Daniel Chen

PhD Student

Virginia Tech

Daniel is a PhD student at Virginia Tech (VT) in Genetics, Bioinformatics, and Computational Biology ( GBCB ) working with Anne Brown and DataBridge studying data science education and pedagogy for medical practitioners.

Former RStudio intern working on the gradethis package.

Arch Linux user maintaining the RStudio Preview , nteract , and Rodeo packages in the AUR .

Author of Pandas for Everyone .

Enjoys: photography, curling, snowboarding, and scuba diving into caves.


  • Education
  • Data science
  • R
  • Python
  • Leaving the world in a better place


  • PhD Student in Genetics, Bioinformatics, and Computational Biology, 2021

    Virginia Tech

  • MPH in Epidemiology, 2014

    Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health

  • BA in Psychology, 2012

    The Macaulay Honors College at Hunter College