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Scientific Computing Consultant, University of Minnesota

Dr. Shi is an ecologist and evolutionary biologist, with a specific background in phylogenetics and macroevolution. His personal research centers on the intersection of diversification dynamics (speciation and extinction), complex trait evolution, and the spatial distribution of biodiversity. His graduate research was focused on bats, one of the most diverse groups of modern mammals and vertebrates. Through his research, he has experience in data and workflow management, high-dimensional data analysis, graphical visualization, and statistical methods development. Prior to joining the Minnesota Supercomputing Institute, he worked in educational development and the research/scholarship of teaching and learning.


  • 2020–present
    Scientific Computing Consultant, University of Minnesota
  • 2018–2020
    Education Program Specialist, University of Minnesota


  • 2018 
    University of Michigan, Ph.D.
  • 2011 
    Duke University, B.Sc.