About Us

Core team

Perry de Valpine is in the Department of Environmental Science, Policy and Management at the University of California, Berkeley.

Chris Paciorek is a researcher and  lecturer in the Department of Statistics at UC Berkeley, as well as the department’s statistical computing consultant.

Daniel Turek is in the Department of Mathematics & Statistics at Williams College.

Nick Michaud is a Statistician developing NIMBLE internals and methods.

Dao Nguyen is a Statistician working on analysis methods with NIMBLE.

Lauren Ponisio is a post-doctoral fellow with the Berkeley Institute for Data Science and will start a faculty position at the University of California, Riverside, in 2017.

Fritz Obermeyer is a computer scientist working on NIMBLE development.

  • Duncan Temple Lang is in the Department of Statistics at the University of California, Davis.

Core team alums

  • Jagadish Babu contributed to an early pre-release version of NIMBLE.
  • Clifford Anderson-Bergman is a Statistician at Sandia National Lab.


Ben Shaby, Penn State University, Department of Statistics

  • Ras Bodik, University of Washington, Department of Computer Science and Engineering
  • Abel Rodriguez, University of California, Santa Cruz, Department of Applied Mathematics & Statistics


Ryan Lim contributed to NIMBLE as part of Berkeley's Undergraduate Research Apprentice Program.  He now works for Microsoft.

David Pleydell is in the French National Institute for Agricultural Research (INRA).

Luke Larson is a Berkeley student who designed our logo.

  • Peter Sujan contributed to NIMBLE while a master's student in Statistics at Berkeley.  He now works for Microsoft.