Dr. Behnaz Moradi Dr. Behnaz Moradi

Behnaz Moradi earned her MSc and BSc in Industrial engineering. She earned her Ph.D. on Statistics from Kansas State University in August 2019. She is currently working as a Postdoctoral Associate Researcher at the School of Data Science, University of Virginia. She is a member of the Computational System Biology Laboratory in the Department of Biomedical Engineering at the University of Virginia. She recently joined the Social and Decision Analytics Division of the Biocomplexity Institute & Initiative, University of Virginia. Behnaz is interested in developing scalable statistical methods and theory inspired by problems in networks. 



Dr. Cynthia Tong Dr. Cynthia Tong

Dr. Cynthia Tong is an Assistant Professor in the Quantitative Area of the Department of Psychology at the University of Virginia. Her research focuses on developing new statistical methods and applying methods in the areas of developmental and health studies.  Methodologically, she is interested in Bayesian statistics, longitudinal data analysis, robust structural equation modeling, and missing data analysis.  Substantively, she is interested in the development of cognitive abilities and achievement skills, and sustainability research.


Dr. Sana SyedDr. Sana Syed

Dr. Sana Syed is a Pediatric Gastroenterologist and a Data Scientist at the University of Virginia (UVA). The overarching goal of her research group is to study gut structure and function in children using computational and molecular approaches. Dr. Syed has had successful grant support from the Translational Health Research Institute of Virginia (THRIV) Scholars Award, Engineering-in-Medicine seed funding, and the National Institutes of Health (NIDDK– K23 Mentored Patient-Oriented Research Career Development Award). She co-leads a multi-disciplinary engineering in medicine team – Gut Intelligence Lab – and is part of the 2019-20 Data Science Master’s cohort at UVA.