Yinfeng Qin is an M.S. student in Electrical Engineering at Stanford University. He worked at The Bill Lane Center for the American West as a research assistant in building software for data collection, data processing and designing visualizations. Before Stanford, Yinfeng received B.S. in Electronics Engineering from Tsinghua University with an emphasis on pattern recognition and machine learning. He also has relevant experiences with NetEase, Microsoft Research Asia and Amazon.com, and will start as an engineer at Google in summer 2011.
Part of "Ripple Effects," the Center's yearlong film series on the past, present and future of western water use, "A Fierce Green Fire" chronicles the awakening and growth of the American environmental movement from the 1960s to the present day. The writer and director Mark Kitchell will be on hand to present the film and answer questions. Co-sponsored by Water in the West.
"Watershed" explores the future of the heavily dammed and diverted Colorado River in an era of rising population and climate change. Presentation of the film on February 10 will be preceded by a Q&A session with the producer James Redford.