Ran Liu

Position title: Assistant Professor, Educational Policy Studies, UW–Madison

Email: ran.liu@wisc.edu

Website: Ran Liu's website

Ran Liu is currently an Assistant Professor in the Department of Educational Policy Studies. She received her PhD in sociology from the University of Pennsylvania. Deeply concerned with the underrepresentation of women in STEM fields, she founded Women in Kaggle Philly and organized workshops for women who are interested in data science to provide a supportive environment. She also holds a dual M.A. in statistics from the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, and a B.S.Sc. in Sociology from the Chinese University of Hong Kong. Before coming to UW-Madison, she worked as a people research scientist at Facebook.

Research areas


Education stratification

STEM education

School-to-work transition