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 Senior Administrative Assistant 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.

Gerald Sill

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Gerald Sill is a sophomore majoring in Political Science. He also works at the Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research as an Administrative Assistant.

Jonathan Gryak

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Dr. Jonathan Gryak is the Senior Scientist 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.