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 role of networks in various settings, including digitally-enabled collective action, adolescent aggressive and prosocial behavior, or migration. Driven the needs to answer theoretical questions, I employ the most suitable method, such as social network analysis, structural equation modeling, multi-level methods, or non-parametric modeling. Fruits of this work have been published 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 International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (IF at acceptance:2.15), Plos One (IF at acceptance: 2.67) and multiple articles are under review.