Yifei Hu



Hi, I’m Yifei Hu. I also go by Patrick. This is where I share my projects and writings, usually involving data and coding.

I graduated from Rice University with a degree in Statistics and Computer Science. Previously, I interned at Roscommon Analytics, working on web and python development and Point72, working on data science projects. Currently, I develop software at Chicago Venture Partners.

Some of my interests are:

  • analytics
  • data-driven storytelling
  • digital humanities


Latest Post

May 25, 2020

An Evaluation of Twilight Struggle's Stability Number Design

Twilight Struggle is a 2-player boardgame where players contend for global domination either as the US or the USSR during the Cold War. It’s my favorite boardgame because its game design captured the geopolitical dynamics of the Cold War really well. Today I want to look at one of the core features of the game: Stability Number. To win the game, the player should aim to control as many countries as possible by placing Influence into them. Read more


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