125 Wallace Hall
Department of Sociology
Princeton, New Jersey, 08544
I am a PhD student in Department of Sociology, Princeton University.
I obtained my B. S. in Computer Science and B. A. in History, 2013, from Peking University, China.
My research interest include social networks, computational social science, quantitative methods, social movements.
One of my primay focus is to explore how network structure influence various segregation phenomena.
I am also interested in exploring innovative ways to use big data for social research to address problems that can be hardly done with traditional social science data.
Links to my CV
New * June 2016: My paper "Causal Impact of Witnessing Political Protest on Civic Engagement" has won the Mayer N. Zald Distinguished Contribution to Scholarship Student Paper Award from the Section on Collective Behavior and Social Movements of ASA.
Research Experience at Companies
Research Intern at Microsoft Research (New York City), Summer 2015, under the supervision of Dr. David Rothschild and Dr. Shawndra Hill. A methodological reflection of prevalence of selection bias in research which use social media data to study impacts of events. Developing a new way--geolocated panal--to efficiently create exogenous panels to estimate causal impacts of events.
Research Intern at Microsoft Research (Asia), Summer 2014, under the supervision of Dr. Xing Xie and Dr. Nicholas Jing Yuan. Examining how mainland Chinese people responded to protests in Hong Kong; using Weibo as data source and level natural experiments to address causal problems.
Research Experience at Universities
- Research Assistant to Professor Janet Vertesi , Department of Sociology, Princeton University.
Helping to crawl publication data of planetary scientists, construct and visualize collaboration networks.
- Research Assistant to Professor Matthew Salganik , Department of Sociology, Princeton University.
Summarizing the literature about online field experiment.
- Research assistant to Professor Peter Bol ( Department of East Asian Language and Civilization, Harvard) on CBDB(Chinese Biographical Database Project).
- Developed a computer program to automatically extract biographical information and their social relations from historical documents.(2010-2011)
- Developed a missing links and attributes prediction system for Chinese History.(It can nonetheless become a general way for extracting historical social networks)Cilck here to see detail.
Publications In Chinese
- Software: LaTeX, R, UCINET, Pajek.