Váleri N. Vásquez

I am a PhD candidate at the University of California, Berkeley with a Designated Emphasis in Computational Data Science and Engineering. My work is conducted under the Division of Epidemiology and Biostatistics in the School of Public Health; it has been recognized by fellowships from Microsoft Research, the Berkeley Institute for Data Science, and ACM SIGHPC. I hold one MS in Energy and Resources with a focus on environmental economics and a second MS in Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences with a focus on biosystems and computational biology, both from UC Berkeley. My BA is from the College of William and Mary.

Beyond research to advance more equitable and efficient public health interventions, a variety of the things that delight me include Adélie penguins, linear algebra, and quiet daily kindnesses. Living in the gastronomic mecca that is the Bay Area has raised my appreciation for all things culinary without awakening a single dormant cooking skill. The place has, however, done wonders for my backpacking abilities.

Contact: vnvasquez@berkeley.edu