Welcome new members to DSI

Oct. 4, 2023

Welcome new members to the Data Science Institute

October 3, 2023

Tina L. Johnson

Welcome new members data science Institute

The Data Science Institute welcomes two new Research Data Scientists, Michele Cosi and Mithün Paul.  

Michele Cosi is a Plant Scientist by training and a Research Data Scientist by trade. His work as a plant scientist revolves around the bioinformatics and genomics aspects of the field with contributions such as the assemblies of the Oryza longistaminata (red rice) and Oryza glaberrima (Africa rice) genomes. Incorporating data science aspects in his research, Cosi aided the development of scalable workflow systems capable of processing the large volumes of high-throughput phenotyping data originating from the world's largest scanalyzer by leveraging CyVerse and the UA High-Performance Computing systems. Cosi is a strong believer in Open Science, educating researchers in data science best practices, FAIR and CARE principles, containerization, and cloud native technologies. His experience has seen him lead scientific workshops such as Foundational Open Science Skills (FOSS), Container and Cloud Native Camp, and international workshops such as CompBio Asia 2022 and 2023 (Thailand and Singapore), and the 6th Uppsala Transposon Symposium (Sweden).

Mithün Paul is a Research Scientist and Educator at the Data Science Institute. Paul has a PhD in Computer Science from the University of Arizona. He worked at the Information Sciences Institute of University of Southern California as a Research Scientist before joining the Data Science Institute. He also has worked in the software industry for 10+ years at corporations including Intel, Goldman Sachs, and UBS in various roles including as a product manager in a research lab. Paul holds a master's degree in physics from Birla Institute of Technology and Science (BITS) in Pilani, India. His research interests include artificial intelligence, natural language processing, quantum natural language processing and cyber security. He has widely published in top tier journals and conferences and holds several patents.

The Data Science Institute looks forward to working with them and their expertise in various workshops and activities at UArizona!

Tina L. Johnson