About the Authors

This social news analysis was a collaborative effort among four members of Harvard’s S.M. in Computational Science and Engineering program, and part of CS 109.

Yung-jen Cheng


Yung-jen holds both a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from National Taiwan University, and an M.S. in Communication Engineering from the same.

Micah Lanier


Micah graduated in 2009 from the University of Wisconsin-Madison with a B.S. in Economics. He arrived at Harvard after five years wrangling data for a living, most recently in the Data Science & Engineering team at the Gray Lady. Micah plans to attend Harvard Business School next year.

Simon Malian


Simon has been awarded a Sir Robert Gordon Menzies Scholarship by The Harvard Club of Australia and the Australian National University. The award enables Simon to undertake the Master of Science in Computational Science and Engineering during the 2014/15 academic year. Simon’s work sits at the intersection between economics and computation.

Jeff Shen


Jeff graduated from Duke University in 2011 with degrees in Electrical & Computer Engineering and Economics. After working at the Brattle Group, Jeff fell in love with business analytics and came to Harvard to learn more about Data Science.