Helen (Mengxin) Ji

2017 in San Jose 

About Me

I am a fourth year Ph.D. student majoring in Resource Economics and master student in Statistic at UC Davis. My advisors are Prof. Aaron Smith and Prof. Kevin Novan.

I am currently a visiting research scholar at OpenAI. I was a research fellow of Data Science for Social Good in University of Chicago 2017. I was also awarded as Grace Hopper fellow of Twitter 2018 and Women in Quantitative Finance fellow.

My research interests focus on machine learning method (both classical statistical learning and deep learning) and its application to Economics, especially for energy efficiency, and heterogeneous causal inference.

Before coming to Davis in Sep 2014, I received my B.S. degree of Economics in Zhejiang University, China, under the supervision of Prof.Boming Zhu and Prof.Hongsheng Fang.


University of California, Davis

2158 Social Science and Humanity,

Davis, CA 95616,

Email: mji@ucdavis.edu