Yizhou Liu

330 North Orchard Street
Madison WI 53715
Preferred pronouns: he/him/his
Joined WID: 2020

Develops Data Visualized tools for WI Fast Plants


Yizhou Liu is a junior student studying at UW-Madison, majoring in Computer Science.


BS, Computer Science, University of Wisconsin–Madison (in progress)

Research Description

  • Built an R Shiny data visualization web app using R, HTML, and Javascript, allowing biologist students and teachers to plot graphs and conduct statistical analysis with data collected from Wisconsin Fast Plants
  • Enabled users to plot up to 6 kinds of graphs with a number of flexibility options by ggplot2 and Plotly; allowed users to analyze the data with several statistical tests
  • Employed ShinyDashboard and Bootstrap elements for UI; deployed it to both shinyapps.io and WID servers


L&S Dean List (2018-2020)