Hearing scientist and statistician.
Hi, I’m Sean. I’m a Senior Research Scientist on a research and development team for the company Cochlear’s location in Lone Tree, CO. My job is to help design software in cochlear implants to make them work better for folks with hearing loss. A large portion of my effort goes into managing data pipelines and analysis. They support evolving insights for R&D and clinical investigators within Cochlear (including myself). I use industry-standard data science tools (like Snowflake, R, Python) to get the job done.
I have a research appointment at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus that allows me to collaborate with several research groups, including the Tollin lab. My work focuses on designing new techniques to diagnose hearing loss and acting as a statistician on others’ research projects. For more details on my original research, click here.
In my free time, I like learning about people’s relationships with nature and each other. I’m interested in improving and learning about my communication skills, and have been focusing on learning more about social justice. I have my EMT license in the state of Colorado and am passionate about being outdoors safely for myself and others. Finally, I love listening to and telling stories through spoken word, books, and music.
I completed a brief postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus. While there, I worked as a statistician on multiple research teams and completed research on the use of auditory brainstem responses to diagnose hearing loss. I received my PhD in Communication Sciences and Disorders and my Master of Science in Biometry (now renamed Applied Statistics) at the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2022. I completed my doctoral research with Ruth Litovsky in the Binaural Hearing and Speech Lab. I received my Bachelor of Science in Mathematics, Neuroscience, and Psychology, with a minor in Statistics from Baldwin Wallace University in 2015. During the summers, I traveled to College Park, Maryland and Portland, Oregon to study spatial hearing and pitch perception.