Jingjing Shi
First Name: Jingjing
Last Name: Shi
Graduation Year: 2021
Country: China
Education: Nanjing University


Data science is a subject that requires various knowledge backgrounds, from basic mathematics to statistics to coding. MIDS will train us in all these different fields. People with different background are attracted to MIDS, which makes a diverse group of students.

What excites you about data science?

Data science can turn massive data into predictable models and can be a tool to help us in everyday life.

What research area are you most interested in?

I studied chemistry for almost 10 years and want to incorporate my chemistry knowledge into data science study. My first thought of applying data science to chemistry is to build a database of popular chemicals. 

What do you like to do in your free time?

I enjoy playing video games in my free time. Captain Toad (the little mushroom in Mario brothers) is my favorite one.

What is one interesting fact about you?

I like collecting plush toys, I have about 60 plush toys in my apartment including a Pikachu, a Squirtle, and a 93-inch teddy bear.