Gina is a Master’s student studying user experience research and design and human-computer interaction at the School of Information. She is passionate about sustainable design and making the world more user-friendly.
Dr. Jonathan Gryak is the Industry Liaison for MIDAS. He is also an Assistant Research Scientist in the Department of Computational Medicine and Bioinformatics at the University of Michigan. Dr. Gryak’s research focuses on the development and application of machine learning and data science techniques to computational medicine, as well as the development of algebraic cryptographic systems.
In addition to his academic work, Dr. Gryak has worked for both private and public entities as a network engineering and cybersecurity consultant, and was previously the Infrastructure Manager of the Westport Public Schools in Westport, CT.
Kristin Burgard is the Outreach and Partnership Manager at MIDAS. Before joining the MIDAS team she helped small Michigan companies for four years as a project manager at the UM Economic Growth Institute. She’s worked in product management, marketing, and technical sales and support. Kristin has a BS in Molecular Biology from Carnegie Mellon University and an MBA from Michigan State University.
Dan Meisler started at U-M in December 2009, as Editor at the Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research, part of the Institute for Social Research. In April 2013, he joined Advanced Research Computing. As Communications Manager, his duties include overseeing all ARC websites; producing the ARC email newsletter (sign up on the Contact Us page); researching and writing press releases; planning events; and coordinating ARC’s presence at industry conferences.
Before joining the university, Dan was a newspaper reporter and editor in Michigan, Oregon and Washington, D.C. His work as a journalist received awards from the Michigan Press Association, Michigan Associated Press Editorial Association, the Oregon Newspaper Publishers Association, and the Northwest Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists.
He holds a B.A. in Philosophy and Literature from Reed College in Portland, Ore., and a M.S.J. in Print Journalism from Northwestern University in Evanston, Ill.