Shane Redman

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Shane Redman, PhD, is a Senior Scientist at the Michigan Institute for Data Science (MIDAS). He is a political scientist whose research interests include political representation, judicial politics, political behavior, and public opinion, with a focus on historically marginalized communities. His work has been published in a variety of political science journals, including the Journal of Politics, Political Research Quarterly, and American Politics Research.

Prior to joining MIDAS, Dr. Redman worked as a Senior Data Project Manager at the Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR) at the University of Michigan. He earned his PhD in Political Science from the University of Pittsburgh, MPA from Eastern Michigan University, and BA from the University of Michigan.

Lyllian Simerly

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Lyllian Simerly is a senior studying Biopsychology, Cognition and Neuroscience with a Minor in Statistics.

Oliver Gao

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Oliver Gao is a student web developer at MIDAS. He is a sophomore at the University of Michigan studying Data Science and is passionate about making things people can visually see and interact with. Oliver is excited about improving the MIDAS website while he’s here.

Harrison Crandall

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Harrison Crandall is a Web Developer and Social Media Assistant at MIDAS. He is a Senior at the University of Michigan, with a passion for Front-end Computer Science and Data Science. Harrison lives in Larchmont, New York and in 2015 he founded a company named Larchmont Web Design to create websites for local businesses. Prior to working at MIDAS he also worked as a Web Developer at an advertising agency in Norwalk, CT.

James Walsh

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James Walsh is the Communications Officer and Operations Coordinator at MIDAS. Originally from Minnesota, James received his Bachelors in Communications from Concordia College in Moorhead, MN and worked in the insurance industry prior to joining MIDAS. Primarily handling event and speaker coordination in addition to the day-to-day operations for MIDAS James is looking forward to becoming a part of the greater University and Data Science communities.

Collin Wagner

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Colin is pursuing an Electrical Engineering Bachelor’s Degree, with a concentration in embedded systems. He enjoys being a part of the surging and multi-faceted world of data science. Colin deals mainly with event planning and logistics at MIDAS.

Gina Herakovic

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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.

Zehua Li

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Zehua Li is a junior computer science major. His research interests include Natural Language Processing and Computer Vision.