Dr. Travis Mandel
Dr. Mandel is an assistant professor of the Computer Science department and Data Science faculty, specializing in Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning. He received his PhD in Computer Science from the University of Washington. Travis' main research revolves around Human-in-the-loop AI, for combining the research effectiveness of humans and machines alike.
Dr. John Burns
Dr. Burns is an assistant professor of the Marine Science department and Data Science faculty. He received his PhD in Biology from the University of Hawaii at Manoa. John is the director of the MEGA Lab, an organization focused on applying digital imaging techniques to analysis of coral ecology.
Dr. Grady Weyenberg
Dr. Weyenberg is an assistant professor of the Mathematics department and Data Science faculty. He received his PhD in Statistics from the University of Kentucky. Grady's research focus is in developing specialized statistical tools for analyzing collections of phylogenetic trees.
Dr. Sukhwa Hong
Dr. Hong is an assistant professor of the Business Administration department and Data Science faculty. He received his PhD in Business Information Technology from Virginia Tech. Sukhwa's research focus is in text and social media analytics, text visualization, information economics, and data science in business analytics.
Dr. Mike Peterson
Dr. Peterson is an associate professor and the chair of the Computer Science Department and coordinator of the Data Science Certificate. He received his PhD in Computer Science and Engineering from Wright State University. Mike's research focus is the application of bio-inspired techniques to data mining, pattern recognition, and image processing.
Dr. Ryan Perroy
Dr. Perroy is an Associate Professor and Chair of the Geography Department at UH Hilo, and also the director of SDAV. He received his PhD in Physical Geography from University of California at Santa Barbara. Ryan's research focus is in exploring land degradation and recovery processes, using sUAS and remote sensing, X-ray fluorescence, and traditional field methods.
Francis Cristobal, M.S.
Mr. Cristobal is a Junior Specialist of the Computer Science department and Data Science Technical Lead. He received his Master's degree in Management Information Systems with a specialization in IT from Metropolitan State University. Francis' research focus is in data visualization and IT Administration, and he leads the CyberCANOE initiative on the Big Island.