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Max Czapanskiy

Max Czapanskiy

Biology
I am a second-year Ph.D. student at the Hopkins Marine Station in Prof. Jeremy Goldbogen's lab. Before attending Stanford, I studied marine ecology with a focus on seabird movement behavior. My current research integrates physiology and ecology to investigate the evolution of extreme body sizes in whales. Our lab uses a variety of animal-borne sensors, from cameras to electrocardiograms, to measure how whales interact with their environment. With support from the Stanford Data Science Institute, I am designing interactive analysis and visualization tools for high-resolution, multi-sensor data.
 
Before pursuing a career in biological science, I received my B.S. in Computer Science and Engineering from Columbia University and was a software engineer at Microsoft. I enjoy sharing those skills by mentoring labmates and teaching with Software Carpentry.
 
When not in the field or writing code, I'm usually found bird-watching, baking, or playing with my dog, Bowie.