Yiran (Becky) Chen
First Name: Yiran (Becky)
Last Name: Chen
Graduation Year: 2021
Country: China
Education: City University of Hong Kong, McGill University


It is a field immersed with countless possibilities and promising employment prospects. I especially love the fact that during interdisciplinary collaborations, which MIDS uniquely has, there are lots of interesting ways to play with the data from various perspectives. 

What excites you about data science?

I am especially excited to be exposed to new projects, new fields, interacting with new collaborators with different expertise, understanding how each step works and better position what message and how to convey. Using a collection of tools, there is never only one correct answer in data science!

What research area are you most interested in?

I am interested in energy analytics, such as building efficiency and clean energy planning at scale. I’m also very interested in data science applications in healthcare and medical systems.

What do you like to do in your free time?

I like watching anime, manga, Netflix, suspense movies, and sometimes musicals. I also like sports especially swimming, badminton and ping-pong.

What is one interesting fact about you?

I have a skill of climbing downstairs really fast by jumping two steps at a time. This was trained during my secondary school years in order to reach canteen as soon as possible when the lunch bell rang.