Data³ combines academic theory with ground-breaking technology.
Our company includes senior scholars with experience in hundreds of clinical research trials as well as veteran industry executives and leading engineers. The Data Cubed team has decades of experience in the biomedical sciences, behavioral economics, information technology, and video game engineering.
Paul W. Glimcher, Ph.D.
President & Chief Executive Officer
A neuroscientist, psychologist, economist and entrepreneur who holds the Julius Silver, Rosyln S. Silver and Enid Silver Winslow Chair of Neural Science at New York University (NYU)
He is also a professor of Neuroscience and Physiology at NYU’s Langone School of Medicine. Professor Glimcher is the founder and Director of NYU’s Institute for the Study of Decision Making, and the Director of the Glimcher Lab in NYU’s Center for Neural Science. Professor Glimcher is one of the foremost researchers focused on the study of human behavior and decision-making, and is known for his central role in founding and developing the field of neuroeconomics which takes an interdisciplinary approach to understanding how humans make decisions. Professor Glimcher’s research aims to describe the neural events that underlie behavioral decision-making using tools from economics, psychology and neuroscience. His research has made contributions to understanding how value is encoded in the brain and how the brain uses those neural representations of value to guide decision-making.
A graduate of Princeton University and The University of Pennsylvania, Professor Glimcher is a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and the McKnight, Whitehall, Klingenstein, and McDonnell Foundations, as well as a member of the Dana Alliance for Brain Initiatives. He also plays a prominent role with the U.S. National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine, where he has served on numerous advisory boards and research study committees. In addition to the many books and scholarly papers he has written in the field of neuroeconomics, he is the lead editor of the textbook, Neuroeconomics: Decision-Making and the Brain, now in its second edition. His textbook received the American Association of Publishers PROSE Award for Excellence in the Social Sciences.
Hannah Bayer, Ph.D.
Chief Scientific Officer
A former Associate Professor at New York University’s (NYU) Institute for the Study of Decision Making (ISDM) and a former Senior Editor at Nature Neuroscience
where she managed all aspects of the editorial process and journal operations for the nation’s leading neuroscience journal. Dr. Bayer’s work has focused on using the tools of informatics to study how people make decisions in their natural habitat, with a particular interest in the analysis of urban big data to address these research questions. Dr. Bayer completed her post-doctoral research at Columbia University’s Center for the Decision Sciences, where she conducted functional magnetic resonance imaging studies of human risk perception and risky decision making. She was a recipient of the National Institutes of Health National Research Service Award and the National Science Foundation’s Graduate Research Fellowship, and has published articles in numerous scholarly journals, including Neuron, the Journal of Neurophysiology, and theJournal of Neuroscience Methods. She received her B.A. in biology with a concentration in cellular and molecular biology from Haverford College, and her Ph.D. in neuroscience with a specialization in systems neuroscience from NYU.
Chief Commercial Officer
David has spent his career at the intersection of the technology and life science world, executing and managing business development, client management, innovation, go-to-market offering strategies, as well as product and services marketing.
Before coming to Data Cubed, David was Chief Commercial Officer of Bioclinica, accountable for global business development, corporate marketing, sales operations, and technical solutions. Prior to that, David ran the services innovation strategy and marketing for PAREXEL Informatics. David also led the PAREXEL North American eClinical and Medical Imaging business development. David has also worked at Commerce One, Siebel Systems, and Accenture where he led management consulting client services and delivery. David is a graduate of The University of Wisconsin, Whitewater where he graduated summa cum laude.
Chief Operating Officer
Brent has spent the past two decades as a strategy and project executive in the public and private sectors, specializing in technology and risk management industries in The United States and abroad.
Prior to joining Data Cubed, Mr. Schimke worked for 11 years for The City of New York and its public safety agencies overseeing, directing and organizing business activities and processes. Mr. Schimke served in The Department of Information Technology and Telecommunications where he helped oversee the city’s emerging use of management information systems, including a $2 billion mayoral initiative to transform how the police, fire and emergency medical forces communicate. Mr. Schimke played a leading role in transforming how 911 call centers communicate and operate. Mr. Schimke has also worked at start-ups and young, emerging companies as well as at AT&T, MicroAge and Boeing. Mr. Schimke earned his M.S. in Industrial Administration at Carnegie Mellon University and his B.A at Whitman College.
Chief Financial Officer
Alexander Bakal has spent his career of more than a quarter century as a financial executive, with experience in venture capital, mergers and acquisitions, private equity and corporate finance.
Alexander Bakal has a thirty-year career as a financial executive in mergers and acquisitions, private equity, corporate finance, and investing in alternative assets and venture capital. In 1999, he co-founded (and currently still manages) Orion Partners LLC, a tax structuring and investment firm based in New York City. Prior to that he worked as a managing director at CIBC World Markets, where he marketed structured products to US multinational corporations, and before that he worked at Goldman Sachs in Mergers and Acquisitions in New York and London. Mr. Bakal received his MBA from the Stanford University Graduate School of Business and his A.B., summa cum laude in Chemistry from Harvard University.
Chief Technology Officer
Mike Kaminsky has spent more than a decade managing design, product and engineering teams that build innovative software and hardware.
With deep experience in user experience design, product development and software development, he currently leads engineering, product management and user experience design teams at Data Cubed. Prior to coming to Data Cubed, Mr. Kaminsky was the Manager of User Experience at Zebra Technologies and Senor Staff Industrial Designer at Motorola Solutions. He also worked at other creative agencies in the New York City area, designing websites, hardware products and enterprise software. He is the recipient of more than a dozen international design awards and currently holds 9 US patents. Mr. Kaminsky received his B.S. in Industrial Design from Virginia Tech’s College of Architecture and Urban Studies.
Chief Administrative Officer and Treasurer
Samanta Shaw has spent more than a decade in management and operations in the nonprofit sector.
Ms. Shaw is a co-founder, the Chief Administrative Officer and the Treasurer of Data Cubed. Prior to that she was the Chief Operating Officer of The Human Project, a quest to develop the world’s most extensive and incisive database of human behavior, environmental influences, and genetic expressions through a study of 10,000 individuals over 20 years. Ms. Shaw was also a founding Associate Director for the Institute for the Study of Decision Making at New York University and the Business Manager for the International Society for Neuroeconomics. She received her B.A. in Psychology, Education and Chemistry at the NYU College of Arts and Sciences.