Education

Expected 2017: Ph.D in Library & Information Science

Emphasis: Biomedical Text Mining, Literature Based Discovery

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

2009: Graduate Certificate in Linux Systems Administration

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

2009: MS in Library & Information Science (GPA: 3.94)

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

2007: BA in History with minor in East Asian Studies (GPA: 3.75)

State University of New York at Geneseo

Skills and Technologies

Daily usage: Python, Django, MySQL, HTML/CSS/Javascript, R, Linux

Knowledgeable: ArcGIS 10, Weka, PHP, jQuery, d3.js

Previous experience: C/C++, Java

Selected Experience

Data Scientist / Developer

Intrinsic Logic

January 2012 - Present

Served as full-stack data scientist for web agency startup. Developed data-intensive Python web applications. Consulted on data analysis issues with a range of clients, including producing an information visualization system for non-profit financial data using R and d3.js.

Teaching Assistant

University of Illinois

Summer 2009 - Present

Assisted teaching graduate level courses in data mining, Python programming and network systems. Provided technical support in developing novel datasets and statistical modeling exercises, as well as programming solution sets. Supervised and assisted graduate students in designing and building public computing labs. Instructed students in office hours and lab.

Research Assistant

University of Illinois

Spring 2012

Co-organized a successful National Science Foundation workshop on large-scale scientific cyberinfrastructure with 30+ researchers. Coordinated a doctoral student track for early-career scientists.

Research Assistant

University of Illinois

May 2011 - December 2012

Collaborated with a senior faculty member in exploring computational models of cultural systems in the context of risk analysis. Created novel algorithms describing cultural systems, and wrote performant agent-based simulations to explore model dynamics.

Research Computing Services

University of Illinois

Fall 2008 - Spring 2009

Provided systems administration of several key pieces of infrastructure, including the iSchools consortium website. Provided technical consulting for computationally intensive research projects. Worked on the development and documentation of the MONK digital humanities text mining project. Developed and deployed a prototype grants application system in under a month.

Unix Systems Administrator

Lockheed Martin

October 2007 - June 2008

Acted as a first point of contact for multi-platform issues (Linux, Solaris, Windows) for diverse engineering programs. Managed a significant asset replacement program following NISPOM guidelines. Reduced response times from several days to several hours in area of responsibility.

Awards

  • Information in Society Doctoral Fellowship, 2009-2011
  • National Science Foundation AGEP Recipient (Science,Technology,Engineering and Mathematics Scholarship)
  • Inducted to Beta Phi Mu, 2009
  • Information System/Technologies Award, 2009
  • Member of Society for Advancement of Chicanos and Native Americans in Science, 2008
  • Inducted to Phi Beta Kappa, 2007
  • Presidential Scholar, SUNY Geneseo, 2007
  • Magna Cum Laude, SUNY Geneseo, 2007
  • National Hispanic Recognition Program, 2004