J. Hathaway


Phone Number   208-496-7558
Email Address   hathawayj@byui.edu
Address   232L RKS


  • Masters in Stastics, 2005 - Brigham Young University
  • BS in Economics, 2003 - University of Utah


  • Data Science
  • Data Visualization
  • Statistics
  • R
  • LDS church history
  • Interfaith dialogue

Work Experience

  • Senior Scientist – Pacific Northwest National Laboratory 2005-2015


  • Composite sampling

  • Unexploded ordnance

  • Data visualization

  • Building energy modeling

LinkedIn Profile


I am currently at Brigham Young University - Idaho in the Mathematics department as the lead of our data science program. I worked at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory from 2005 to 2015.

While at PNNL I was a primary contributor to the Visual Sample Plan software (VSP) and led the technical development of the transect sampling and multi-increment sampling methods in VSP.

I also worked on ‘big data’ applications with Ryan Hafen using Hadoop technologies as the PRIMA lead data scientist with applications in climate modeling (PRIMA paper and Building Energy paper).

I love the programming language R and am the lead teacher of our key data science class at BYU-I.