WHO WE ARE
Jarrod is a Lead Research Analyst with the Agriculture Data Services team, and the Interim Director. His focus is on combining data architecture and stewardship to improve analytic and visualization capabilities in the areas of agriculture and natural resources research. He leads research teams through the process of designing and implementing data management plans, writes scripts to manipulate and move data, creates secure storage solutions, and develops tools for researchers to interact with their data. Some of the things he enjoys most about his roles are strategizing with the team about ways to make it easier to work with data, and working directly with researchers to teach them new tools and techniques.
Diane Berg is a Data Analyst with the Ag Data Services team that works with the Departments of Botany and Plant Pathology and Agricultural Economics. Her focus is on data stewardship, visualization, and analysis, and she has experience with machine learning techniques and scientific research. She works with faculty to overcome modern data challenges, such as effectively leveraging Purdue storage and data resources, drafting data management plans, and creating solutions for complex data pipelines.
Nathan is a Lead Research Analyst with the Ag Data Services team. His experience and professional interests are focused on computer and information sciences. He contributes expertise in ontologies, controlled vocabularies, data architecture, search methods, NoSQL technologies, and algorithms.
Benny Goller is a Lead Research Analyst with the Agriculture Data Services team. His background is in research and he enjoys working on experimental design, data quality control, analytic pipelines, simulations, and visualization. He primarily works with faculty and research groups in Digital Forestry and the Institute for Plant Sciences/Alumni Ag Seed Phenotyping facility.
DongWhoi (Leo) Moon
DongWhoi (Leo) Moon is a graduate research assistant here at Agricultural Data Services (ADS). He is currently enrolled in the PhD program in the Department of Agricultural Economics here at Purdue, and has joined ADS in January, 2022. He primarily works with the Precision Dairy team in creating metadata and sparklyr/tidyverse R templates to streamline data quality control processes. His interests range from agricultural economics to data science.
Akhere Olenloa is a Ph.D student at the Department of Agricultural and Biological Engineering with research interest in stored grain management and postharvest technologies. He is a graduate research assistant with Agriculture Data Services team. He provides assistance on data pre-processing, quality check, and also develop metadata and scripts. He works with faculty researchers, agricultural center superintendents and staffs of PACs and ACRE.