Wei Yin is the Research Support & Data Services Librarian at Columbia University Libraries. She provides campus-wide research consultations and data literacy instructions related to data finding, data wrangling and data analysis (using Excel, R, Stata, SPSS and Python), and lead library-based Stata and R workshops for the team of Research Data Services at Columbia University Libraries. She also manages Columbia University Numeric Data Collection.
Wei joined FORC when it was initiated in 2018 and she is a Data Carpentry Instructor, certified by The Carpentries, a global community teaching foundational computational and data science skills to researchers in academia, industry and government.
Wei is currently Columbia University's official representative to the Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR), Columbia University’s representative at the Roper Center for Public Opinion Research, and a member of The International Association for Social Science Information Services and Technology (IASSIST).
Wei joined Columbia University Libraries in March 2017. She earned a M.S. in Human Geography at Peking University, and a PhD in Economic Geography and International Business & World Trade at The State University of New York at Buffalo.