Jacob Hinkle is a research scientist in the Biomedical Science and Engineering Center at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL). He holds B.S. degrees in Physics and Mathematics from Miami University and a Ph.D. in Bioengineering from the University of Utah. His Ph.D. work focused on statistical modeling of shape change with applications in medical imaging. Prior to joining ORNL, he worked as a research scientist at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), applying mathematical land statistical methods to biological imaging and data analysis problems. His research interests include novel approaches to mathematical modeling and Bayesian data analysis.