Zhiwei Dong
First Name: Zhiwei (Calvin)
Last Name: Dong
Graduation Year: 2021
Country: China
Education: Beijing Institute of Technology


I worked in pharmaceutical data science industry for three years. I really found it is the time to learn data science systematically. The courses of Duke MIDS are just what I need. By the way, I love the weather in NC!

What excites you about data science?

In IQVIA, we provide data services for hospitals and clinics. Our data analysis models help those hospitals promote their services for patients. I truly believe data science is helping people with better, easier and more accurate medical/healthcare services in this era. This always excites me!

What research area are you most interested in?

I'm interested in medical and health care area, but I'm open to other areas inter-disciplined with data science.

What do you like to do in your free time?

I was a professional badminton player but recently I'm a gym animal!

What is one interesting fact about you?

I changed my directions several times (Bioengineering in undergraduate study, Biostatistics in Master study, and pharmaceutical data science for three years working). Now I find what I want --- Data Science. I believe right things never come late.