• Visiting Assistant Professor of Earth, Environmental, and Planetary Sciences and the Data Science Initiative

    Karianne Bergen is an Assistant Professor in the Data Science Initiative and Department of Earth, Environmental & Planetary Sciences, effective January 2021. Her work has focused on machine learning for pattern recognition and discovery in large, complex sensor data sets, with recent applications to earthquake monitoring. Her research interest is in scientific machine learning,... Read More

  • Postdoctoral Research Associate, DSI and Sheridan Center

    Dr. Linda Clark holds a joint appointment with the Data Science Initiative and the Sheridan Center for Teaching and Learning at Brown.  Dr. Clark will be responsible for developing an introductory Data Science Fluency undergraduate course, a Data Science Fellows course, and supporting the work of faculty integrating data science... Read More

  • Assistant Professor, Department of Biostatistics and the Data Science Initiative

    Roberta De Vito is an assistant professor in the Department of Biostatistics and the Data Science Initiative at Brown University with a strong passion for developing innovative statistical models and tools for health problems.

    Her work aims broadly on developing and advancing methods for the analysis of high-dimensional, heterogeneous data sets to identify and... Read More

  • Deborah Hurley

    Adjunct Professor of the Practice of Computer Science

    Deborah Hurley is Principal of the science and technology policy consulting firm she founded in 1996. She is: Adjunct Professor of the Practice of Computer Science and Associate Faculty Director, Data Privacy, Executive Master in Cybersecurity, at Brown University; Fellow, Institute for Quantitative Social Science, and Global Innovation Policy Fellow, Technology and Entrepreneurship Center... Read More

  • Danl Potter

    Director of Industry Relations, Professor of the Practice of Data Science


    Dan Potter is Director of Industry Relations for the Brown Data Science Initiative.  He regularly teaches courses on Scientific Computing and Data Science. In addition to his responsibilities at Brown, Dr. Potter has been a Senior Advisor to Disciplined Alpha LLC since the firm’s inception in January 2013. In 2016 he became the portfolio manager for the Disciplined Alpha Stable Growth... Read More

  • Samuel Watson

    Director of Graduate Studies

    Sam’s research in mathematical probability focuses on the interplay between discrete and continuous random geometry. He studies the convergence of random planar graphs outfitted with natural combinatorial structures to a fractal random surface called Liouville quantum gravity. He has worked on fractional Gaussian fields, which serve to model random behavior in fields as diverse as cosmology... Read More

  • Lead Data Scientist, Center for Computation and Visualization and Lecturer, Data Science Initiative

    Andras Zsom is a Lead Data Scientist at the Center for Computation and Visualization and an Adjunct Lecturer at the Data Science Initiative. Andras is the instructor of DATA1030: Hands-on Data Science, a course where students learn how to develop supervised machine learning pipelines. During his five years at Brown, he has worked with university administrators, faculty members, postdocs, and... Read More