Members

DARC prides itself in the unique combination of expertise and experience brought together by it's team members. You can learn more about who we are below.

Team Staff


Alex Storer

Alex Storer

Director, DARC and Director, Research Computing


Alex studied Computer Science and Cognitive Science, and has a PhD in Computational Neuroscience. He works regularly in Python, R and Matlab, and has experience in a wide array of other languages, as well. His strengths include signal processing, screen scraping, data munging and machine learning.

Wonhee Lee

Wonhee Lee

Director, Analytics


Wonhee Lee has a Master's degree in Educational Psychology from the University of Colorado, Denver. She manages the private data collection and external resource management practices. Prior to joining the Research Support Service team, she led a social psychological research project in Stanford's Psychology Department. She is experienced in conducting program evaluation and experimental research. She enjoys cooking and sharing good food with friends and family.

Sal Mancuso

Sal Mancuso

Director, Data


Sal received his degrees in Corporate Finance and Economics. Sal's various roles have afforded him the opportunity to work with researchers in multiple disciplines on tasks such as computing, data harvesting, data processing, data visualizations, application/script development and fullstack engineering. Tools Sal prefers to utilize for research analytics include Python, SQL, Tableau, D3 and Amazon Web Services (EC2, S3, etc.). Previous to joining Stanford University, Sal worked for Tivo, Apple and Sun Microsystems. In his free time, Sal enjoys time with his wife and kids, hiking, motorcycle riding, biking, camping and tinkering all things Raspberry Pi or Arduino.

Amy Ng

Amy Ng

Research Analytics Consultant


Amy holds a Masters degree in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from MIT. Prior to joining the CIRCLE Research Support Team, Amy has served in a variety of roles at Google from its early days including quantitative marketing, user experience research, and social analytics. She spends her time now looking at geospatial data using Quantum GIS, tinkering with API's, and figuring out zTree to conduct economic experiments.

Mason Jiang

Mason Jiang

Research Analytics Scientist


Mason studied Xray and materials physics while earning his PhD in Physics from Stanford University. He has extensive experience designing and conducting experimental research projects and analyzing/interpreting results in both MATLAB and Python. On the side, he enjoys camping and hiking, especially in California.

W. Ross Morrow

W. Ross Morrow

Research Computing Specialist and Developer


Ross is a mathematical modeler and analyst with over ten years of experience with optimization (linear and nonlinear programming), game theoretic modeling, statistical and machine learning techniques, and programming for highperformance computing. He has a PhD, MS, and BS in Mechanical Engineering and a MS in Applied Mathematics, all from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. Ross has also previously worked at Michigan, MIT, Harvard, Iowa State University, and Ford Motor Company's Palo Alto Research and Innovation Center.

Ferdi Evalle

Ferdi Evalle

Research Systems Analyst


Ferdi has a long history working in the pharmaceutical industry in Roche and Genentech developing solutions for researchers from basic research to clinical trials to genetic experiments and everything else in between. Ferdi likes to be rounded in technology and has worked in the realms of database programming, statistical programming, full stack web development and Big Data. He likes learning and tinkering with different technologies. Current interests are Amazon Web Services, Unix Administration and Machine Learning. Ferdi enjoys time with his wife and daughter and the occasional video game.

Jason Ponce

Jason Ponce

Research Data Systems Engineer


Jason Ponce is an awardwinning intermedia artist, composer, and interactive arts researcher. He brings elements of design, engineering, and scientific inquiry to his creative work, which ranges from music, interactive sound and video installation, realtime sound and video processing, multichannel audio spatialization, instrumentbuilding, and performance. With DARC Jason works on research computing technologies, cloud computing, and big data platforms.

Brian Chivers

Brian Chivers

Research Analytics Scientist


Brian joined Stanford GSB after completing a Masters in Data Analytics at USF. He previously worked for Nationwide Insurance and hails from Chicago.



Leadership


Maureen McNichols

Maureen McNichols

Professor and Senior Associate Dean


Maureen McNichols’ research examines financial reporting and its role in providing information to investors. Her recent work focuses on the role of earnings announcements in informing investors, on earnings management, and on the role of auditors in financial reporting quality. The research on earnings announcements documents a striking increase in stock price revision in response to earnings announcements and explores reasons for this relation. The research on earnings management examines companies’ incentives and methods for managing earnings, detection of managed earnings, and the consequences of earnings management for investors’ decisions. The research on auditors examines their role in detecting and reporting misreporting, and the factors that contribute to audit quality, including regulation, auditor incentives and ability.

Julie Williamsen

Julie Williamsen

Executive Director, GSB Research Hub


Julie Williamsen is the assistant dean and executive director of the Research Hub (formerly known as CIRCLE), and director of the Stanford GSB Library. In this role, she is responsible for managing the Data, Analytics & Research Computing team, Human Research Behavioral Lab, Faculty Research Initiatives, Operations, and the Library. Prior to Stanford GSB Julie had over 20 years of experience in academic research, library management, content curation, and teaching, including tenured faculty position at Brigham Young University. She combines this with business ownership experience as a product manager at SirsiDynix, leading complex software products used in over 70 countries. She is passionate about access to knowledge, research and being at the forefront of technology, business innovation, and collaboration.

Alex Storer

Alex Storer

Director, DARC and Director, Research Computing


Alex studied Computer Science and Cognitive Science, and has a PhD in Computational Neuroscience. He works regularly in Python, R and Matlab, and has experience in a wide array of other languages, as well. His strengths include signal processing, screen scraping, data munging and machine learning.