Introducing our 2022 Awarded Institute Fellows

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The Hariri Institute is excited to announce our 2022 awarded cohort of Junior Faculty Fellows and Graduate Student Fellows! These fellows are using computational tools to answer research questions in public health, counseling psychology, astronomy, finance and more. The Institute supports these computing and data-driven researchers by contributing to their research developments and connecting them with one another to lead Institute-sponsored events. Learn more about them, below.  

Junior Faculty Fellows

Jonathan Jay, Community Health Sciences, SPH

“He has demonstrated the transformative potential of computational perspectives in research to understand gun violence, COVID-19, and other key public health issues,” wrote Lois McCloskey, Associate Professor and Chair ad Interim of Community Health Sciences.

Tesary Lin, Marketing, Questrom

“Lin studies the important and timely issue of how consumers value their privacy, a topic that sits at the intersection of marketing, economics, and computer science,” wrote Shuba Srinivasan, Adele and Norman Barron Professor of Management and Chair of Marketing.

Yuhei Miyauchi, Economics, CAS

“Miyauchi studies urban and regional economics, particularly from the perspective of international trade. His work leverages remarkable data sets and is intensely computational,” wrote Marc Rysman, Professor and Chair of Economics.

Shariq Mohammed, Biostatistics, SPH

“Mohammed’s work has focused on the development, implementation, and use of sound statistical methodology coupled with domain knowledge to extract information from medical images that can be used for disease classification and disease prediction,” wrote Josee Dupuis, Professor and Chair of Biostatistics.

Max Reppen, Finance, Questrom

“Max is an expert in some machine learning methodologies and their application to finance problems, especially the fast-growing field of blockchain, whose most popular, but not single application is cryptocurrencies,” wrote Fernando Zapatero, Professor and Chair of Finance.

Jinglong Zhao, Operations and Technology Management, Questrom

“Zhao is quite extraordinary in that he is using tools from optimization to develop new statistical tools for investigating current problems in experimental design that arise in platforms,” wrote Erol Peköz, Professor and Chair of Operations and Technology Management.

Graduate Student Fellows

Daria Dragicevic, Speech, Language & Hearing Sciences, Sargent

“Daria demonstrates outstanding potential as a computational and data-driven scientist in the field of motor speech disorders,” wrote Cara Stepp, Professor of Speech, Language, & Hearing Sciences.

Anqi Guo, Electrical and Computer Engineering, ENG

“It should already be clear, in just his brief career so far, that Anqi has diverse interests, that he is accomplished in domains as disparate as nanophotonics and cloud computing and much in between, and that he is adept in combining them into compelling research,” wrote Martin Herbordt, Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering.

Hiba Kobeissi, Mechanical Engineering, ENG

“Kobeissi’s work will not only lead to original research in computational methods for analyzing and modeling tissue engineered constructs, but also synergistically enable multiple collaborative research projects across the CELL-MET ERC that can leverage this pluripotent data format,” wrote Alice E. White, Professor and Chair of Mechanical Engineering.

Chika Onubogu, Astronomy, GRS

“It is already clear that in the coming years she will develop into a leader in the field – mastering the computational challenges and the theory involved in understanding the complexities of the computational code and the physical system,” wrote Merav Opher, Professor of Astronomy.

Michael Silverstein, Bioinformatics, EGS

“Michael is an outstanding student, who is carrying out an ambitious project focused on engineering microbial communities to mitigate climate change, through a combination of computational and experimental work,” wrote Thomas D. Tullius, Professor of Chemistry and Director of the Program in Bioinformatics.

Olivia Wyatt, Counseling Psychology & Applied Human Development, Wheelock

“Olivia’s demonstrated interest in, and initiative to engage in, data-driven research, coupled with her commitment to use data-driven research to improve the lives of youth, make her an ideal candidate,” wrote Melissa Holt, Associate Professor in Clinical Psychology & Director of Clinical Training, and Kimberly Howard, Associate Professor and Program Director for Counseling Psychology & Applied Human Development.

Lingyi Xu, Information Systems, Questrom

“Her main interests lie in data science and its applications in business, economics, and healthcare. She is currently conducting large-scale research on a live streaming e-commerce platform,” wrote Bin Gu, Professor and Chair of Information Systems.