Academic Spotlight: Data Science & Information System

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Faculty Spotlights in Data Science & Information Systems

Author Dr. Jeong Sihm
Assistant Professor of Math
School of Arts and Sciences

New Faculty in Data Science and Information Systems.  We are delighted to announce that two new faculty will be joining the Data Science and Information Systems programs this summer. Please welcome Drs. Jones and Park to the Carolina University faculty.

 Dr. Murchtricia Jones, a native of the United States Virgin Islands, has received her Bachelor of Science in Mathematics from the University of the Virgin Islands in 2015, a Master of Science in Bioinformatics from the University of Michigan in 2017, and PhD in Bioinformatics from the University of Michigan in 2020. Professor Jones has had research experience at both Rutgers University and the San Diego Supercomputer Center developing and utilizing computational chemistry methodologies. Professor Jones’ dissertation work focused on utilizing machine learning for the generation of an atom parameterization software for small organic molecules. Professor Jones is enthusiastic about education and teaching the next generation of scientists. She is versed in programming in Python, R, and MATLAB. Her particular interests are focused on Machine Learning and software development in Cheminformatics. In 2019, Professor Jones was awarded the Promise in Computational Chemistry reward from the American Chemical Society. Much of Professor Jones’s career has been dedicated to increasing diversity in STEM education and working with students from disadvantaged socioeconomic backgrounds. Professor Jones was also awarded both the Scholar Activist Award and the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Scientist Spotlight in 2019 from the University of Michigan. When not programming or working with students, Professor Jones spends time with her family and volunteering at church.

Dr. Sangmork Park is enthusiastic about education and research in diverse fields of Computer Science. He specializes in Computer Networking, Information Security, Database, and Data Mining. He also has interests and knowledge background in Machine Learning, Data Analysis/Visualization, and Systems Optimization enough to participate in research and course development in the area. Dr. Park continued to develop and enhance his knowledge and skills by participating in numerous workshops and taking online courses. He has experience in Linux server development and management, Web programming, and Program development with Python, Java, C/C++, etc.  Dr. Park recently moved to the academic community from a military career, after retiring from the position of South Korea’s Air Force Attaché to the United States stationed in Washington D.C. He executed various missions, such as fighter pilot, commander, staff, and diplomat, in his distinguished 31-year long military career in ROKAF.

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