Jessica Young

Jessica Young

Data Science Consultant (CSSR)


616 Flanner Hall
574.631.8025 |


Jessica Young has worked at the Center for Social Science Research at the University of Notre Dame since 2017 as a Data Science Consultant. She holds a MS in Applied Statistics from Rochester Institute of Technology. Her job is to assist faculty, staff, and students across all disciplines with their research from the project inception stage to analysis and dissemination.

She has worked on a variety of projects across numerous disciplines including modeling perceptions of postpartum care, analyzing compliance in long term studies, detecting sleeping patterns using data from wearables, identifying profiles of student learners, text mining for economic words across thousands of novels, social network analysis of teachers and who they go to for support, crafting and editing R scripts for pulling and scoring survey data and multiple power analyses. She consults on projects at any stage cuah as the beginning formulation stage by running power analyses to the end stage by assisting with analysis write-ups and dissemination. While her main focus is on quantitative methodology such as regression models and text mining methods, she also has expertise in qualitative methods such as analyzing focus group feedback. She frequently teaches workshops available to all faculty, staff, and students. Past workshops include Intro to R, Intro to Stata, Intro to Tableau, Dealing with Imbalanced Data, Intro to Data Visualization in R, Machine Learning for Social Sciences, and Intro to Machine Learning.