These are the current questions that I am passionate about researching:
How can adjustments be made to the Internet to foster transparency, security, accountability, and equity?
How is data and technology contributing to the dividing of society and how can we develop solutions to foster unity?
How can we find solutions to balance social data privacy with healthy technological advancement?
How can we innovate technologically to foster symbiotic relationships between small businesses and large corporations?
What are ways that data and technology can foster socio-economic health for all as opposed to broadening the socio-economic divide?
My first computer as a child was a Radio Shack TRS-80, and since then I have never lost my love for computational "everything". I am passionate about the technology revolution, which includes a very real concern for how technology can both positively and negatively affect our society. My professional aim is to use computational and technological methods (e.g., data science, cloud computing, computational psychology) to help push forward innovation and progress. I am absolutely not afraid to try things that may break the norm as that is at the heart of innovation.
MY CURRENT ROLES
What I'm Doing Now
My full work history can be found at my LinkedIn.
I have the privilege to work for one of the most prestigious accountancy departments in the world. Illinois' accountancy department is so forward thinking that they absolutely welcomed a computational researcher/thinker like myself, and I hope to contribute to the high reputation of the department.
DIRECTOR, DATA SCIENCE RESEARCH SERVICE, GIES COLLEGE OF BUSINESS, UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS AT URBANA-CHAMPAIGN
I am also leading an initiative to support the already growing incorporation of data science into the research and curriculum of the Gies College of Business. The fact that I have the opportunity to build this service is a testament to the stellar vision of the college leadership.
CENTER AFFILIATE, NATIONAL CENTER FOR SUPERCOMPUTING APPLICATIONS
I find myself deeply privileged to be a part of the birthplace of the web browser and many other technological innovations. My main project with NCSA is the Social Media Macroscope (www.socialmediamacroscope.org).
RESEARCH ASSISTANT PROFESSOR, CHARLES H. SANDAGE DEPARTMENT OF ADVERTISING, COLLEGE OF MEDIA, UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS AT URBANA-CHAMPAIGN
I have had the honor to be an affiliated faculty member of the Charles H. Sandage Department of Advertising where I work with other advertising researchers to push forward the field of computational advertising.
CO-FOUNDER AND CHIEF SCIENTIST, MARKETING AI PARTNERS
RESEARCH ASSISTANT PROFESSOR, DEPARTMENT OF ACCOUNTANCY, GIES COLLEGE OF BUSINESS, UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS AT URBANA-CHAMPAIGN
I helped start a new company focused on bringing data science consulting and platform building to the industry sectors of marketing and advertising. More information can be found at www.marketingaipartners.com.