Yukun Yang (陽 玉堃)
I am a Data Scientist at the Center for Antiracist Research, Boston University. Previously, I was a Data Scientist at the National Policing Institute. I graduated from the master's program in Information Science offered by the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. My research interests widely across the field of Information Science and Computational Social Science. Specifically, I am interested in how identities undergird social processes on social media. Specially, I am wondering how political ideologies, nationality, and race/ethnicity, was constructed and expressed on social media, how others perceive and react to others, and more broadly, how this identity-based complex social process influences the cultural phenomenon of balkanization, polarization, mobilization, and user migration in online spaces.
Before attending the graduate school at UNC-Chapel Hill, I received my bachelor's degree in Library Science from Northwest University .