Chris Chaplin, PhD

Data Engineer

Chris works with Foresite Capital’s data team, focusing on data acquisition, data analysis, and data modeling.

Prior to joining Foresite Capital, Chris held a fellowship at the Insight Data Engineering program in Silicon Valley. Before that, Chris was completing his PhD in mechanical engineering at UC Berkeley. His research was in the numerical algorithm and software development space of high-performance computing. Specifically, he was working on high-resolution and adaptive numerical methods for simulating gas dynamics and combustion.


  • PhD in mechanical engineering from UC Berkeley with a designated emphasis in computational and data science and engineering
  • Insight Data Engineering alumnus
  • More than 5 years of experience working on high-performance algorithms and software for problems of scientific and engineering interest