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Penny Atkins

Penny Atkins

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About Me

Penny Atkins, PhD, is the associate director of the One Utah Data Science Hub, which connects the Data Exploration and Learning for Precision Health Intelligence (DELPHI) Initiative, the Data Science and Ethics of Technology (DATASET) Initiative, and the Utah Data Science Center to expand data science research, education, outreach, infrastructure, and datasets at the University of Utah.  

Penny completed her BS in Industrial Engineering at Montana State University prior to working at the Idaho National Lab for four years. Penny then received her PhD in Bioengineering from the University of Utah and completed a post-doctoral fellowship at ETH Zurich before returning to the University of Utah as a research associate at the Scientific Computing and Imaging Institute. In her new role, Penny will oversee all administrative aspects of the One Utah Data Science Hub.