Lingwei Cheng works on a number of evaluation and data science projects.

Prior to joining Urban Labs, Lingwei worked for various Chinese newspapers, as well as at Knight Lab, where she focused on innovation in journalism and media. She also worked on software projects with the UChicago Computation Institute. 

Lingwei holds a BA in political science and international business from Dickinson College and an MA in computational analysis and public policy from the University of Chicago Harris School of Public Policy. 

She enjoys going to concerts, learning foreign languages, working on her iOS apps, writing short stories on Medium, and traveling in her free time.