Meet Ruoyu! He will graduate with his MSDS in 2021.

Pronouns: he, him

Q: Where is your hometown?

A: Yangquan, Shanxi, China

Q: What was your undergraduate degree (major), school, and year of graduation? 

A: BS in Geography and meteorology, Virginia Tech, Class of 2016

Q: Any post graduate degrees?

A: MS in Geography, Virginia Tech (2016 to 2018); Ph.D in Environmental Sciences, UVA (2018 to 2023)

Q: If you worked full-time until recently, or are working now, please share your most recent/current employer and title?

A:  N/A

Q: What are you particularly interested in learning about data science?

A: Environmental data analysis, model building and prediction

Q: How do you hope to use data science in a future career?

A: Prediction of hydrological hazards

Q: What is a fun fact about yourself?

A: During self quarantine at home recently, I start to grow tomato, eggplant, and green onion in my backyard first time in my life!