Mason Ferlic serves as the Research Engineer and Data Scientist for the MiPR Lab. Mason graduated from the University of Michigan in 2016 with a MSE in Aerospace Engineering and is currently pursuing a graduate degree in the Applied Statistics program at UM. Mason brings a unique perspective to the research team as a professional athlete training for the Tokyo Olympics. During his collegiate career at Michigan he was the NCAA Champion in the 3000m steeplechase, NCAA DI Scholar Athlete of the Year, UM Male Athlete of the Year, Big Ten Medal of Honor Recipient, and 8x All-American. Mason has found his niche in the MiPR Lab combining his two passions: athletics and science. He is most interested in developing inferential models for improving health and performance, as well as novel methods for analyzing big data generated from wearable sensors and biometric devices. When he is not training, brainstorming in the lab, or competing internationally, Mason enjoys cooking and savoring a good cup of coffee.