Dr. Peter Alonzi leads research computing at the School of Data Science. His areas of research include particle physics and the intersection of mental health and the criminal justice system. Alonzi has worked at several laboratories, including the Paul Scherrer Institute, the largest center for natural and engineering sciences within Switzerland, Fermilab, a lab outside of Chicago, specializing in high-energy particle physics, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, a multiprogram science and technology national laboratory sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy, Jefferson Lab, a U.S. Department of Energy Office of Science national laboratory, and Triumf, Canada's national particle accelerator center.
Alonzi leads orientation for the residential M.S. in Data Science program and the technical bootcamps for the online M.S. in Data Science students. He ensures students have the computing power they need for their research prior to beginning their coursework at SDS. Dr. Alonzi has taught a variety of courses at UVA, including Data Wrangling in Python and Physics. Alonzi coaches students during their research projects on advanced computational techniques.
Alonzi's last physics appointment before coming to UVA as a data scientist was as a Postdoctoral Research Associate at the Center for Experimental Nuclear Physics and Astrophysics at the University of Washington.
Alonzi holds a PH.D. in Physics from the University of Virginia. He graduated Magna Cum Laude from the College of William and Mary with a B.S. in Physics.
PH.D., Physics, University of Virginia
B.S., Physics, College of William and Mary, Magna Cum Laude
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