serves on the editorial boards of both PLOS ONE and PeerJ.
Jason Williams
Jason Williams is the Education, Outreach, and Training lead for the iPlant Collaborative, where he organizes, manages, and instructs more than a dozen annual workshops. He has been instructional staff at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory's DNA Learning Center for the past 5 years, and been research staff at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory for 5 years prior to that. Besides his position at iPlant, Jason has a faculty position at Yeshiva University in New York, where he manages a research program for their Girl's High School, and is also a member of the Scientific Training Advisory Board for the Genome Analysis Centre in Norwich, UK.
Lynne Williams
Lynne Williams works at the Rotman-Baycrest Research Institute, where she studies the cognitive neuroscience of language development over the lifespan and develops statistical techniques to analyze large multivariate data sets. Her most recent work is concerned with pattern classifiers in brain imaging and age-associated patterns of variability in brain activation.
Ryan Williams
Ryan Williams is a Ph.D. candidate at Iowa State University in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology. He uses ecological theory to understand patterns within microbial communities and metagenomic data that relate to nutrient cycling in the environment. Away from the computer, Ryan applies his research findings to educate local farmers about microbial ecology and agricultural sustainability.
Greg Wilson
Greg Wilson started the Software Carpentry project in 1998. He has been a professional software developer, an author, and a university professor. Greg received his PhD in Computer Science from the University of Edinburgh in 1993.
Paul Wilson
Paul Wilson is an Associate Professor at the U. Wisconsin-Madison where he teaches nuclear engineering. His research group, CNERG, delivers new capability for the simulation of nuclear systems. The Hacker Within was born from his research group as he tried to impart Software Carpentry skills upon his graduate students.
Christopher Woods
Christopher Woods is a researcher at the University of Bristol, where he develops software for modelling medicinal drugs and proteins. He obtained his PhD in physical chemistry at the University of Southampton, where four years hacking through established academic codes gave him a keen appreciation of the importance of clean design, good documentation, testing and version control.
Fan Yang
Fan Yang is currently a postdoctoral research scientist at Iowa State University. Her research interest is studying soil microbial communities and extrapolating their ecological impacts from big data. She was greatly benefited by attending a Software Carpentry course when she was in graduate school and would like to pass on the great experience and learn more through teaching.
Naupaka Zimmerman
Naupaka Zimmerman a postdoctoral fellow in the University of Arizona School of Plant Sciences studying the microbial ecology of plants and their associated fungi. He has a PhD from Stanford in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology. His love of the command line started way back with the Commodore 64 and LOAD "*",8,1.
Andrea Zonca
Andrea Zonca has a background in astrophysics and now works helping other scientists deploy their data analysis software on supercomputers as staff at the San Diego Supercomputing Center. He blogs regularly about Python in high performance computing.
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