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Jonathan Gryak

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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.

Trisha Fountain

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Trisha Fountain is a dedicated student services professional with extensive experience in project and event management, student advising, and program assessment.  Trisha has been at the University of Michigan since 2010, leading student recruitment, orientation, and advising initiatives.  With a Bachelor of Music in Vocal Performance from DePauw University and a Master of Arts in Higher Education Administration, Trisha is eager to continue combining her creative and analytical skill sets to create opportunities for students in Data Science at Michigan.

Grace Li

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Grace Li is a sophomore majoring in Data Science and Statistics. She is also an instructor aid for EECS 203.

Kristin Burgard

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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.

Jenny Lee

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Jenny Lee is a senior in the School of Information and the Instrumental Director of the Sinaboro Korean Traditional Drumming group.

Dan Meisler

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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.

Alison Martin

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Alison joined MIDAS in December 2015. She has worked at U-M on and off since 2004, including positions at the Department of Bioinformatics, Department of Human Genetics, and Department of Computational Medicine and Bioinformatics.

She holds a B.A. in Business Management and an MBA from Cleary University.

Moira Dowling

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Moira is an accomplished management professional with a broad background in research including industry sponsored clinical trials, regulatory and compliance regulations, IT strategy, HIPAA security and privacy, stakeholder engagement, team development, and process development and improvement (best standards).

Prior to her employment at the University of Michigan, she spent over eight years working in the pharmaceutical industry in pre-clinical and clinical research. She loved the research so returned to school to obtain her MPH in Biostatistics (UCLA, 1992). Upon graduation, she worked at the Department of Veterans Affairs as a Statistician focused on patient access to healthcare.

Moira has been at the University of Michigan since July 2004 and her work experience has been marked by increasing responsibilities in both operational scope and personnel management. She has successfully implemented novel research matrixed teams and processes on multiple occasions aligned with overarching strategic goals. Her current position within the Michigan Institute for Data Science (MIDAS) continues her work to instantiate novel support of data science research and education across all of the University of Michigan’s nineteen schools and colleges including Dearborn and Flint.