Kathy Mo

Last update: March 4, 2024

Hi! Welcome to my personal website! đź‘‹

About me

Gender: Female

Major: Statistics in the Data Science track

Current GPA: 3.931

I am pursuing a degree in Statistics in the Data Science track at the University of California, Davis.

My interests lie in using data to answer complex questions and make informed decisions.

I enjoy seeing the visualizations and conclusions I can make through data.


Education

      University of California, Davis
      Bachelor's Degree, Statistics
      Sep. 2020 - Mar. 2024


Skills

R, Python, SQL, SAS, Excel, LaTeX, HTML, Office 365


Selected Works

1. 2022 - 2023 H5N1 Bird Flu Modeling and Prediction in the United States

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Jan. 2023 - Mar. 2023

  • This is a project for the International Association of Statistical Computing (IASC) Data Analysis Competition 2023.
  • Worked with two students from UC Davis, Weilin Cheng and Henyuan Liu, and two students from UMich, Sida Tian and Li Yuan.
  • Built and compared statistical models which predicts which county in the upcoming month will have H5N1 case(s).
  • The prediction accuracy of the model is 98.4% with AUC 0.8015.
  • Provided some suggestions including collecting more related data such as egg production and breeding size to improve the model.
  • Proposed some advice on how to control the spread of H5N1 virus.
  • The team won 2nd place and a travel grant for attending the World Statistics Conference (WSC) 2023 organized by the International Statistical Institute.
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    2. Movie Rating Predictions Based on Reviews

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    Feb. 2023 - Mar. 2023

  • This is the final project for the Advanced Statistical Computing class at UC Davis.
  • Worked with four UC Davis students: Josh Balingit, Luc Chen, Hengyuan Liu, and Ka Wai Sit.
  • Created different machine learning models from the IMDB Kaggle dataset and compared them.
  • Evaluated which algorithms most effectively predicts whether a movie receives a positive rating or not.
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    3. California 2022 Proposition 30 Feasibility Report and Recommendations

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    Oct. 2022 - Nov. 2022

  • This is a project for the CA 2022 Election Data Challenge hosted by UC Davis.
  • Worked with two students from UC Davis, Weilin Cheng and Henyuan Liu, and one student from UMich, Li Yuan.
  • Figured out the relationship among multiple factors and Greenhouse Gas emission by light duty vehicles in California.
  • Found out the relationship between fire control funding and Greenhouse Gas emitted by wildfire.
  • Concluded that only performing Proposition 30 is not enough to reach California’s carbon emission goal.
  • Suggested to focus more on carbon emitted by trucks, cargo ships, industrial pollution, air conditioners, public transportation, planes, etc.
  • The team won the nomination prize.
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    4. Top 1000 and Bottom 1000 Movie User Score and Gross Income Data Analysis

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    Nov. 2022 - Dec. 2022

  • This is the final project for the Statistical Data Technologies class at UC Davis.
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    5. Time Series Analysis of Annual Temperature Anomalies

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    Nov. 2022 - Dec. 2022

  • This is the final project for the Applied Time Series Analysis class at UC Davis.
  • Worked with two students from UC Davis, Weilin Cheng and Hengyuan Liu.
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    Work Experience

    1. Analyst Intern at WTW (Willis Towers Watson)

    May 2023 - August 2023

  • Created data analysis reports from client data.
  • Completed analysis and reconciliation of plan participant data and plan assets.
  • Presented regular updates, process reviews, and project presentations to senior staff members.
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    2. Coming Soon

    Month. Year - Month. Year

  • Future work experience to be placed here.
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    Honors and Awards

    Item Date
    Second Place of the International Association of Statistical Computing Data Analysis Competition       March 2023
    Dean’s Honor List for Fall Quarter 2022 at UC Davis       January 2023
    Honorable Mention CA Election 2022 Data Challenge       November 2022
    Edward Frank Kraft Prize       2020 - 2021
    Best UI/UX Design from Lovelace Hacks       April 2021
    Dean’s Honor List for Winter Quarter 2021 at UC Davis       April 2021
    Dean’s Honor List for Fall Quarter 2020 at UC Davis       January 2021

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