Data Science Research & Development

The team responsible for figuring out what’s next in data science, and making sure we get there early.

Data Science Research & Development

Henry Hinnefeld

Senior Data Scientist

Henry Hinnefeld

Senior Data Scientist

Education: PhD in Physics from UIUC

Life before Civis: Fellow at Data Science for Social Good and a condensed matter physicist.

Fun Fact: Moonlights as a fiddler in an old-time string band

Patrick Miller

Data Scientist

Patrick Miller

Data Scientist

Education: Ph.D. Quantitative Psychology from University of Notre Dame, M.S. Applied Computational & Mathematical Statistics from University of Notre Dame, B.S. Psychology from University of Kansas

Life before Civis: Perpetual student

Fun Fact: Built a one rocket-per-minute factory in Factorio

Walt Askew

Senior Data Scientist

Walt Askew

Senior Data Scientist

Education: BA in Computer Science & Comparative Literature from Emory University

Life before Civis: Previously worked at Narrative Science developing an automated natural language report generation system for Google Analytics data.

Fun Fact: I spend my weekends throwing pots at the ceramics studio, reading by Lake Merritt and teaching my cat SQL.

Stephen Hoover

Lead Data Scientist

Stephen Hoover

Lead Data Scientist

Education: BS in Physics from Purdue University and a PhD in Physics from UCLA

Life before Civis: Worked as a cosmologist at the University of Chicago

Fun Fact: Every human has an average of one point mutation in a functional gene.

Liz Sander

Data Scientist

Liz Sander

Data Scientist

Education: Ph.D. in Ecology and Evolution from University of Chicago

Life before Civis: Interned at Civis in 2016 and joined full time after finishing her Ph.D.

Fun Fact: Can hang from a trapeze bar by her feet