Advanced Consultations & Specialty Services

The Data Labs and specialists in TTS Research Technology offer an array of specialty services and advanced consultations for the Tufts community.

12/06/2018 – Medford/Somerville, Mass. – Kyle Monahan, Data Science Services Manager, works with Emma Resor, A19 (Alonso Nichols/Tufts University)

Advanced Consultations

Tufts students, faculty, staff, and researchers can schedule advanced consultations provided by specialists in TTS Research Technology related to ongoing projects, publications, grants, dissertations, theses, capstones, and other research or class-related work.

Our team of specialists provides advanced consultations for the following:

  • Application Development
  • Bioinformatics Tools and Applications
  • Data Science Tools and Applications
  • Data Acquisition
  • Data Conversion/Development
  • Database Design
  • Data Engineering/Cleaning
  • Data Visualization
  • Digital Humanities
  • ESRI Applications
  • Fieldwork and GPS Data Collection
  • Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
  • Geoprocessing and Spatial Analyses
  • Google Earth Development
  • High-Performance Computing (HPC)
  • High-Throughput Computing (HTC)
  • Lab Archives
  • Map and Digital Design
  • Machine Learning
  • Remote Sensing
  • Research Computing
  • Research Data Management
  • Statistical Analyses
  • Storage Solutions
  • Text Analysis & NLP
  • Workflow Automation

Schedule an Advanced Consultation:

Please email
to schedule an appointment with:

Carolyn Talmadge, Data Lab Services Manager
(GIS Expertise)
Kyle Monahan, Manager of Data Science Services
Uku-Kaspar Uustalu, Senior Data Science Specialist
Yi Zhao, Data Science Specialist
Jon Caris, Senior Drone Data Scientist
Peter Nadel, Digital Humanities NLP Specialist
Shirley (Xue) Li, Bioinformatician
Chris Barnett, Principal Software Engineer

Please email 
to schedule an appointment with:

Tom Phimmasen, Sr Research Tech Consultant
Christina Divoll, Research Instrumentation & HPC Specialist
Delilah Maloney, Senior HPC Specialist
Lillian Kelting, HPC Engineer
Yucheng Zhang, Bioinformatics Engineer

Guest Lectures, Workshops, & Tutorials

The Data Lab and Research Technology staff have extensive experience providing in-class guest lectures, specialty workshops and tutorials, asynchronous learning materials, curriculum planning, assignment creation, and more for Tufts faculty, schools, and departments. Our staff is trained and skilled in classroom instruction and pedagogy, and several hold lecturer positions throughout the various Tufts schools. We are available to help faculty and researchers teach various skills, expertise, and software related to GIS, digital humanities, and data science applications.

If you would like to know more or would like to schedule a meeting to discuss our participation in your classroom or research team, please reach out to

Map & Visualization Design for Publications

A popular service offered by the Data Lab is support with map design or data visualizations for various publications or platforms. Oftentimes, Tufts’ faculty would like specialized maps or data visualizations for publications such as journal articles, research projects, grant reports, presentations, etc. but do not have the expertise to create the product themselves. Our team is available to help Tufts researchers create these map designs or visualizations. Our services are usually in kind for Tufts faculty but ultimately depend on the project’s scope.

Contact to inquire more about map design and visualization opportunities for your research!

Additional Services

  • Software Licensing and Maintenance
  • Research Software Development
  • Grant Writing and Support
  • Research Project Assistance