About Frank

Hi, I’m Frank (resume, linkedin). You can contact me via email to frank at frankcleary dot com. I grew up in Ithaca, NY (mostly) and for undergrad I majored in Physics at Cornell University. I taught middle school science in Bronx, NY for two years before moving to Berkeley, CA to get a Ph.D in Biophysics. My interests include data, software, photography, Notre Dame football, and cooperative online video games.

Currently I’m working in San Francisco as a data scientist and software engineer at a startup called Index. Index does great work to allow brick and mortar retailers to improve and personalize their customer experience.

Before starting at Index I finished a Ph.D. in Biophysics at UC Berkeley. My thesis research centered on the molecular motor dynein, a protein that moves cargoes within cells. I made use of recent developments in microscopy that allow researchers to observe and apply forces to individual molecules, which let us learn a lot about dynein that we couldn’t learn from looking at averages of many molecules. Over the summer of 2013 I did an internship in data science at SEVEN Networks in San Carlos, CA. It was a really good experience, I definitely recommend doing an internship as a graduate student. Data science and software were my favorite parts of my Ph.D. research and I’m excited to now be working in those areas full time.