Chief Data Scientist
M.S. Data Science, University of Virginia, 2016
Yifeng Song is the Chief Data Scientist of Nudge4 Solutions Lab. In his current role, Yifeng is primarily responsible for building and testing predictive modeling and machine learning algorithms that provide insights into how targeted intervention strategies can be designed in order to improve the academic and employment outcomes of students. His work also involves assembling and maintaining a variety of large panel data sets from public websites and administrative records using web scraping & crawling techniques. Yifeng earned a Master’s degree in Data Science from University of Virginia in 2016. Prior to joining the Lab, he worked for the UVA Department of Engineering Systems and Environment as a Lab Research Specialist, being involved in a few research projects related to predictive modeling in Healthcare.