Consulting for Statistics, Computing and Analytics Research (CSCAR) provides individualized support and training to University of Michigan researchers in a variety of areas relating to the management, collection, and analysis of data. CSCAR also supports the use of technical software and advanced computing in research. Researchers from nearly all disciplines at U-M have made effective use of our services.

Our scope is broad, including formal statistical analysis, management of large data sets, development and optimization of computing code, data visualization, predictive modeling, geographic information systems, and text analysis, among other areas.  See our areas of expertise page for more details.

Many of our services are free to the U-M research community.  Contact us at cscar@umich.edu with administrative questions.  Technical questions can be sent to the email addresses listed on our contacts page.

The CSCAR Team


  • Chris Andrews
    CSCAR Consultant

    Expertise:
    R, SAS
  • Alex Cao
    CSCAR Consultant

    Expertise:
    C, LabVIEW, Matlab, Python, SQL
  • Michael Clark
    CSCAR Consultant

    Expertise:
    Mplus., Publishing Languages (Markdown; Latex; etc.), Python, R, Stan, Stata
  • Josh Errickson
    CSCAR Consultant

    Expertise:
    Matlab, NQuery, R, SAS, SPSS, Stata, Unix-based systems
  • Alexander Gaenko
    Scientific Programmer, High Performance Computing Specialist

    Expertise:
    High Performance Computing, parallelization
  • Brenda Gillespie
    Research Associate Professor of Biostatistics, CSCAR Associate Director

    Expertise:
    SAS
  • James Henderson
    CSCAR Consultant

    Expertise:
    Bash, C++/C, Matlab, R
  • Andrew Hlynka
    Scientific Programmer, Research Applications Developer

    Expertise:
    AGENT MODELING, C, DATA VISUALIZATION, Java, USER INTERFACE DEVELOPMENT FOR MOBILE AND DESKTOP
  • Hyungjin Myra Kim
    Research Scientist, CSCAR; Adjunct Professor of Biostatistics

    Expertise:
    SAS
  • Marcio Mourao
    CSCAR Consultant

    Expertise:
    C, Java, Lisp, Mathematica, Matlab, Python, R
  • Shyamala Nagaraj
    CSCAR Consultant; Lecturer, Department of Statistics

    Expertise:
    R, SAS, SPSS, Stata
  • Corey Powell
    CSCAR Consultant

    Expertise:
    Perl, Python, R, SAS and C
  • Kerby Shedden
    Professor of Statistics and Biostatistics, CSCAR Director

    Expertise:
    C, Go, Python, R
  • Manish Verma
    CSCAR Consultant

    Expertise:
    ArcGIS, Matlab, Python, QGIS, R
  • Kimberly Ward
    Administrative Specialist

    Expertise:
    Administration, Budgets, Customer Service
  • Brady West
    Research Associate Professor, ISR.

    Expertise:
    HLM, R, SAS, SPSS, Stata