The Program in Quantitative Social Science (QSS) welcomes Yibing Du, who recently began a post-baccalaureate fellowship with Bright Line Watch. Yibing is appointed in QSS and finished her undergraduate education at Stanford University in June 2021. At Stanford, Yibing studied Computer Science and History, with a focus on natural language processing and text as data methods for social science.
Bright Line Watch studies the health of American democracy, and two of its directors, John Carey and Brendan Nyhan, serve on the QSS Steering Committee. While at Dartmouth, Yibing will be working directly with Professors Carey and Nyhan, focusing on tracking support for the legitimacy of the 2020 elections among public officials and measuring online exposure to misinformation.
Yibing's position in QSS and Bright Line Watch was most recently held by Annie Chen and Shun Yamaya. Annie has a Master's degree from the Department of Political Science at McGill University and a BA in Political Science from the University of Toronto. She is now working as a Data Scientist at the Institute for State and Local Governance at CUNY. Shun graduated from Princeton University and now is working on his doctorate in political science at Stanford University.