About Hong Qu

Hong Qu is an adjunct lecturer at Harvard Kennedy School. As one of the first engineers on YouTube’s startup team, he designed key features including the homepage, user channels, and video sharing. Prior to joining HKS, he was VP of product at Upworthy and chief technology officer at Fusion Media. He was a visiting Nieman Fellow at Harvard in 2013 and is a graduate of Wesleyan University and the School of Information at UC Berkeley.

Hong is currently a non-resident fellow on technology and race at Stanford's Center for Comparative Studies in Race in partnership with Digital Civil Society Lab and the Stanford Institute of Human-Centered Artificial Intelligence leading a research study on the impact of artificial intelligence on fair lending laws and practices.

Hong grew up in the coolest neighborhood in America: Sunset Park, Brooklyn.