Joseph Yurko

  • Director, Undergraduate Data Science Education
  • Teaching Assistant Professor

Dr. Yurko joined the School of Computing and Information (SCI) in 2019, and is currently teaching machine learning and data science related courses. Before joining SCI, he was a data scientist in the manufacturing industry, and prior to that a consultant in the nuclear industry. Dr. Yurko has extensive experience building advanced predictive models to solve challenging problems across engineering disciplines. Those models have been used to optimize performance and interpret system behavior within the presence of uncertainty. Dr. Yurko’s industrial experience expanded upon his PhD thesis which used computational Bayesian inference algorithms to quantify the uncertainty in nuclear system simulations. He received his PhD from MIT in Nuclear Science and Engineering in 2014.