Renzhe Yu is currently on a Data Science for Social Good (DSSG) Summer Fellowship, which is a collaboration between the University of Chicago, the University of Warwick, and the Alan Turing Institute in the United Kingdom.
The DSSG trains aspiring data scientists to work on data-intensive projects with high social impact. Working closely with governments and nonprofits, fellows take on real-world problems in education, health, energy, public safety, transportation, economic development, international development, and more. For three months they learn, hone, and apply their data science, analytical, and coding skills, collaborate in a fast-paced atmosphere, and learn from mentors coming from industry and academia. There are 40 fellows this year selected from over 750 applications from all over the world.
Renzhe is a third year PhD in Education student specializing in Language, Literacy, and Technology. His research interests include learning analytics, learning sciences, instructional design, technology and education, and computational modeling. He is advised by Professor Mark Warschauer.