2022 spring student marshal: Yichen Shi


UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Yichen Shi has been named the spring 2022 student marshal for data sciences.  

Shi will receive her bachelor of science in data sciences with a minor in statistics. A 2017 graduate of Shanghai Foreign Language School in Shanghai, China, Shi made the dean’s list every semester. She was a member of the Association of Women in Computing and the Karate Club, and she performed in the Asian Music Club.  

As a data analyst intern for WAYZ Intelligent Technology Co. in Shanghai, Shi used data analytics to develop business insights for the company. She also optimized user experience of the website and helped build a big-data platform as a product intern for the same company. As a strategy intern for the World Artificial Intelligence Conference, Shi helped plan and prepare materials for the artificial intelligence summit. Shi also worked as a digital government intern for SAP in China, where she supported the digital government mission.  

Shi participated in several projects for her classwork, including making predictions for March Madness using historical datasets and analytics, predicting Reddit post origins and performing house price analyses using regression models.   

After graduation, Shi will attend graduate school in data science. 


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