Yiyang Gao

Personal details





Q-Step Centre, University of Exeter

Mphil/PhD Advanced Quantitative Methods

Specialities in R: Data Visualisation (ggplot2), Data Wrangling (tidyverse), Interactive Web Apps (Shiny), Text as Data (caret, quanteda), multilevel models (lme4)


Institute of Education, University College London

MSc Quantitative Research Methods

Dissertation: Educational Pathways, Family Socioeconomic Status, and Autonomous Admissions Policies

Specialities in Stata: Longitudinal Data Analysis, Impact Evaluation Methods (Casual Inference), International Comparisons for Educational Attainment


Shandong University

BSc in Law (Sociology), A-class qualification of Autonomous Admission 

GPA: 91.44/100



Professional/research experience

November 2017 - June 2018:

Bytedance Think Tank/Public Policy Institute

Public Policy Internship. Key job responsibilities include

(1) writing newsletters and empirical reports on topics such as fake news and hate speech dissemination, information cocoons, privacy, personalized recommendations, algorithmic fairness, Internet governance, and artificial intelligence;

(2) conducting web scraping and sentiment analysis on personalization algorithms; (3) assisting the AI lab with roadshows, hosting visits from MIT, Stanford, Google, and Sequoia Capital representatives to demonstrate Bytedance's natural language processing and artificial intelligence-based product offerings;

(4) Salesforce project manager for the corporate development team, responsible for developing customized customer relationship management systems and delivering training to global offices in Tokyo, Los Angeles, Moscow, and Sao Paulo.


CV: Membership of Professional Bodies/Professional Qualifications


Member of the British Educational Research Association (BERA)