Ho-Chun Herbert Chang is a Taiwanese-Canadian Scholar who studies loyalty and identity in the modern age, drawing from social media and large datasets for sociological insight. He has recently covered the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2020 USA and Taiwanese Elections, the George Floyd
protests, and inequality in mentorship networks.
His work has been featured in Scientific American and the New York Times, with publications in journals like First Monday, Harvard Misinformation Review, Knowledge-Based Systems, and New Journal of Physics. He researches primarily in the Ferrara Lab, with work affiliations with NYU CR+DS and the Mathematical Humanities Lab at Dartmouth College. He received his M.Sc. in artificial intelligence from the University of Edinburgh and triple majored in math, quantitative social science, and writing as a Senior Fellow at Dartmouth.
In his free time, he enjoys writing and designing sound systems for musicians. Whether it is through data or investigative pieces, his primary aim is to tell a compelling, human story.