I am a Ph.D. candidate in the Sociology department and a Master’s student in the Statistics department at the University of Washington. With relevant backgrounds from both fields, I conduct a variety of theoretically driven empirical research. As a social scientist, my major work concerns the impact of digital media on political behavior from various aspects, including network effects, psychological incentives, or organizational structure. Driven the needs to answer theoretical questions, I employ the most suitable method, such as social network analysis, structural equation modeling, longitudinal methods, or non-parametric modeling in my projects. Fruits of this work have been published or forthcoming in major sociological journals such as Social Networks (IF at acceptance: 2.53), New Media & Society (IF at acceptance: 4.18), Information, Communication & Society (IF at acceptance: 2.69), and in the Routledge Series on Taiwan Social Movements.
I am also willing to contribute to research in different fields. I have collaborative work with scholars in Statistics, Psychology, Political Science, Public Health, International Studies and Communication. I bring my sociological knowledge to cross-fertilize with other fields when applicable, or I serve as a statistician when specific techniques are called for. Fruits of the collaborations are forthcoming in Disaster Medicine and Public Health Preparedness (IF at acceptance:1.35), Plos One (IF at acceptance: 2.67) and multiple articles are under review.