Leon Yin

Investigative Data Journalist

Leon Yin works with other journalists on the team to translate story ideas into testable hypotheses—the cornerstone of our journalism. He is interested in creating datasets and methodologies to shed light on the interactions between technology and society.

Before joining The Markup, he was a research scientist at NYU’s Social Media and Political Participation lab, an affiliate at the Data & Society Research Institute, and a software engineer at NASA.

He contributes to several open source Python projects, including the YouTube Data API, urlExpander and Disinfo Doppler.