Chun Hei Kwok
1️⃣ Imperial College London (2018 – 2019): Master degree
2️⃣ Imperial College London (2015 – 2018): Bachelor degree
3️⃣ Victoria Shanghai Academy (2013 – 2015): High school
1️⃣ Master of Research in Cancer Biology
2️⃣ Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Science
3️⃣ IB Diploma Programme
Junior Data Wrangler
Medical Research Council
Favourite thing to do in my job: Learning new things and skills every day
About Me: 👨🎓 I am a graduate who recently finished university studies. I work on managing and processing a large amount of data so that others can find meaning in them.
👨🎓 I have recently completed my university education in London in biomedical science. I used to perform experiments in the lab, but I gradually moved away and started doing research using computers!
My Work: 🔢 I re-arrange a large amount of data into a format that is more understandable and usable so that people can process can process and find meaning in them.
🔢 Data wrangling is “the process of transforming and mapping data from one “raw” data form into another format with the intent of making it more appropriate and valuable for a variety of downstream purposes such as analytics.” This means I re-format and re-structure data, mainly data from clinical studies and experiments, into a way that can be adopted by analysts and researchers for their analysis. In short, I play around with data to make it more accessible.
My Typical Day: 💻 I get up early in the morning to go to my office. I spend most of the day on my computer looking at numbers and more numbers! There are usually quite a few meetings or seminars to attend during the day.
💻 I spend a large amount of time at my desk to write scripts to process the data I have. It takes quite a bit of time to write scripts, ensure the logic is correct, and the script is error-free. I used different programming languages to write my scripts. I also attend meetings with other staff and other collaborators as research is not a one-man thing. I have to discuss problems and difficulties with others, and craft plans for further research.
What I'd do with the prize money: 🙆♂️ Arrange some outreach events and activities to promote science!
🙆♂️ I hope to raise scientific aspirations in groups of youngsters that are under-represented in university education – perhaps through workshops and activities.
How would you describe yourself in 3 words?
🧠 Responsible, organised, open-minded
What or who inspired you to follow your career?
🔬 The genuine interest in science!
What was your favourite subject at school?
⚗ Chemistry - I just love being in the lab. Also had experiments in Biology class, but it was not as fun sadly.
What did you want to be after you left school?
💉 Something medically related but not be a doctor.
Were you ever in trouble at school?
😆 Only for distracting others from listening in class.
If you weren't doing this job, what would you choose instead?
👨🏫 A secondary school teacher - I love working with youngsters
Who is your favourite singer or band?
🤔 Not really...
What's your favourite food?
😍 Chocolate and icecream
What is the most fun thing you've done?
👨👩👦👦 I consider every moment spent with family and friends as a fun thing.
If you had 3 wishes for yourself what would they be? - be honest!
🎨 Grow taller, be multilingual, be more artistic.
Tell us a joke.
✔ It is scientifically proven that people who have more birthdays live longer.