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Leo Yang

Predoctoral Fellow
Computational Social Science

Leo Yang is an IGCC Computational Social Science Fellow for the 2022–2023 academic year. He is a Ph.D. candidate in political science at the University of California, San Diego. His research interests include computational social science, political economy, and development economics. His work focus on how the media (like newspaper and Weibo) influences economic, social, and political issues. He is trained as a data scientist who is capable of collecting, cleaning, and using big data to analyze the social phenomenon.

Expertise & Interests

  • Computational Social Science
  • Text as Data
  • Development Economy