Genomic epidemiology of novel coronavirus map of transmitions

Big Questions

Pivoting to adapt, she learned through one of her colleagues about a database documenting COVID-19 virus’s own evolution as it sweeps around the globe. This platform by Nextstrain, an open-source project to harness the scientific and public health potential of pathogen genome data, brings together COVID-19 samples from across the world and uses data visualization […]
ric DeCosta ’93, the general manager of the NFL’s Baltimore Ravens

A Football Odyssey

DeCosta, in his first—and very successful—season as the Baltimore Ravens’ general manager, places a premium on enthusiasm. And consistency. And loyalty. And humility. He’s the top executive for an NFL franchise—there are just 31 other such jobs in the entire world—and a league leader in using analytics to evaluate players and guide organizational decisions. A […]
Gemma Bready ’17, on the account services desk at MarketAxess in New York

Ready, Willing,
and Able

MarketAxess has transformed the global fixed-income marketplace, bringing an electronic platform to bond trading and data analysis. The nearly 20-year-old company has irrevocably changed the face of the industry with a stream of cutting-edge tech products and services, provided more liquidity, efficiency, and data. And in the midst of this high-tech, competitive, innovative environment, McVey […]
Liam O’Brien and Alane O’Connor ’96 confer in O’Brien’s office at Colby

A Better Way

Before she became an addiction-medicine specialist, O’Connor ’96 studied environmental economics at Colby, and for several years consulted on pollution cleanup and nuclear waste storage. O’Brien first studied physics and mathematics, eyed medical school, and early on put his analytical skills to work for a psychiatric hospital. O’Connor went on to earn a doctorate in […]