HAI-CDDRL Predoctoral Fellow
Eddie Yang is a PhD candidate in the Department of Political Science at UC San Diego. He studies repression and the politics of Artificial Intelligence. His dissertation is focused on how existing repressive institutions limit the usefulness of AI for authoritarian control, with a focus on China. He uses audit experiments on algorithms, large collections of data, and in-depth fieldwork to investigate how authoritarian politics cripples AI’s ability to automate control. Prior to UC San Diego, he received his M.A. from the University of Chicago and B.A. from UCLA. During Summer 2022, Eddie has been a research intern at Microsoft Research.