Yiren Lu


I am a NYC based writer and software engineer currently working on something new. Previously Maps infrastructure at Google and Observability at Uber. My CV is here. My engineering related profiles and projects are on my engineering page.

I write on technology for The New York Times Magazine and New York Magazine. My articles are on my writing page.

I am especially interested in longform narrative journalism that offers a new or insider's perspective on companies, people, and trends that audiences are only broadly familiar with. If you're interested in writing coaching services/career advice about getting into freelance writing, please schedule directly through my BookTime profile.


M.S. Computer Science, Columbia University, 2015

A.B. Mathematics, Harvard University, 2013


Email: yirenlu92@gmail.com