Greg T. Chism

Professional Summary

Accomplished Data Science educator with 9+ years of experience in academia, specializing in data visualization, machine learning, statistics, and problem-solving. Adept at developing and leading cross-disciplinary research projects, implementing cutting-edge computational methods, and creating engaging and inclusive learning environments.

Work Experience

Assistant Professor of Practice

School of Information

University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ

  • Designed and delivered innovative applied data visualization and data mining courses.
  • Mentored 12 student groups towards novel projects.

Data Science Educator

Data Science Institute

University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ

  • Successfully managed two data science learning fellowship programs, coordinating resources and guiding participants to enhance their data science skillsets.
  • Designed and developed a Posit Connect user landing page and a user metrics dashboard utilizing RMarkdown, improving user experience and providing actionable insights.
  • Created and taught two five-workshop series on exploratory data analysis in R and Python, equipping participants with practical skills to analyze data effectively.
  • Mentored over 100 researchers, providing guidance on data analysis and promoting best practices in reproducibility and data science to advance their research projects.
  • Organized and managed data science events involving participants from 105 UArizona departments, fostering interdisciplinary collaboration and knowledge sharing.

Research Scientist

Social Insect Laboratory

University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ

  • Completed a groundbreaking interdisciplinary dissertation, resulting in three high-quality manuscripts showcasing innovative research findings.
  • Developed three reproducible containers using GitHub Actions and Binder, streamlining collaboration and ensuring consistent research outcomes across different environments.
  • Presented personal research at 9 prestigious academic and industry conferences, demonstrating expertise and effectively communicating findings to diverse audiences.
  • Authored and published the widely-used animal movement tracking software, ABCTracker, contributing to the advancement of wildlife research and conservation efforts.
  • Awarded over $300,000 in funding for novel, innovative research, demonstrating excellence in research proposal development and project execution.

Research Assistant

Ecology, Evolutionary, and Marine Biology

UC Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, CA

  • Authored 3 scientific publications, showcasing expertise and contributing to the advancement of knowledge in the field.
  • Created and maintained 5 novel reproducible data sets, enabling streamlined research and fostering data consistency across multiple projects.
  • Presented research findings at a prominent scientific conference, demonstrating effective communication skills and engaging with the wider research community.


Ph.D. in Entomology and Insect Science

University of Arizona

B.S. in Zoology

UC Santa Barbara

Skills and Competencies

Programming Languages & Tools
R/RStudio | Python | SQL | HTML & CSS | Bash Shell | Git & GitHub | RMarkdown & Quarto | Jupyter | Docker

Technical Skills
Data Analysis & Visualization | Version Control | Data Management | Containers | Website Design | High Performance Computing | Machine Learning | Deep Learning