Leo Y. Yang

Leo Y. Yang

Ph.D. Candidate in Political Science

University of California San Diego


Leo Y. Yang is a Ph.D. candidate in Political Science at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). He is currently the Computational Social Science Fellow of the UC Institute on Global Conflict and Cooperation (IGCC) and the student researcher of the China Data Lab of the 21st Century China Center (21CCC). His research interests include computational social science, text as data, and development economics. His research focuses on how media (like newspapers and Weibo) influences 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.

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  • Computational Social Science
  • Text as Data
  • Development Economy
  • M.Phil in Social Science, 2016

    Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

  • Master in Finance, 2014

    Xiamen University

  • BSc in Internationcal Business and Trade, 2010

    Xiamen University, Tan Kah Kee College

Invited & Upcoming Talks

SDSI Data Science Lab
Asian Meeting of the Econometric Society