Our Team

Tom Shafer, Ph.D.

Lead Data Scientist

Dr. Tom Shafer has years of experience developing and applying computational tools in multiple domains. Tom joined Elder Research after completing a Ph.D. in Physics at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where he studied nuclear radioactive decay with the aid of high performance computing resources.

At Elder Research, Dr. Shafer leads or contributes to projects in many areas including deep neural networks for object detection, biomedical analytics, text mining, graph analytics and network science, high performance computing, database development, fraud detection, modeling of consumer product goods, and developing data science training materials.

Tom spends his time outside of work with his wife and friends and enjoys reading, playing music, and programming.