Angela is a research staff member at the Center for Spatial Data Science, where she teaches social scientists how to perform spatial analysis for their research. She teaches workshops, mentors other instructors in the Carpentries community, and maintains the R for Social Scientists Data Carpentry curriculum. You can find her on Twitter at @CivicAngela. She also co-organizes the R-Ladies Chicago Meetup in the area.
Colin is a PhD student in Psychology conducting research on visual working memory. He became a Carpentries instructor after leading an R workshop with Angela Li in 2019. He also leads KISS, a student group for helping social science graduate students learn new technical skills. For more info about Colin, check out his website.
Arjun is a 5th year PhD student in Human Genetics. His research focuses on developing both theory and practical statistical methods for human population genetics. He has been a Software Carpentry instructor for 2 years and has taught primarily workshops for the biological sciences divisions. When not focusing on his research, he can be found working on puzzles or playing tennis. You can find him on Twitter at @aabiddanda.
Briana is a graduate student at University of Chicago in the Gilad Lab. Her work includes using natural variation in the human genome to understand gene regulation. Briana became an intructor in Summer 2018 and has been teaching workshops in the BSD since. Follow Briana on twitter @brimittleman and check out her github.
Rochelle is a Provost’s Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of Political Science at the University of Chicago, where she’ll begin as Assistant Professor in Fall 2020. She has been a Software Carpentry for several years, and teaches computational social science at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. Her teaching materials can be found on her github page.
Lilian is a graduate student in the MS program for Computational Analysis and Public Policy, studying the intersection of computer science and policy work. She became a Carpentries instructor in 2019 after assisting with the R for Social Scientists workshop. You can check out her personal website and her Twitter.
Nick is a 6th year PhD student in the Genetics, Genomics and Systems Biology PhD program at the University of Chicago in the lab of Xin He. His research focuses on methods development for problems in statistical molecular genetics. He has been a Software Carpentry instructor for the past 2 years and a Software Carpetnry helper for four years before that. To learn more about the kind of software Nick likes to hack on, check out his Github, he’s also on Twitter.
William is a postdoctoral researcher in the Awh/Vogel Lab at the University of Chicago, studying the visual working memory system and its neural signatures. He became a Data Carpentry instructor in 2020 in the hopes of improving data practices amongst scientists, enabling reproducible research. He also created the ReproducibiliTea journal club at the University of Chicago to encourage open science. You can follow William on Twitter or his website.