Daniel Chen, Postdoctoral Research and Teaching Fellow, MDS Vancouver

Daniel Chen

"The MDS faculty puts a tremendous amount of effort on the education and pedagogy of learning real-world data science skills. The courses are constantly adapting to new tools and gives the opportunity to practice the skills used in the workplace. During the capstone project, each learner consolidates all the skills into a specific domain in a collaborative team environment."

Daniel received their Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Behavioral Neuroscience from Macaulay Honors College at CUNY Hunter College and their Master of Public Health in Epidemiology from Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health.  Their PhD work was on data science education in the biomedical sciences from Virginia Tech where they looked at the process of creating and assessing the effectiveness of domain-specific data science materials with learner personas. They have also been involved with The Carpentries since 2014 where has has been an instructor, instructor trainer, and community maintainer lead. Daniel is a Data Science Educator at RStudio, PBC and joined the MDS faculty in March of 2022.

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