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Adjunct Lecturer in Public Policy
Contact:
Assistant: Lisa MacPhee
617-495-1148

Hong Qu is an adjunct lecturer at Harvard Kennedy School teaching data visualization courses.  He also serves as a research fellow at the Malcolm Wiener Center for Social Policy.

Hong was one of the first engineers on YouTube’s startup team building key features such as video sharing, channels and skippable ads.  He participated in the Berkman Klein Center and MIT Media Lab's 2019 Assembly program working together with a team of data scientists and civil society leaders to produce AI Blindspot.

He graduated from Wesleyan University and UC Berkeley's School of Information, and is currently a PhD candidate at the Network Science Institute at Northeastern University.

For more details about his research, presentations, and other academic activities visit his Harvard Scholars page.

 

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Outside Professional Activities For Hong Qu

Organization Relationship
Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies Membership on a scientific or other advisory board
Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies Paid external reviewer
Lenfest Institute Fiduciary board membership
Northeastern University Research or teaching appointment
Scholarsite Employment
Scholarsite Research or teaching appointment
United Nations Speaking engagement, invited lecture, or presentation

Expertise

Media
Science, Technology & Data

Mailing Address

Harvard Kennedy School
79 John F. Kennedy Street
Cambridge, MA 02138