Data Tecnica International


who we are...

Mike Nalls, PhD | Founder / Principal Consultant

Mike founded Data Tecnica in early 2017 after over a decade of experience in big data analytics and methods research plus consulting in a variety of fields.  A major aspect of his portfolio is big data in healthcare, particularly in genomics and using machine learning to better understand disease etiology as a path towards drug development.  He has published over 300 peer reviewed papers focusing on statistics and large dataset analytics, and led international efforts to find more than 90% of the genetic risk factors for Parkinson’s disease while providing analytics support and infrastructure to dozens of collaborators around the world.

Hampton Leonard, MS |  Consultant

Hampton is  recent graduate of the Data Science master's degree program at the University of Virginia.  Her expertise is in applied machine learning, unsupervised clustering, genomics and clinical trial design.  She primarily consults for the Laboratory of Neurogenetics at the National Institute on Aging, National Institutes of Health.

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Faraz Faghri,  | Subcontractor / Consultant

Faraz received his BS in Applied Mathematics, MS in Industrial Engineering and he is currently a PhD candidate in Computer Science at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. His expertise spans large-scale systems and networks, cloud computing, high-speed data analytics for genomics and health-care data analytics. As a researcher, he has received numerous academic awards including a Mayo Clinic Technology-Based Healthcare and RDA/US fellowship. As an engineer, he has worked with many tech companies including Yahoo!, Neustar, Akamai, and Microsoft Research.