Yukun Yang

Network Science PhD Student
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Yukun (he/him) is a first-year Ph.D. student working with Professor Brooke Foucault Welles in the CoMM Lab. He is generally interested in understanding how social identities undergird communication and interactions on social media and how identity-based complex social processes influence the phenomenon of balkanization, polarization, mobilization, and user migration in online spaces. Before joining NetSI, he is a data scientist at the Center for Antiracist Research at Boston University where he contributed to the Racial Data Lab. He obtained his Master's degree in Information Science from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.

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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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