- Manager of Infrastructure Services
Data7 provides a wide range of professional system administration services to our partners, and Jim is Manager of Infrastructure Services. Data7 works with collaborators’ requirements to find cost-effective computer equipment for storing data, computations, and desktop use; either with vendors like Dell, HP, and Thinkmate or building low-cost servers ourselves. Jim and staff can help you navigate University purchasing requirements and follow up with vendors if your equipment needs repair. Servers can be sited in one of our two secure machine rooms, or in your own facility.
Data7 staff can install and upgrade Linux, Windows or Apple operating systems and monitor system and network performance. We have extensive experience with web servers and database systems and installing software for the life sciences. We can back up instruments, desktops, or servers to local disk or cloud. We can configure systems to meet project and University security requirements, and fix security problems if there is a break-in.
- Applications Systems Analyst/Developer, Senior
Nick has served as the telephony expert for the Arizona Smoker’s Helpline (ASHLine 2.0) project. He is well versed in writing code to utilize Twilio phone services such as voice recording and statistics gathering. Nick has also implemented online interfaces for UAGC clinical genetic tests such as Fragile-X and prosigna breast cancer panel. Nick is interested in machine learning techniques such as Tensorflow for image recognition.
Nick studied Computer Science at UA from 2008-2012.
- Manager of Software Engineering
Hagan oversees many mobile health projects developed by Data7 (and prior to Data7, Arizona Research Laboratories BioComputing Facility), including Arizona Smoker’s Helpline (ASHLine 2.0), Kidenga Disease Tracking app, ADAPT Study of Occupational Transitions & Behavior, eLEAS electronic psychiatric testing, MiVida Saludable (MiVS) Latina breast cancer survivors project with Columbia University, Aerobic Exercise and Asthma study, and LIvES call center and relationship management VoIP web application with SMS texting capabilities optimized for behavioral research.
Hagan earned a B.S. in Computer Science from UA. He is an excellent liaison between collaborators and Data7 staff & student employees, providing strategic management of timelines and priorities. Hagan has extensive software development experience and is well versed in modern software platforms used in web and mobile application development.
- Software Engineer
Chris develops interactive web apps for data visualization and discovery, including the UA Knowledge Map (https://kmap.arizona.edu/). He also contributes to projects using machine learning for natural language processing.
Chris earned a B.S. in Computer Science from UA in 2018.
- Deputy Director for Research Cyberinfrastructure, Data7
Susan Miller's experience includes data analysis, High Performance Computing, conducting Computing Workshops for Scientists, and collaborations with CyVerse, AGAVE, UAMap/KMAP, and Space Objects Behavioral Sciences projects. Susan has completed HIPAA training and participated in the 2016-2017 cohort of the UA IT Leadership Academy. Susan also serves on the UA Research Computing Governance Committee and several related subcommittees.
Susan earned a M.S. in Computer Science from UA in 1983 and a B.S. in Molecular & Cellular Biology in 2002. Her other interests include public speaking, writing, and cat rescue. She is a member of the UA Biosciences Toastmasters club. With Nirav Merchant, she has co-authored a chapter on Bioinformatics Programming in David Mount's Bioinformatics text book.
Collaborations on analysis of NextGen Sequencing data or Whole Genome Analyses can be arranged through UA Genome Analytics Services. Assistance with High Throughput Computing for Life Sciences is also available through UA GAS.
- Deputy Director, Data Science Institute
Maliaca has over 20 years of service with UA. Prior to joining the Data Science Institute, Maliaca served as a faculty member in the Office of Digital Innovation and Stewardship in the University of Arizona Libraries. Maliaca served on special assignment to the Provost’s Office to lead UA Vitae (uavitae.arizona.edu) and UA Profiles (profiles.arizona.edu) services for faculty activity reporting, evaluation and discovery. As a prior science-engineering librarian, Maliaca founded the Technical Report Archive and Image Library (TRAIL - http://www.technicalreports.org) recognized nationally for its open government efforts to acquire, digitize, preserve and make accessible federal technical reports. For this effort, Maliaca received the 2010 American Library Association/Government Documents Roundtable “Documents to the People” award. Maliaca brings extensive experience in project and team management, as well as data processing and analytics for large data collections.
- Software Engineer
Todd is well versed in the use of containers such as Docker and Singularity. He has been working on foundations for the Space Objects Behavioral Sciences (SOBS) team.
Todd earned a B.S. in Computer Science from UA in 2016.
- Applications Systems Analyst/Developer
Michelle has been the lead developer for the Arizona Smoker’s Helpline (ASHLine 2.0) project, creating web interfaces and surveys for coaches and clients.
Michelle earned a B.S. in Computer Science from UA in 2015.