Yuanning “Violet” Huang

DSSG 2023 Student Fellow


Division of the Social Sciences, University of Chicago

Violet is currently pursuing her Master’s in Computational Social Science at the
University of Chicago. She uses modern techniques to examine social science issues. Her current research is centered on the causal effects of 2022’s abortion-related ballot measures on midterm election outcomes. Violet is keenly interested in the nexus of data, technology, and society and has a strong commitment to advancing public interests through the power of data. This interest prompted her to join the DSSG fellowship, where she is working on the Groundwater Insecurity project. Prior to her Master’s, Violet studied Mathematics and Sociology at New York University, where her undergraduate thesis explored the spatial and temporal constraints faced by female Uber drivers.