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Data Analyst

Boston, Massachusetts, United States
January 20, 2017

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Xinyue (Grace) Shang

513-***-**** 710 commonwealth, Boston, MA 02215


ANALYTICAL TOOLS: R, MS Office, SAS, SQL, STATA, SPSS, Python, MS Visio and Tableau, Qualtrics, Google Analytics CERTIFICATIONS: SAS Advance Programmer, SAS Enterprise Miner in Data Mining PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE


Teaching Fellow –MA113 September 2015-June 2016

• Assisted professor in teaching statistics by presenting five lectures and two tutoring sessions per week, for a class of 130 students.

• Assisted students with study materials and homework and resolved issues and conflicts, and received excellent evaluations. HEALTH INNOVATOR Cambridge, MA

Business &IT Associate November 2016-present

• Inform development and advertising strategies to target digital media users using Google AdWords and Google Analytics.

• Collaborate in an IT team dealing with missing data to optimize clients’ information from social media by web mining in Python.

• Coordinate monthly social events to build and foster an active network among healthcare entrepreneurs, experts and investors. BOSTON UNIVERSITY Boston, MA

Research Data Analyst March 2015-Dec 2016

• Clean and redesign the dataset for analysis purpose, develop descriptive statistics, visualizations and predictive models using R.

• Refined research questions with collaborator, explore best approaches to optimize predictions and assesse the impact of indicators.

• Conduct literature reviews and write manuscripts to present findings from statistical results to technical/ non-technical audiences. WHALEPATH Boston, MA

Market Research Analyst September 2014-June 2015

• Researched and analyzed industrial and market trends and consumer behavior to identify business and product opportunities.

• Identified and assessed business strategies for clients, including competitor benchmark analysis, KPIs and product evaluations.

• Delivered written reports and sustainable improvements regarding clients’ needs to optimize their performance and profitability. MIAMI UNIVERSITY Oxford, OH

Economic Undergraduate Research Assistant January 2013-December 2013

• Collected data and synthesized information by conducting primary research in education/real estate pricing policy study.

• Identified key economics factors and determined associations between exogenous factors by building regression models in SAS.

• Assessed policy strategies and helped organization use data insights to understand target groups and make better policy strategies. SHANGHAI PUDONG DEVELOPMENT BANK Shandong, China

Finance Internship June 2013-August 2013

• Engaged in independent review of mortgage loan modifications valued $10M for accuracy and managed clients’ portfolio audit.

• Assisted in collecting and analyzing financial statements from branches and updated system records to evaluate performances.

• Improved office organization and efficiency by compiling mortgage reports, financial spreadsheets and portfolio updates. CHINA EASTERN AIRLINE Shandong, China

Accounting Internship June 2012-August 2012

• Maintained flight assignment and operational database and helped generate monthly reports regarding daily flight activities.

• Supported due-diligence for company’s acquisition of local service suppliers by analyzing revenue, expenses and sales volumes.

• Engaged in quarterly review and portfolio audit, compiled financial transactions to ensure they match provided detailed records. EXTRACURRICULAR EXPERIENCE


Statistical Consultant February 2015-June 2016

• Brainstormed and reported potential data quality issues, and determined ways to optimize process and improve data quality.

• Applied machine learning techniques in a supervised setting to analyze clustering patterns and optimize predictions using R.

• Supported researchers with data management and quantitative analysis and improved statistical results and reliability of the study. MIAMI BUSINESS CONSULTING, MIAMI UNIVERSITY Farmersville, OH Business Consultant December 2012

• Reviewed, synthesized and analyzed demographic, market and financial data by conducting primary and secondary research.

• Assessed associations between market strategies and customer preferences by building regression models by using SAS.

• Designed business models including market scope, strategies comparisons, and pricing to help client make investment decision. MIAMI UNIVERSITY Oxford, OH

Student Manager January 2012-January 2014

• Managed a team of 15 students and faculty running daily operation and organizing inventory in a dining hall and supermarket.

• Led rotational training for student employees, improved work efficiency and productivity by managing and supervising the team. EDUCATION


M.Sc. in Statistical Practice (MSSP) GPA: 3.7/4.0 May 2016 MIAMI UNIVERSITY, FARMER SCHOOLOF BUSINESS Oxford, OH B.Sc. in Business Economics & Business Analytics GPA: 3.5/4.0 May 2014

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