Students

 

 

Hanh Bui (hbui@umich.eduMs. Bui graduated with a Bachelor of Art’s degree in English from Hanoi University of Foreign Studies in Vietnam. She also received a Master of Art’s degree in Educational Studies at the University of Michigan. She is currently working as an Information Resource Specialist at the University of Michigan. Han is studying the social science emphasis of the program.

Anne Chang photo Hsin-Wen (Anne) Chang (hsinwenc@umich.edu) Ms. Chang is a second year MS in Information & a first year MS in Survey and Data Science student.  Her research interest are Human-Computer Interaction, User Experience Research, Survey Methodology.  Anne  is  an UX Research Fellow at the University of Michigan Center for Academic Innovation.
Chia Wen Cheng photo Chia Wen Cheng (cwcheng@umich.edu) Ms. Cheng is a first year student at MPSDS.  She is interested in interdisciplinary research. As a non-traditional student, Ms. Cheng recognize the importance of creating involved and accessible dialogue among various groups. Currently, she is running workshops to raise public awareness of social justice and DEI across campus. She is also focus on advanced technology and emerging science and technology policy. She hopes to examine how representative multineural are in the survey data collection process, evaluate the results of public policy programs, and drive them toward DEI goals.
Carlos Cristiano photo Carlos Cristiano (ccristbo@umich.edu) Mr. Cristiano is a first year Survey and Data Science student.  His research interest is in statistics with emphasis on sampling and machine learning. He also has skills in computer science, and survey analysis.
Aulia Dini photo Aulia Dini  (aulia@umich.edu Ms Dini received her Bachelor of Applied Statistics from the Institute of Statistics Jakarta. Before joining the MPSDS program, she worked at BPS-Statistics Indonesia for six years. Ms. Dini has experience working with agricultural surveys and Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) indicators.
Curtiss Engstorm (cwengstr@umich.edu) Mr. Engstrom received his Master's Survey and Data Science at the University of Michigan and Bachelor's of Science at the University of Wisconsin in Sociology and Political Science. He has worked on various research projects over the last 5 years at the University of Wisconsin Survey Center, RTI International, the University of Michigan School of Nursing, and the National Science Foundation. His ongoing work focuses on measurement methods of sexual and gender minorities in health research, dependent interviewing techniques, and measurement differences between agree/disagree and item-specific question wording. He will be studying the social science emphasis in the Michigan Program in Survey and Data Science PhD Program. 
Nour Fakhoury (fakhourn@umich.edu) Ms. Fakhoury received a master’s degree in sociology from Eastern Michigan University and her bachelor’s degree from the University of Illinois Chicago, where she discovered her passion for research. Social research provides ways to understand different populations, communities and disparities, help shape policy, and develop appropriate services. She is eager to continue her education and learn the best research practices that need to be considered when conducting research, from phases of subject recruitment to data analysis.
Sara Finnbogadottir photo Sara Finnbogadottir (sarafinn@umich.edu Ms. Finnbogadottir is a first-year student pursuing an MS degree in Survey and Data Science. She graduated with a Bachelor's degree in Political Science from the University of Iceland (UI). As an undergraduate, she worked as a teaching assistant in the department of Political Science at UI (courses focused on practical statistics, questionnaires, data analysis, and inferences) and as a research assistant for the Icelandic National Election Study (ICENES). Ms. Finnbogadottir has done research on the socialization effect of mock elections on the electoral participation and democratic awareness of high school students in Iceland. She is also the secretary to the board of the Nordic Political Science Association (NoPSA).

Micha Fischer (michaf@umich.eduMr. Fischer graduated with his Master’s degree in Statistics at the Ludwig-Maximilian University Muchen in Munich, Germany.  He worked as a consultant to the Chair of Special Education at the Ludwig-Maximilian University in conducting national and international surveys prior to joining the Michigan Program in Survey and Data Science.  As a PhD student, Micha is studying the statistical emphasis of the program. 

Michael (Mike) Glasper (mglasp@umich.eduMichael is a recent  graduate of Morehouse College who majored in Sociology.  From Beaumont,TX, Michael is a member of Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society along with Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Incorporated. Research, machine learning  and data science are his fields of interest, where he aspires to be a Quantitative analyst.  Currently, Michael is serving an a research associate intern for American Institute for Research.
Mekenna Harrison (mharrsn@umich.eduMs Harrison received a Bachelor's degree in Statistics from the University of California - Davis. At UC Davis she became interested in the intersection between statistics, data science, and the social sciences after working with the research cluster, Hack4CA, on a project related to affordable housing in California. She also worked as a student assistant for the UC Davis Institute of Transportation Studies, researching rideshare and EV carshare pilot programs in the San Joaquin Valley.
Nia Holland photo Nia Holland (nhollan@umich.eduMs. Holland received my Bachelor's degree in Psychology from Spelman College in Atlanta, Georgia, where she participated in the NIH-NIGMS Research Training Initiative for Student Enhancement (RISE) Program, assisting in research on HIV/AIDS prevention. During her undergraduate tenure, she also studied abroad at the University of Ghana in Accra, Ghana. Prior to pursuing a Ph.D., Ms. Holland obtained a Master's of Public Health in Health Behavior and Health Education from The University of Michigan School of Public Health. She is also a member of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Incorporated.
Ruiling (Kiri) Kang (kangrl@umich.eduMs. Kang is a first-year student pursuing an MS degree in Survey and Data Science. Prior to starting MPSDS Ms. Kang received his Bachelor degree in Engineering of electronic commerce in Beijing . Her research interests lie in combining data science with other academic fields, such as business or society
Sihle Khanyile photo Sihle Khanyile (sihlek@umich.edu Mr. Khanyile is a first year Student in the MS Survey and Data Science Program (Data Science Emphasis), his junior degree was in applied math and statistics including a Post graduate Diploma in Complex Data Analysis for Development. Prior to Joining the Program Mr. Khanyile worked for over 10 years as a research statistician at Statistics South Africa. In 2020 he was a recipient of the Leslie Kish scholarship for the Sampling Program for Survey Statisticians.
Liqi Hu (ikehu@umich.eduMr. Hu earned his Bachelor of Arts degree from University of North Carolina at Greensboro, majoring in sociology. Prior to coming to Michigan, Mr. Hu took an internship in CBR Market Research, a local market research firm in Shanghai, where he learned the basics of applying survey methods and data analysis to real-life situations. He is currently studying the social science track in the Michigan Program in Survey and Data Science.

Mao Li (maolee@umich.eduMr. Li received his Bachelor’s degree in Political Science from Nanjing University in China, including a one-semester exchange program at National Taiwan University. He worked as an undergraduate research fellow at the Institute of Advanced Studies in Humanities and Social Sciences (IAS) and as a teaching assistant at a summer school program in Nanjing University.  As a Master’s student, Mr. Li will be studying the social science track of the program.

Anqi Liu (anqiliu@umich.eduMs. Liu received her Bachelors of Arts degree in communication from Zhejiang University in China. As a master student, she will be studying the social science emphasis of the MPSDS program.
Yuyao Liu photo Yuyao (Amber) Liu (liuyuyao@umich.edu Ms. Liu is a first year student in the Master of Survey and Data Science program.  She graduated from University of Connecticut with a Bachelor's degree in Psychology.   Her research interest include a variety of research methods to study and propose social problems, especially the issues about prejudice and stereotyping. Also, how the experiences of discrimination affect one's self-identity.
Yongchao Ma photo Yongchao Ma (ytma@umich.edu)  Mr. Ma is a first year Ph.D. student at MPSDS.  He received his  B.A. in Sociology from China, and his  M.A. in Criminology and Criminal Justice from the University of Macau, including a one-semester exchange program at Linköping University in Sweden, and a research M.Sc. in Methodology and Statistics from Utrecht University in the Netherlands. Before joining the MPSDS, Mr. Ma worked as an intern at Statistics Netherlands developing a methodology to optimize adaptive survey design and as a research engineer at Utrecht University developing a graphical user interface for an open source AI-based research
Noah Marcotte photo Noah Marcotte (nrmarc@umich.edu Mr. Marcotte is a first year MS student at MPSDS.   He attended University of Michigan and received a degree in Political Science with Honors in Middle East Studies and a Minor in American Culture, B.A.  His research interest are in public opinion and religion.
Stephanie Morales (stephmo@umich.eduMs. Morales graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and a Master’s degree in Sociology from the University of Texas at El Paso. Currently, Ms. Morales is pursuing her Ph.D. in the Michigan Program in Survey and Data Science where she focuses on cross-cultural survey methods and data collection among minorities and other underrepresented groups. 
 

Mark Nathin (mnathin@umich.edu) Mr. Nathin graduated with a Bachelor's degree in Statistics and Psychology at Amherst College. Mark will be working as a Graduate Student Research Assistant in the Survey Research Operations unit of University of Michigan's Institute for Social Research. He will be studying the social science emphasis in the Michigan Program in Survey and Data Science.

Aaron Nesbitt (anesb@umich.eduMr. Nesbitt graduated with Bachelor's degrees in Mathematics and Government & Politics from the University of Maryland - College Park. Aaron works as a Research Assistant under the supervision of Dr. Sunghee Lee. He will be studying the social science emphasis in the Michigan Program in Survey and Data Science.
Longrong Pan photo Longrong Pan (lrpan@umich.edu)  Ms. Pan is a first year student in the Master of Survey and Data Science program.  She received her  B.Sc. degree in Statistics from Beijing Jiaotong University and a B.A. degree in Journalism from Communication University of China.   Currently she is a research assistant working with Professor Philippa Clarke in the Social Environment and Health Program of the Institute for Social Research. The work focuses on the National Neighborhood Data Archive to build connections between neighborhoods and health.
Junhui (Hui) Qian (qjunhui@umich.edu) Ms. Qian received a Bachelor of Arts in Finance from the Beijing Technology and Business University. Her interests include quantitative methods, both scientific survey methodology, as well as advanced data analytical techniques. The program combines knowledge from sociology, statistics, and data science, which is essential for her future career. Upon graduating from the program, she plans to become a consultant at analytics and advisory firms.
Wenqing Qian (wqqian@umich.edu) Ms. Qian received her Bachelor's degree in statistics from Fudan University, Shanghai.  She is interested in topics like how digital trace data can facilitate social and demographic research and what statistical techniques might be applied to reduce the bias in such data.  Ms. Qian is a new member of the life history group in the Health and Retirement Study (HRS). She is also working as a guest researcher of the Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research (MPIDR) on a project about the user structure of a social media platform and its comparison with general population.
Timothy Raxworthy photo Timothy Raxworthy (raxworth@umich.edu)  Mr. Raxworthy is a first year student in the Master of Science in Survey and Data Science program.  He received a bachelor degree in Economics from Hampshire College.  His research interest are methods for data collection and cross national survey research, Social & Economic Research in Madagascar and Mental Health surveys in the United States, mental health treatment service evaluation.
Nicolas Rodriguez (nrod@umich.eduMr. Rodríguez graduated with a Bachelor’s degree and a Master’s degree in Sociology at the Universidad Catolica in Santiago, Chile. He is interested in the data collection of nationally representative surveys. As a PhD student, Nicolás will be studying the social science emphasis of the program.
Htay-Wah Saw (htaywah@umich.edu) Mr. Saw is a doctoral student at the Michigan Program in Survey and Data Science (MPSDA). His current research focuses on examining sources of measurement errors associated with use of wearable electronic devices to collect information in various settings, and on designing innovative questionnaires to uncover response scale biases inherent in self-report data.
 Huaman Sun (hmsun@umich.edu) Ms. Sun received her undergraduate degree in Sociology, School of Sociology and Population Studies, from the Renmin University of China. Her interests include the rapid development of science and how these social transitions affect people physically and cognitively, pushing them to change. It is her goal to conduct quantitative research and pursue a career in studying to what extent and how these social transitions affect people’s attitudes and behaviors.

Deji Suolang (dsuolang@umich.eduMs. Suolang received a Master of Science degree in Survey and Data Science from the University of Michigan and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology from Nanjing University including one-year study at Utrecht University. She has worked at Johns Hopkins Medicine where she conducted web survey design and statistical analysis for survey/administrative data for a series of NIH-funded projects investigating racial disparities in stroke care and outcome. As a PhD student, her current research interests include the use of new technologies for data collection, adaptive survey design, the mix of survey data and big data, as well as the modeling of survey errors.

Ilmul Jahan Tani  (ilmul@umich.edu) Ms. Tani received her Bachelor of Science from North South University, Bangladesh. Her research interests, borne out of her responsibilities at Associates for Community and Population Research, are survey management, computer-assisted data collection through tablets and smartphones, and data processing and management. Her career goal is to design and conduct large scale surveys to address public health issues.

Jiangxue Wang (jaxuwang@umich.eduMs. Wang recently graduated with a master's degree in interdisciplinary information studies from the University of Tokyo, where she served as a Japan Society for the Promotion of Science(JSPS) fellow, researching online political movements, internet addiction, and mental health rehab in Asian societies. Ms. WANG also holds a bachelor's degree in economics. As a master's student, she will be studying the social science emphasis in the Michigan Program in Survey and Data Science.
Xinran (Ruby) Wang (xinrw@umich.eduMs. Wang graduated with her Bachelor's degree in Sociology from the University of Macau. As a Master student, Xinran will be studying the social science emphasis in the Michigan Program in Survey and Data Science.
Zhuoyu Wang photo Zhuoyu Wang (zhuoyuwa@umich.edu)  Ms. Wang is a first year student in the Master of Science in Survey and Data Science program.  She received her Bachelor's degree in Sociology at Zhejiang University.   Ms. Wang's research interest are in social media for social research.  She is currently employed at HRS (the Health and Retirement Study) as a research assistant.
Weining (Winnie) Xu (wnxxx@umich.eduMs. Xu received her Bachelors of Science degree in Mathematics and Economics at University of California, San Diego. She also received her Master of Science degree in Computational Finance and Risk Management at University of Washington. Ms. Xu most recently worked as a Data Science Intern for a Fintech startup in Seattle. She will be pursuing her second Masters in Survey and Data Science in the Data Science track. 
Jiazhi Yang (jiazhi@umich.edu) Mr. Yang received his undergraduate degree from the University of Wisconsin, Madison where he joined the Concentration in Analysis and Research program for sociology. His interests include the influence of social media and how it can be utilized for research purposes. Jiazhi Yang’s professional goal is to pursue an academic career with a degree that renders more people becoming aware of the social issues and engage in social justice actions.
Yu Yang (yuyangnb@umich.eduMs. Yu received her Bachelor of Sociology degree from the University of Macau in China. As a master student, she will focus on the social science track in the Michigan Program in Survey and Data Science. 
Zhaoyu Yao photo Zhaoyu (Cecilia) Yao (zhaoyuy@umich.edu)  Ms. Yao received her Bachelor's degree in Sociology from University of Macau. She is interested in social media data mining and has conducted research related to discrimination and hate crimes in Chinese-speaking world amid COVID-19 pandemic. And Ms. Yao wants to explore more about cognitive interviews and interviewer effects to improve the data quality.

Wenshan (Phoebe) Yu (yuwens@umich.eduMs. Yu received her Bachelors of Arts degree in Korean and minored in Psychology at Peking University in Beijing, China.  Wenshan most recently worked as a Research Assistant for Center for Social Research at Peking University.  Ms. Yu graduated from the Michigan Program in Survey Methodology MS program in Spring 2019 and is now continuing her her studies in the MPSDS doctoral program in the Michigan Program in Survey and Data Science. 

Shiyu Zhang (zsy@umich.eduMs. Zhang recently graduated with her MA degree in social science at the University of Chicago. Shiyu also comes to the program with a MA in human migration study at Utrecht University and a MS in data science at Tilburg University, as well as a bachelor’s degree in psychology at the Chinese University of Hong Kong.  

Xinyu Zhang (zhxinyu@umich.eduMr. Zhang graduated with a Master’s degree in Survey Methodology from the University of Michigan. Xinyu most recently worked as a research assistant in the Health and Retirement Study at the University of Michigan. As a PhD student, Mr. Zhang will be studying the statistical emphasis in the Program in Survey Methodology.

 
Chendi Zhao (zhaocd@umich.edu Ms.Zhao is a Research Assistant and first-year Ph.D. student in the Program in Survey and Data Science. She received a Bachelor degree in Sociology from Beijing Normal University in China. As a Master student, Chendi and studied the social science emphasis of the program.  
Mingqian Zheng photo Mingqian (Elisa) Zheng (elisazmq@umich.edu) Ms. Zheng is a first-year student in the MS Survey and Data Science program with an emphasis on Data Science. She graduated with bachelor's degrees in Mathematics and Data Science (Computer Science concentration) from New York University Shanghai.  Her research interest is in computational social science, especially the underlying discrimination and bias in quantitative analysis.  
 

Chuzhu (Michelle) Zhong (chuzhuz@umich.edu) Ms. Zhong graduated from Kenyon College with the Bachelor's degree of Sociology. With passions on promoting equality and justice worldwide, Michelle is interested in data collection among minorities. Michelle is now a Survey and Data Science program student focusing on social science track. In addition, she currently works for the Center of Academic Innovation as a Data Science fellow.

 
Dongqiang Zhou photo Dongqiang (Joe) Zhou (zdqyyds@umich.edu Mr. Zhou is a first year graduate student pursuing a MS in Survey and Data Science. He graduated from the University of Minnesota with an undergraduate degree in Sociology. He studied qualitative surveys in statistics during his undergraduate years.   Mr. Zhou also worked on quantitative surveys based on data from the Minnesota Population Center.