Jeffrey Shen

Exploring politics, culture, and society with computer science


Money Trees is the Perfect Place for Shade

Mapping access to shade across Greater Los Angeles

Apr 1, 2020

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What's In A City?

Exploring the boundaries and metropolitan areas of U.S. cities

Mar 22, 2020


Tracking the Militarization of Police Departments

Billions Worth Of Military Equipment Has Been Transferred to Local Law Enforcement Over the Past Thirty Years

Feb 10, 2020


Are Libraries in Los Angeles Within Walking Distance?

Exploring how accessible public libraries in L.A. County are, using GIS.

Dec 27, 2019


Hundreds of U.S. Places Have Racial Slurs in their Names

A tool to see where these places are—and how to rename them.

Aug 9, 2019


Neighborhood Security Apps Fuel Racist Profiling.

What can we do about it?

May 15, 2019


The Twitter Primary

Exploring the Twitter following of several 2020 Democrat presidential candidates.

Mar 22, 2019


Has Hip-Hop Become Less Lyrical?

Analyzing the complexity of Billboard's Hot Rap Songs, from 1989 - 2019.

Mar 8, 2019


Exploring the Seats-Votes Curve

A historical primer on Congressional seat-votes curves and partisan bias, symmetry, and responsiveness, from 2000 - 2016.

May 29, 2018