Christan E. Grant, Ph.D., is an Assistant Professor of Computer Science at the University of Oklahoma where he leads the OU Data Analytics Lab. His research interests include databases and text analytics. He is a recipient of the NSF Graduate Research Fellowship and the Florida Georgia LSAMP Bridge to Doctorate Fellowship and a diversity award from the College of Engineering. He is the general chair for the 2017 Broadening Participation in Data Mining workshop. He completed his BS and Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of Florida where he was a member of the Data Science Research lab.