Niral Upadhyaya enjoys gaining valuable insights from available data and currently works on fraud detection and data visualization. Prior to Elder Research, Niral worked for a global information technology consulting firm where she acquired experience in biometrics and problem solving across all phases of the software development life cycle. Her interests in data mining were realized through evaluation of three biometric solutions, analysis of data integrity, and identification of monthly trends and cost performance. Niral earned a B.S. in Systems Engineering from the University of Virginia and an M.S in Analytics from the Institute for Advanced Analytics at North Carolina State University.