Data science is inherantly multi-disciplinary. Thus, researchers and educators of data science can be found in a wide area of disciplines. The MSU community members listed below are involved in various aspects of data science research and education in application areas such as molecular, biological and biomedical data, the evolution of our galaxies, sports analytics, recommender systems, cybersecurity, and the societal and ethical impacts of a data-driven world.

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Jason Clark

Professor
Head, Special Collections and Archival Informatics
MSU Library

Clark writes and presents on a broad range of topics including semantic web development, digital library development, metadata and data modeling, web services and APIs, search engine optimization, and interface design.

   Renne Library
   (406) 994-6801
   [email protected]
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Bree Cummins

Assistant Research Professor
Department of Mathematical Sciences

Dr. Cummins works with molecular biology data, including RNAseq and flow cytometry data, both single time point and time series, in order to infer genetic networks inside the cells of an organism and to assess the performance and diagnose problems in engineered genetic circuits. The techniques she uses could also be applied to other types of data, including proteomics and metabolomics. 

   Wilson 2-249
   (406) 994-5331
   [email protected]
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Brittany Fasy

Assistant Professor
Gianforte School of Computing and
Department of Mathematical Sciences

Dr. Fasy is a researcher in topological data analysis. She co-leads the CompTaG research group, started in Fall 2015. She is interested in increasing diversity in math and CS, as evidenced through serving on the steering committee for women in computational topology and principal investigator on the MSU Storytelling Project.

   Barnard Hall 363
   (406) 994-4804
   [email protected]
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Tomas Gedeon

Professor of Mathematics
Department of Mathematical Sciences

Dr. Gedeon is a mathematical biologist, who uses many different approaches to understand complex biological systems as gene regulatory networks, microbial consortia and cell regulation. His focus is on developing models of dynamics of these systems, often using data analysis to extract relevant information from experiments to validate and inform the models. 

   Wilson Hall 2-232
   (406) 994-5359
   [email protected]
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Mark Greenwood

Professor of Statistics
Department of Mathematical Sciences

Dr. Greenwood's research interests include high dimensional data analysis and visualization (especially related to functional data analysis), longitudinal data analysis and hierarchical modeling, measurement error correction methods, philosophy of statistics, and model selection techniques. 

   Wilson Hall 2-228
   (406) 994-1962
   [email protected]
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Stacey Hancock

Assistant Professor of Statistics
Department of Mathematical Sciences

Dr. Hancock is a researcher in statistics and data science education. She is also a PI on an NSF grant to bringcomputer science to rural and American Indian middle school students in Montana through storytelling: MSU Storytelling Group.

   Wilson Hall 2-195
   (406) 994-5350
   [email protected] 
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Andrew Hoegh

Assistant Professor of Statistics
Department of Mathematical Sciences

Dr. Hoegh is an applied Bayesian statistician, and much of his work is motivated by working on problems with scientists. The general focus of his research is Bayesian computation for data analyses with complicated structure, including spatial and spatiotemporal components, with applications in the environmental or ecological sciences and sports analytics.

   Wilson Hall 2-241
   (406) 994-5340
   [email protected]
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Indika Kahanda

Assistant Professor
Gianforte School of Computing

Dr. Kahanda leads the BioMedInfo Labwhich focuses on the application of machine learning and natural language processing to problems involving large-scale biological, molecular and biomedical data.

   Barnard Hall 362
   (406) 994-4067
   [email protected]
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Sara Mannheimer

Assistant Professor
Data Librarian
MSU Library

Mannheimer's research is rooted in the examination of the social, ethical, and technical issues that arise as we—as a profession and as a society—grapple with the implications of a data-driven world.

   Renne Library 234
   (406) 994-3361
   [email protected]
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David Millman

Assistant Professor
Gianforte School of Computing

Dr. Millman is a researcher in computational geometry, co-founder of Blocky McChainerson LLC, and advisor to Nowsta Inc. and Reactor Technologies. He  co-authored the TDA R package and co-leads theCompTaG research group

   Barnard Hall 359
   (406) 994-4261
   [email protected]
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Brendan Mumey

Professor
Gianforte School of Computing

Dr. Mumey is a researcher in algorithms, optimization, networking, and computational biology.

   Barnard Hall 364
   (406) 994-7811
   [email protected]
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Veronika Strnadova-Neeley

Assistant Professor
Gianforte School of Computing

Dr. Strnadova-Neeley is a researcher in scalable clustering algorithms andanomaly detection. She is a faculty co-advisor for the Association for Women in Computing and advisor for the Graduate Women in Computer Science group at MSU.

   Barnard Hall 351
   (406) 994-6102
   [email protected]
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Christine (Eunyoung) Sung

Assistant Professor of Marketing
Jake Jabs College of Business and Entrepreneurship

Dr. Sung is a researcher in consumer data mining, applied technology (AR/VR) marketing, international business/retailing strategies, and PLS-SEM (partial least squares - structural equation modeling).

   Jabs Hall 236
   (406) 994-6187
   [email protected]
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David Nidever

Assistant Research Professor
Department of Physics

Dr. Nidever's research focuses on understanding the structure, formation and evolution of our galaxy and its largest satellite galaxies, the Magellanic Clouds, using several large surveys. He also works for the NOAO Data Lab.

   Barnard Hall 202
   (406) 994-7037
   [email protected]
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Travis Peters

Assistant Professor
Gianforte School of Computing

Dr. Peters' primary research area is cybersecurity. His recent work has developed designs, techniques, and tools to harden software and systems in ways that mitgate common threats (e.g., malware); and introduced new techniques to detect and mitigate threats within Bluetooth-based wireless networks.

   Norm Asbjornson Hall 253A
   (406) 994-4296
   [email protected]
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John Sheppard

Professor
Gianforte School of Computing

Dr. Sheppard is a researcher in probabilistic graphical models, machine learning, deep learning, evolutionary algorithms, swarm-based algorithms, fault diagnostics, fault prognostics, health management, distributed optimization, and data mining.

   Barnard Hall 365
   (406) 994-4835
   [email protected]
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Andreas Thorsen

Assistant Professor of Management

Jake Jabs College of Business and Entrepreneurship

Dr. Thorsen is an operations researcher whose research interest is the application of optimization to supply chains and health services.

   Jabs Hall 230
   (406) 994-6196
   [email protected]
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Dominique Zosso

Assistant Professor of Mathematics
Department of Mathematical Sciences

Dr. Zosso's research interests are variational and PDE methods, and efficient algorithms to solve inverse problems in imaging, computer vision, and related machine learning applications. His research explores the commonalities between problems and methods in imaging on the one side, and data science and machine learning on the other side.

   Wilson Hall 2-223
   (406) 994-5354
   [email protected]

 

If you are an MSU researcher in data science and would like to be listed on this page, please email Stacey Hancock at [email protected].