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.
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.
Janna Shwaiko recently moved to Upland from Rockford, Illinois, where she was an administrative assistant at Rock Valley College for more than 15 years. She attended college at Oregon Institute of Technology in Klamath Falls, Oregon.
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.
Samuel Lee graduated from Claremont McKenna College, majored in Economics with Data Science Sequence. He has a background in Machine Learning and Financial Economics and currently designs and runs the QCL workshops for the Claremont Colleges community. Prior to joining QCL, Samuel was the project manager for the Spring 2020 Data Science Capstone Project, which involved developing sales and marketing KPIs and designing a data pipeline for a Big Data implementation.
Faculty Advisory Board Members
- Angela Vossmeyer (Robert Day School of Economics and Finance)
- Emily Wiley (Keck Science)
- Lenny Fukshansky (Dept. of Mathematics)
- Shana Levin (Dept. of Psychology)