Dr. Hays joined ISCC in the Summer of 2018. Prior to his time at IU, Hays served as a research assistant professor in Statistics at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) in Richmond, Virginia with research interests in functional data analysis and applied research in pediatric studies and ecological analyses. Dr. Hays has also worked for the U.S. Department of Energy, UNC Department of Psychiatry, Wachovia Corporation (now Wells Fargo) and CapitalOne Inc. in the role of statistician and scientist. Hays Received his Ph.D. in Statistics at UNC in 2011; M.A. in Economics at Michigan State University in 1999; and B.A. in Economics at Indiana University 1997.