Meet the team

We are constantly exploring new research questions, projects and collaborators. With direct access to librarians, collections and data sets, the Unit for Data Science and Analytics, headquartered in Hayden Library on ASU's Tempe campus, is uniquely equipped to connect people, ideas and resources university-wide.

Come to our open sessions. Our team regularly hosts work-ins, meet and greets, and other events that are open to ASU students, faculty, staff and the surrounding community.

Collaborate with our team. Show us what you’re working on or just come explore. If you are new to this domain, that’s even better. Discover how your expertise and interests fit in.

Consult on a specific issue. We can connect you with people, resources, and more through our networks across ASU and within ASU Library.

Faculty, staff and students interested in an ongoing project, new collaboration or learning more may contact

Who we are

  • Michael Simeone

    Michael Simeone, Director, Data Science and Analytics

    Before joining the library, Michael was the founding director of ASU’s Nexus Lab for Digital Humanities and Transdisciplinary Informatics, and the Associate Director of the Institute for Computing in Humanities, Arts, and Social Science at the National Center for Supercomputing Applications. He earned his PhD in English Language and Literature/Letters from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

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  • David Little

    David Little, Library Data Scientist

    David brings a wealth of experience to his role, including his doctoral research that emphasizes data mining and the design of experiments. Previously, David has worked as a Process Engineering Program Director for Banner Health, where he performed high-level analysis projects and created statistical models, and has worked as a Data Scientist for multiple organizations.

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  • Kerri Rittschof

    Kerri Rittschof, Program Manager of Data Science and Analytics

    Kerri’s expertise is in developing, implementing and maintaining programs; managing teams and activities; conducting research and writing reports. Prior to joining the library, she was an ASU Program Manager, leading a team of researchers to evaluate evidence-based programs and collaborate with child social welfare agencies. She holds a Ph.D. in Organizational Psychology.

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