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, Ph.D

CSCAR Consultant

Alex Cao, MSE

CSCAR Consultant

Michael Clark, Ph.D

CSCAR Consultant

Alexander Gaenko, Ph.D

Scientific Programmer; High Performance Computing Specialist

Brenda Gillespie, Ph.D

CSCAR Associate Director and Research Scientist; Research Associate Professor of Biostatistics

Hyungjin Myra Kim, Sc.D.

CSCAR Research Scientist; Adjunct Professor of Biostatistics

Shyamala Nagaraj, Ph.D

CSCAR Statistical Consultant; Lecturer, Department of Statistics

Corey Powell, Ph.D

CSCAR Consultant

Ed Rothman, Ph.D

Professor of Statistics

Kerby Shedden, Ph.D

CSCAR Director; Professor of Statistics and Biostatistics

Kimberly Ward, MBA

CSCAR Administrative Specialist

Brady West, Ph.D

Research Assistant Professor, ISR