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Celebrating the Class of 2020

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Ziyu Song

BS in Data Science with a concentration in Political science; Minor in Legal Studies and Statistics; Cluster in Introduction to French Language and Culture


Hometown: Taiyuan, Shanxi, China

Capstone Project: URMC: Networking Rhythm Badge Analysis with Tianyou Xiao, Haizhu Yang, Yumeng Xi

Events: Grace Hopper Celebration 2018 & 2019

Awards: Discover Grant 2019

Teaching Assistant for: CSC 171, Professor Thaddeus E. Pawlicki (Workshop Super Leader)

CSC 172, Dr. Tamal Tanu Biswas, Professor Eustrat Zhupa (Workshop Super Leader)

CSC 240, Professor Thaddeus E. Pawlicki

DSC 265, Professor Anthony Almudevar

PSC 205, Professor Curtis S. Signo

Research: Machine Learning for the Prediction of Molecular Properties, Dr. Brendan Mort

Internship(s): Data Analyst Intern, JD.com, Beijing China, 2018

Other Highlights: Greek Life: Kappa Alpha Theta; Clubs: UR Mock Trial, Team Captain

Undergraduate Data Science Council, Vice President; Campus Jobs: Technical Assistant, CIRC (Summer 2019), First-Year Fellow (2018-2019)

Future Plans: Academia: Cornell Tech at Cornell University, in NYC, Dual Master of Science Degrees with a Concentration in Health Tech

LinkedIn Profile: https://www.linkedin.com/in/ziyusong/

Memory of Rochester: (1) When I first received my admission offer from the University of Rochester, (2) My summer research with Dr. Brendan Mort in 2019, (3) Being the Workshop Super Leader for CSC 171 and CSC 172, and (4) All my four-year memory in UR Mock Trial

Message to Family and Friends: Thanks to my parents and my family for supporting me all the time in college and in my life. Thanks to all my professors for all the wonderful classes I took in college. Thanks to my friends for adding truckloads of joy and happiness in my life.