QCL Staff

Portrait of Prof. Jeho Park
Jeho Park

Director, Murty Sunak Quantitative and Computing Lab

(909) 607-8526

Dr. Jeho Park is a long-time member of the Claremont Colleges community. After receiving his Ph.D. in Applied Mathematics and Computer Science from Claremont Graduate University in 2009, he started his career at Harvey Mudd College as the Scientific Computing Specialist. Park became the Associate Director of HM’s Academic and Research Computing group, where he established scientific and research computing services for students and faculty who needed help with their projects and theses. He also designed and ran various workshops and training sessions for R, MATLAB, Big Data, and Tableau.

Park is a co-founder and the Director of Data Analysis for SoDAVi (Social Data Analysis and Visualization), a non-profit organization. He was also elected President (2019 term) of the Korean-American Computer Scientists and Engineers Association. His research and career interests are in high performance computing, data science, AI/Machine Learning, and computer science and mathematics education.

Portrait of Prof. Bhaven Mistry.
Bhaven Mistry

Assistant Director, Murty Sunak Quantitative and Computing Lab

(909) 607-2900

Dr. Bhaven Mistry joined Claremont McKenna College after receiving his Ph.D. in Biomathematics from UCLA. There he researched HIV viral dynamics, the physics of biological assays, and statistical mechanics of molecular evolution. Prior to his doctoral work, he received an M.S. in Electrical Engineering and M.S. in Mathematics from Cal State University Northridge where he pursued research in machine learning and emergent behaviors of biological swarms.

Dr. Mistry is also involved in novel approaches to mathematical education for undergraduate students, particularly those with a non-STEM emphasis. His developed techniques include combining higher mathematical concepts with hands-on labs and creative writing assignments to make math more accessible.


QCL Fellows

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Vanessa Casillas

Graduate Fellow

Vanessa Casillas is currently a Doctoral Candidate in the Information Systems and Technology program at Claremont Graduate University. She has a background in Latino Studies and Business Administration with an emphasis in GIS. Prior to joining QCL, Vanessa worked for the City of Rancho Cucamonga as a Specialist in School Booking and Group Sales at the Lewis Family Playhouse. She is interested in working on projects that are community driven and involve innovative ideas.

Jorge Peña photographed in a blue suit jacket and shirt against a plain white wall.
Jorge Peña

Graduate Fellow

Jorge Peña received his M.S. in Computational & Applied Mathematics from Claremont Graduate University. There he participated in the 2020-2021’s Math Clinic, which involved developing a graph theoretic surrogate model using Machine Learning to predict atomic-scale glass failure. Prior to joining QCL, Jorge worked as a Data Scientist at AB InBev and participated as a Research Assistant in the Computational Genomics Department at Mexico’s National Institute of Genomic Medicine. His research and career interests lie at the intersection of Computer Science, Genomics and Mathematics.

Faculty Advisory Board Members

Angela Vossmeyer (Robert Day School of Economics and Finance)
Lenny Fukshansky (Dept. of Mathematics)
Shana Levin (Dept. of Psychology)
Ellen Rentz (Dept. of Literature)
Michael Gelman (Robert Day School of Economics and Finance)
Adam Landsberg (Keck Science)
Ran Libeskind-Hadas (Dept. of Integrated Sciences)