Xin (Cindy) Chen

Hi, I'm a Data Science Fellow at the Insight Data Science Program. I'm finishing my PhD at Purdue University, while searching for a career in the Data Science world.

I was also a Data Science Fellow in the Eric & Wendy Schmidt "Data Science for Social Good" Summer Fellowship.

My research blends Social Media and MOOC Data Mining and Visualization, Web Development, and User Experience Research & Design.

I have a BS in Electrical Engineering.


My unique experiences of working in an interdisciplinary area and team taught me how to

  • Learn new things fast

  • Produce high-quality work under pressure and ambiguously defined requirements

  • Communicate and collaborate with people from diverse disciplinary and cultural backgrounds

  • Make great presentation slides

A Bit About Me

I love to observe, listen, reflect, and learn from people and things around.

I have a keen eye for details, and a very analytical mind with care and patience.

Observer, Thinker, Learner