Chief Analytics Officer of New York City
Amen Ra, former White House Fellow and currently Chief Analytics Officer for the New York City Mayor's Office of Data Analytics, is a computer scientist at the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (JHU APL). As a senior bioinformatics researcher at JHU APL he develops and utilizes smart algorithms that explore biological data in search of complex associations and relationships in order to provide insight into common biological diagnostics and clinical trends. Prior to academia, Amen has spent 7 years in the technical industry as a senior software engineer for Motorola. He has authored 5 patent disclosures, and received the prestigious Chicago Museum of Science ‘Top Technology Innovators’ award. Over the last 8 years Amen has spent his summers teaching advanced computer science courses for 7th – 10th graders at the Johns Hopkins University Center For Talented Youth program. Amen earned his doctorate degree from Morgan State University, his Master’s degree in computer science from Howard University, and also his bachelor’s degree in computer science from Lincoln University.