Program on Science, Technology and Society at Harvard

Harvard Kennedy School of Government | Harvard University
Wanheng Hu

Wanheng Hu

wanheng_hu (at)

Wanheng Hu is a Ph.D. candidate in Science and Technology Studies with an affiliation to the East Asia Program at Cornell University. He is currently a visiting research fellow in the Science, Technology & Society Program at the Harvard Kennedy School. His dissertation examines the use of machine learning (ML) algorithms to cope with expert tasks, with an empirical focus on the development, application, and regulation of ML systems for image-based medical diagnosis in China. He is particularly interested in the mutual shaping of expert practices and emerging technologies. His research is broadly situated at the intersection of the sociology of expertise, medical sociology, critical data/algorithm studies, and development studies. Wanheng holds an M.Phil. in Philosophy of Science and Technology, a B.L. in Sociology, and a B.Sc. in Biomedical English, all from Peking University.

Note: The above information concerns a past fellow at the Program on Science, Technology, and Society at the Harvard Kennedy School. It does not constituent evidence of current enrollment. The information may be out of date. To update their information, past fellows should e-mail the site administrator.