Genevera Allen is the Founder and Faculty Director of the Rice D2K Lab, an Associate Professor of Statistics, Computer Science, and Electrical and Computer Engineering at Rice University, and an investigator at the Neurological Research Institute at Baylor College of Medicine. Her research focuses on building new tools for data-driven discovery from big and complex scientific data. Dr. Allen's work lies in the areas of interpretable machine learning, optimization, data integration, modern multivariate analysis, and graphical models with applications in neuroscience and bioinformatics.
Dr. Arko Barman will join the D2K Lab on July 1, 2020 as an Assistant Teaching Professor. Previously, Dr. Barman was a postdoctoral research fellow at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth). He received his B.E. degree in Electrical Engineering from Jadavpur University in 2009 and his M.E. degree in Signal Processing from Indian Institute of Science in 2011. He received his Ph.D. in Computer Science at the University of Houston in 2018. His research interests include Medical Image Computing, Deep Learning, Computer Vision, Machine Learning, Data Mining, and Heuristic Optimization Algorithms. He has also been involved in curriculum design and has taught a diverse range of courses at different levels.
Jennifer plans and manages the administrative activities in the D2K Lab and coordinates events, communications and budgeting.
Shanna coordinates print and digital graphic design projects, digital content strategy, website management and social media for the D2K Lab.
Zoila coordinates various administrative operations and is responsible for budget reconciliation, invoicing, reimbursements and purchasing for the D2K Lab.
Instructors and Teaching Fellows
Andersen Chang is a third year PhD student in Statistics and is the graduate teaching instructor and fellow in the D2K Consulting Clinic for the Spring 2020 semester.