Hello! It’s nice to meet you

I am a chemical engineer at Jacobs where I work on environmental remediation and remedial process optimization. I regularly conduct quantitative statistical analysis, including censored data analysis, machine learning, predictive modeling, geospatial analysis, and multivariate analysis.

My interest is in developing open-source tools that enable users to monitor treatment system parameters to benchmark and gauge system performance, and to assess groundwater plume dynamics to support optimization of groundwater monitoring well networks.

I have a B.S in Metallurgical Engineering and a PhD in Chemical Engineering. I worked in the mining industry before moving into environmental engineering in 1992. After a brief excursion with python, I have been working in the R programming environment since 2005. I have developed several data analytics tools and authored over 30 factsheets that provide detailed discussions of various data analysis methods to help communicate and foster advanced data analytics.

I live in Salt Lake City, UT, with my wife and granddaughter, and our dog Tucker.

This blog is built with blogdown and Hugo, and deployed using Netlify. My blog posts are released under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.


Chales Holbert

Chemical Engineer & Data Scientist