Kai-Cheng Yang

Postdoctoral Researcher, Lazer Lab
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Kai-Cheng Yang is a postdoctoral researcher in the Lazer Lab at Northeastern University's Network Science Institute. He obtained his Ph.D. in Informatics from Indiana University Bloomington. He is interested in computational social science. His research aims to uncover how technologies like generative AI are used for deceptive and disruptive purposes, study how humans react to these abuses, and develop countermeasures. Specifically, he focuses on bad actors like malicious social bots and misinformation on social media. He built popular tools, such as Botometer, that have served tens of thousands of users. He also acted as the social bot expert in the Twitter vs. Elon Musk trial. His work appeared in various academic journals. CNN, BBC, The New York Times, and many other popular news outlets also covered his research.

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177 Huntington Ave
New College of the Humanities
Devon House
58 St Katharine’s Way
London, E1W 1LP, UK
Roux Institute
100 Fore St
Portland, ME 04101
Network Science Institute
177 Huntington Ave
Boston, MA 02115
*Primarily remote
Portland, ME
Boston, MA 02115


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