Students

 

 

Abdelaziz Adawe

Abdelaziz Adawe (aadawe@umich.edu

Mr. Adawe received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology from Michigan State University. Abdelaziz currently works as a Survey Specialist Associate at the University of Michigan Survey Research Center on the Health and Retirement Study.  Abdelaziz will be studying the social science emphasis of the Survey Methodology Program.

Fernanda Alvarado Leiton

Fernanda Alvarado Leiton (mleiton@umich.edu)

Ms. Alvarado-Leiton graduated with a Bachelor’s degree and a Master’s degree in Statistics at the Unversidad de Costa Rica in San Jose, Costa Rica.  Most recently Ms. Alvarado-Leiton worked as a researcher at the Central American Population Center and the Statistics department in the University of Costa Rica.  As a PhD student, Fernanda will be studying the social science emphasis of the program.

 

Hanh Bui (hbui@umich.edu)

Ms. Bui graduated with a Bachelor of Art’s degree in English from Hanoi University of Foreign Studies in Vietnam. She also received a Master of Art’s degree in Educational Studies at the University of Michigan. She is currently working as an Information Resource Specialist at the University of Michigan. Han will be studying the social science emphasis of the program.

 

Chen Chen (fracchen@umich.edu)

Mr. Chen received his Bachelor of Law degree in Sociology at Peking University in Beijing, China.  Chen most recently worked as an Intern at the China Family Panel Studies in the Institute of Social Science Survey in Beijing, China.  Chen will be studying the statistical emphasis of the program.

Micha Fischer (michaf@umich.edu)

Mr. Fischer recently graduated with his Master’s degree in Statistics at the Ludwig-Maximilian University Muchen in Munich, Germany.  His recent job was as a consultant to the Chair of Special Education at the Ludwig-Maximilian University in conducting national and international surveys.  As a PhD student, Micha will be studying the statistical emphasis of the program. 

Lakhpreet Gill (lakhgill@umich.edu)

Ms. Gill received her Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial and Labor Relations from Cornell University and her Master of Arts in Sociology from Stanford University.  For the past 6 years, she has worked in health policy research with a variety of data sources, including the Health and Retirement Study. Ms. Gill will be pursuing the data science emphasis at the Survey Methodology Program, while continuing her work at Mathematica Policy Research. She will also be working on a research project using Health and Retirement Study survey, Medicare claims, and genetics data under Drs. Jennifer Smith, Jessica Faul and Alison Mondul. Outside of school and work, she enjoys yoga, salsa dancing and spending time with friends.

Jingwei Hu (jingwei@umich.edu)

Ms. Hu graduated with a Bachelor of Law degree in Political Science and Government at Peking University in Beijing, China.  Most recently Ms. Hu worked as a Research Assistant at NCHS in Hyattsville, MD.  As a PhD student, Jinwei will be studying the social science emphasis of the program.

Kaan Cem Ketenci (ketenci@umich.edu)

Mr. Ketenci graduated with a Master’s of Science degree in Statistics from the University of Warwick in the United Kingdom.  Kaan Cem most recently worked as a teaching assistant at TUBITAK; the Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey. Kaan Cem will be studying the statistical emphasis in the Program in Survey Methodology.

Kallan Larsen (kallanml@umich.edu)

Ms. Larsen recently graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology from the University of Michigan.  Kallan most recently worked as a Research Assistant in the Health and Retirement study here at the University of Michigan.  Ms. Larsen will be studying the social science emphasis in the Program in Survey Methodology.

Ang Li (liangla@umich.edu) Ms. Li received her Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology at Fudan University in China.  She most recently worked as a Quantitative Analyst as an intern at Millward Brown in Shanghai, China.  Ms. Li will be studying the data science track of the program.

 

 

Lingxi Li (lingxil@umich.edu)

Ms. Li recently graduated with a Bachelor of Management degree from Jilin University in Changchun, China.  Lingxi most recently worked as an Assistant at the China Construction Bank in Shenyang, China.  Lingxi will be studying the social science emphasis of the program.

Yixi Li (liyixi@umich.edu)

Ms. Li recently graduated with a Bachelor of Engineering degree at Peking University in Beijing, China. Yixi most recently worked as Business Intelligent Analyst with Beijing Mobike Technology in China. Ms. Li will be studying the statistical emphasis in the Program in Survey Methodology

Ruixuan Li (ruixuanl@umich.edu)

Mr. Li recently graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Economics/Mathematics at Wuhan University in China.  Ruixuan most recently worked as Research Assistant at Illinois Institution of Technology in Chicago, Illinois. Ruixuan will be studying the social science emphasis of the program.

Colleen McClain (camcclai@umich.edu

Ms. McClain recently graduated with her Master’s degree in Survey Methodology from the University of Michigan.  She has worked as a Survey Manager for Survey Sciences Group, LLC (now Soundrocket) specializing in web and mobile survey research, as an operations analyst for NORC at the University of Chicago, and as a research assistant at MPSM.  As a PhD student, Colleen will be studying the social science emphasis of the program.  Her research interests include the use of technology in survey research, cognitive mechanisms of survey response, and identifying correlates of nonresponse in panel studies.  

 

Roberto Melipillan (robmeli@umich.edu graduated with his Master’s degree in Survey Methodology from the University of Michigan.  As a PhD student, Edmundo will be studying the statistical emphasis of the program.

 

Felicitas Mittereder (fmitter@umich.edu)

Ms. Mittereder holds a Bachelor’s degree in Statistics from Ludwig-Maximilian University Munchen, Germany.  Felicitas also earned her Master’s degree in Statistics at Ludwig-Maximilian University Munchen, Germany.  Most recently Felicitas worked as a Research Associate at the Institute Employment Research in Nuremberg, Germany.  As a PhD student, Felicitas will be studying the statistical emphasis of the program.

Rebecca Oh (daraeoh@umich.edu)

Ms. Oh graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics from the University of Michigan.  Rebecca most recently worked as a Legal Evidence Specialist at Hudson Legal Group in Ann Arbor.  She will be studying the social science emphasis in the Program in Survey Methodology.

Ai Rene Ong (aireneo@umich.edu)

Ms. Ong graduated with her Master’s degree in Survey Methodology from the University of Michigan. Ai Rene came to the Michigan Program in Survey Methodology (MPSM) with not only her Bachelor degree but also a number of years of relevant work experiences including work as a Research Executive with Ipsos Healthcare. As a PhD student, Ai Rene will be studying the social science emphasis of the program

Ilse Paniagua (ilsep@umich.edu)

Ms. Paniagua graduated with her Bachelor of Science degree in Policy Analysis and Management at Cornell University in Ithaca, NY in 2016.  Ilse also studied in Paris, France where she focused on economics and data analysis.  Ilse most recently worked at the University of Chicago in the International Projects department as a Research Assistant.  She will be studying the social science emphasis in the Program in Survey Methodology.

 Ali Rafei

Ali Rafei (arafei@umich.edu)

Mr. Rafei recently graduated with his Master’s degree in Survey Methodology from the University of Michigan. Ali came to the Michigan Program in Survey Methodology (MPSM) with not only his Bachelor's degree in Statistics at Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, but also graduated with a Master of Biostatistics from Tehran University of Medical Sciences. For several years, Ali had been working at the Ministry of Health of Iran, providing technical and statistical assistance for the design and analysis of some national health surveys. His research interests mainly concern methods for finite population inference based on non-probability samples with more emphasis on Big Data.

Sharan Sharma (snsharma@umich.edu)

Mr. Sharma is a Ph.D. candidate with research interests in interviewer behavior, interviewer measurement error (with a special interest in falsification), the use of paradata in survey quality control, and the statistical modeling of complex survey data.  Sharan holds a Bachelor’s degree in Physics, a Master’s degree in Management Studies in Marketing (both from University of Mumbai), and a Master’s degree in Applied Statistics from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.  Along with his academic pursuits, he holds the position of Senior Vice President at TAM India, a Kantar-Nielsen joint venture engaged in media research. He has also held positions in sales and business development in his career in the Indian media industry.

Photo of MPSM student Deji Suolong

Deji Suolang (dsuolang@umich.edu)

Ms.Suolang received her Bachelor’s degree in sociology from Nanjing University in China, including a one-semester exchange program at Utrecht University in the Netherlands. She worked as an intern research assistant at the Academy of Social Sciences in Lhasa, Tibet.  As a Master’s student, Ms. Suolang will be studying the social science track of the program

 

Zeping Tao (zepingt@umich.edu)

Mr. Tao graduated with a Bachelor's degree in Philosophy at Fudan University in Shanghai, China. Zeping most recently worked as a data journalist (Intern) at CBNWeekly in Shanghai, China. He will be studying the social science emphasis of the program.

 

Huiying (Yanna) Yan (yanhuier@umich.edu)

Ms. Yan graduated with her Masters degree in Survey Methodology from the University of Michigan.  Most recently Yanna worked as an intern in Survey Methods Group at Westat in Rockville, Maryland.  As a PhD student,  Yanna will be studying the social science emphasis of Survey Methodology.

 Brian Wells

Brian Wells (bmwells@umich.edu)

Mr. Wells holds a bachelor's degree in Statistics from Brigham Young University and a master's degree in Survey Research and Methodology from the University of Nebraska - Lincoln. He has spent much of his career as a research assistant and consultant for various survey institutions and researchers studying sample design and nonresponse. His dissertation focuses on the recurrent consent for and collection of biomeasures in longitudinal surveys.

Wenshan Yu (yuwens@umich.edu)

Ms. Yu received her Bachelors of Arts degree in Korean and minored in Psychology at Peking University in Beijing, China.  Wenshan most recently worked as a Research Assistant for Center for Social Research at Peking University.  Ms. Yu will be studying the social science emphasis of the program.

 
Shiyu Zhang (zsy@umich.edu)

Ms. Zhang recently graduated with her MA degree in social science at the University of Chicago. Shiyu also comes to the program with a MA in human migration study at Utrecht University and a MS in data science at Tilburg University, as well as a bachelor’s degree in psychology at the Chinese University of Hong Kong.

 
 

Alexa Zmich (azmich@umich.edu)

Ms. Zmich graduated with a Bachelor of Art’s degree in Communications/International Relations from Western Michigan University.  Alexa most recently worked as a Student Services Coordinator at Middlebury Institute in Monterey, California. Alexa will be studying the social science emphasis of the program.