Ista ZahnIsta serves as the Data Science and Software Devlopment manager in Francesca Dominici's lab in the Biostatistics Department at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. He holds a master's degree in social psychology from the University of Rochester.

Broadly speaking, Ista is interested in the ways in which technology can be used to turn raw data into information useful to human beings. His areas of expertise include visualization, statistical modeling, and data manipulation and management. Ista has expertise in statistical programs including R, Stata, SPSS,  and Mplus, as well as experience with general-purpose programing languages inclucing Python, Javascript, and Haskell.