Christina Jones is a senior data scientist in the Technical Solutions program at AIR. Her primary interests are in data acquisition, administrative data, and data-driven decision-making. She has managed an extensive portfolio of small- to medium-sized grants and contracts. She manages a small team of junior-level data science staff and acts as co-lead for AIR’s Data Science group.
Previously, Jones has acted as data engineer, server administrator, and data manager for UMETRICS grant projects, a big data initiative that combines administrative data collected from internal university systems, public science research grant funding data, U.S. Patent and Trademark Office patent data, and scientific publications to describe federal investments in research. She has extensive experience in designing and implementing administrative data collection processes, building data platforms for research use, and conducting quality control (QC) and QA review for data collection and management.