We are happy to announce that four new postdocs will join CIERA in the Fall of 2015. Ben Nelson will be the first Data Science Scholar at Northwestern, as part of a new University-wide Data Science initiative, overseen by the Northwestern Institute of Complex Systems (NICO); his background is in exoplanets research, and he will be based in CIERA. Chris Pankow, now a Research Associate at the University of Wisconson–Milwaukee, will join CIERA as a Postdoctoral Associate; Chris will join Professor Kalogera’s group, contributing his expertise in a wide range of methods for gravitational-wave signal searches from both burst and binary coalescence events. Alex Richings, now finishing up his graduate studies at Leiden Observatory, will join CIERA as the Lindheimer Fellow; Alex will work with Claude-André Faucher-Giguère’s group on simulations of galaxy formation and evolution. Finally, Laura Sampson, who is currently a Postdoc at Montana State University, will join Professor Kalogera’s LIGO group as a Postdoctoral Fellow; Laura is an expert in Bayesian statistics, parameter estimation and model selection for gravitational-wave sources in connection to both interferometric detectors and pulsar-timing arrays.