Cheng Cheng

Cheng is a senior majoring in Econ/Math and Computer Science. She plans to pursue a Ph.D. in a field related to statistics or computer science in hopes of becoming a data scientist.  Last year she competed in the 2017 Datafest her team won the award for “Best Use of Statistical Models”. This summer she worked as a research assistant in the IDM lab on Message Passing and Valued Constraint Satisfaction Problems. Her current interests include game theory, AI, algorithms and machine learning. She hopes that ASC will help members realize their interest in data science and progress in their career.

IMG_9755Chelsea Lee

Chelsea is a junior majoring in Applied and Computational Mathematics and will be pursuing her Master’s in Biostatistics at the Keck School of Medicine of USC. During her time at ASC, she developed a strong interest in data science, particularly in using Big Data to uncover insights in healthcare. In spring 2017, she competed at DataFest on a team with fellow ASC Co-President Cheng Cheng and won the award for “Best Use of Statistical Models”. Currently, she is a research assistant at the Children’s Data Network where she works on a project analyzing children with emotional/behavioral health conditions using statewide Medi-Cal records. This year, Chelsea hopes to not only help ASC members become successful data scientists/analysts, but to encourage fellow members to look into the potential of using Big Data in health or social science!


Gavin Michaels
Senior VP

Gavin is a junior at the University of Southern California studying Industrial Systems Engineering and Computer Science. His interests include the influence on advanced data analysis in sports and politics. He has worked in Dornsife’s SPEC Lab, focusing on Arctic power projections, since Spring 2016.

20907069_1430361733707846_1859661172_oStephanie Li
VP of Finance

Stephanie is a junior majoring in Industrial and Systems Engineering and minoring in Business Finance. She is interested in applying data analytics to finance and supply chain management.


IMG_9736Grace Xu
VP of Internal Affairs

Grace is a sophomore majoring in Business Administration and double minoring in Applied Analytics and Statistics. She is a team lead research assistant in the Security and Political Economy Laboratory on campus and last summer interned as a data analyst at a large digital media company. Since her freshman year, she has competed in and won 3 data science competitions, including American Statistical Association’s Datafest, and the USC Marshall Data Analytics Competition.

IMG_9759Taylor Dufour
VP of External Affairs

Taylor is a sophomore majoring in Economics/Mathematics with a minor in Computer Science.  She is a co-lead research assistant at the USC Security and Political Economy Lab on campus.  There she uses Python to data mine Twitter for military actions in the South China Sea.   Last year Taylor and her case competition team placed in the SpectrumSC Diversity Case Competition and the Marshall Freshman Case Competition.  She is interested in a career in management consulting.


Anthony Ramos
Director of Technical Events

Anthony Ramos is a junior studying Pure Mathematics and Computer Science and hopes to pursue a Masters in Computer Science at USC. He was a research assistant in the Networked Democracy Lab where he worked on web scraping news articles for a study on news consumption in the US and Germany. This semester, he hopes to make workshops as fun, engaging, and informative as possible.


Nadine Apilado
Officer of External Affairs

Nadine is a senior, major in Economics and Philosophy. She is currently working at Schaeffer Center for Health Policy and Economics as a data core intern who organizes, updates, and maintains the center’s data holdings. She is interested in developing her analytical skills to produce economic research and to help inform public policy and decision-making.


Yvonne Zhu
Officer of Internal Affairs

Yvonne is a sophomore majoring in Applied Mathematics, with a minor in Business Finance. Last summer, she interned at a company in the automobile industry and learned about machine learning through Coursera. Yvonne would like to work in the field of data science with a combination of consulting. She is thrilled to meet new members of ASC.


Therese Hope Ong
Officer of Membership

Therese is a sophomore majoring in Business Administration with a minor in Applied Analytics. Last summer, she interned in a low cost carrier airline in the Philippines. She is interested in both Finance and Data Analytics and hopes to pursue a career that involves the intersection of both. She is very excited to meet and learn with the ASC members of Spring 2018!

IMG_9822Grace Yu
Officer of Graphic Design

Grace is a freshman in USC’s World Bachelor’s in Business Program, with a minor in statistics. She has a background in design and marketing, but is also interested in the growing world of data analytics. Grace is excited to travel the world and share her journey with others through her work.