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Timothy Raxworthy

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Tim Raxworthy is a graduate student at the Michigan Program for Survey and Data Science at the Institute for Social Research. He is currently completing the first year of the two year program. For his undergraduate degree he studied survey and social science research at Hampshire College in Amherst, Massachusetts. Some of his research interests include data collection and cross national survey research.

Jordan Mckay

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Jordan McKay is a Project Associate Manager at MIDAS. An Ann Arbor native, Jordan received his Bachelors in Computer Science from University of Michigan, and his Masters in Information at the University of Michigan School of Information. Outside of business hours, Jordan also works as a conductor, concert pianist, and Music Director with a number of organizations in the Ann Arbor area.

In addition to his duties administrating the day-to-day operations for MIDAS, its website, its events, and its part-time staff, Jordan is an engaged member of the data science community. Jordan is a determined advocate for ethical AI, data sovereignty, accessibility, digital privacy, and humane information system design, and is proud to be a member of a team that is working to make data a force for good in our society.

Charlotte Matik

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Charlotte Matik is a junior studying economics and film with a minor is psychology. She is the president of MFED, a student organization with the intention of promoting and improving financial literacy. 

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.