Michael Payne has been promoted to Lead Data Engineer on the Tickets Data Engineering team at Cirium. Michael will continue to be a contributor on the team but will take on additional responsibilities in people management and team organization. Michael holds a B.S. in Computer Science from the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff, an M.S. in Computer Science from North Carolina A&T University. He was recruited into the Ph.D. program in Computer Science at Clemson in 2013, where he worked under the direction of Dr. Amy Apon.