Thomas Shafer, Ph.D.
Lead Data Scientist
Elder Research, Inc.
Raleigh, NC

I’ve been fortunate to spend more than a decade framing complex problems and solving them using computational methods. As a Lead Data Scientist, and as Chair of the Elder Research Chief Scientist Committee, I have the opportunity to mentor data scientists while contributing technically to solve problems in data science. Over the last few years, I’ve led and contributed to major projects applying graph analytics, deep learning for computer vision, anomaly detection methods, and much more.

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The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (2009–16)
PhD, Physics. Advisor: Jonathan Engel
Thesis: Calculation of Beta-decay Rates in Heavy Deformed Nuclei and Implications for the Astrophysical r Process

The University of North Carolina at Wilmington (2005–09)
University Honors with Honors in Physics
BS, Physics and BA, Mathematics