Youyang Gu

Data Scientist

What is expertise in a post-internet era?

January 11th, 2022

In the 21st century, expertise can come from a multitude of places, sometimes even from places and people you don't expect. In this piece, I talk about my journey from a data scientist to a Covid modeling "expert".

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Highlighting Role of Inequality in Covid and Beyond

October 1st, 2021

In a highly politically charged environment, an oft-overlooked topic is the role of inequality in COVID-19 outcomes. In this post, I use data to explore the impact of income inequality on Covid mortality, and explain why I am continuing this effort in collaboration with the World Health Organization.

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Celebrating Asian American & Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month

May 18th, 2021

May is Asian American & Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month. In the face of discrimination & injustice, I've always been taught to put our head down & ignore it. But this past year has taught me that this simply isn't enough. I want to take this time to share my thoughts on the model minority myth and how it can negatively impact Asian Americans, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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One Year Later

February 26th, 2021

After almost a year since I started, I will be making the last daily update on Sunday, March 7, in concurrence with the conclusion of our main data source, the COVID Tracking Project. There are several reasons for this decision, which I will explain in this post.

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