Michael Alden Burman

(720) 757-1856


University of Arizona

Tucson, AZ

B.Sc. in Bioinformatics, Systems Biology Emphasis

August 2020

Coursework in Biology (Genetics, Biochemistry, Evolutionary Sciences), Computer Science (Machine Learning, Cloud Computing, Database Management, and Data Structures & Algorithms)

Overall GPA: 3.19, Concentration GPA: 3.63

Design Project: Phylogenic analysis of annotated orthologs.

Engineering Research Experience

University of Arizona WALD Project at Biosphere2

Tucson, AZ

Rainforest Climber & Research Assistant

Jul 2019 - Jun 2020

  • Cleaned, organized, and ran statistical analyses on temperature sensor data with Python.
  • Collaborated with a globally diverse group of scientific professionals from Germany to Switzerland.
  • Interfaced with scintellation detectors to record position of water isotopes in specific soil locations.

University of Arizona COM-IN Laboratory, Healthcare Informatics

Tucson, AZ

Laboratory Technician

Nov 2018 - Apr 2020

  • Analysis of Arizona hospital blood donor data to evaluate risk factors with basis of age and sex variables from donor to recipient with ICD9 codes.
  • Development of Supervised Machine Learning model to predict hypotensive and hypertensive delirium in the ICU via SQL queries of MIMIC database.
  • Collaboration and support of colleague R and Python analysis & data visualization scripts.
  • Utilized linear regression, violin plots, and box plots on healthcare data to support physician case study hypotheses leveraging Machine Learning algorithms in Python data science modules.
  • Collaborated with U of A medical students and researchers to ensure accurate analysis.

Lyons Lab

Tucson, AZ

High Performace Computing & Bioinformatics Technician

Oct 2019 - Dec 2019

  • Utilized Docker containerization for UofA's HPC to aid in the parsing workflow of a daily 10TB of image data.
  • starTerra Github
  • Assisted in Atmosphere Cloud Computing resources for worker generation for alterate pipeline options.
  • Developed educational web-app for classrooms wanting to teach BLAST genomic database querying and analysis.

Employment Experience

Strategic Risk Solutions, Inc.

Phoenix, AZ

Data Analyst

Aug 2021 - Feb 2023

  • Led exploratory project to include AI and Machine Learning products into the advising department.
  • Supported feasibility studies by cleaning, normalizing, organizing, and visualizing insurance data for actuarial analysis that led to several formations of captive insurance companies.
  • Created Power BI Dashboards with Data Visualizations, VBA Scripts for Excel Automation, and instructional material for the use of Power Query.

Geeks 2 You

Tucson, AZ

IT Technician

Nov 2020 - May 2021

  • Became go-to tech for resolving the most challenging of software and hardware issues in Linux, Mac, and Windows Operating Systems.
  • Trained multiple successful field technicians in networking, troubleshooting, and data security.
  • Successfully recovered data from multiple clients while keeping a security-focused mindset.
  • Supported and signed on small businesses for MSP contracts.

The Parish Gastropub

Tucson, AZ


Sep 2017 - Sep 2018

  • Curated guest experience to provide award winning food and beverage with exceptional service aligned with southern hospitality.
  • Utilized agility, quick wit, and sales techniques to generate maximum revenue.


Google Cybersecurity Certificate

June 2023

Network Security, Security Frameworks & Controls, Intrusion Detection, SIEM tools, Incident Response, SQL, Security Hardening, Threat Risks and Vulnerabilities, Packet Analysis



Python (Pandas, matplotlib, seaborn, scikit, SQLite3, Flask), R (Bioconductor, deseq2), Power BI, "M", VBA, Microsoft Excel, Docker, High Performance Computing (HPC), Linux Terminal (ubuntu), Database Management, Cloud Computing, HTML, CSS, JavaScript, React.JS, Node.JS, Microsoft Access, Windows Powershell, Web Scraping , Jupyter Notebooks, SQL, Git version control.


Microscopy, PCR, Staining, Microbial Culturing, Gas Chromatography.


Captive Insurance, Motivational Speaking, Voice Acting, Cancer Biology, Storytelling, P&C Insurance, Medical Stop-Loss, Futurama.


English (fluent), Spanish (Restaurant kitchen-proficiency)