Yuanxin Wang is a visiting scholar from Peking University. She will be working on the Enterprise Social Media project, and her research interests include social media, social network analysis, market and media analysis, and user behavior. She graduated from Beijing Normal University with a B.A. in Communications.
Dongping Zhang is a first-year Ph.D. student in Technology & Social Behavior. His research interests include social network analysis, structural estimation, machine learning, big data, and computational social science. He will be contributing to the Enterprise Social Media project. Dongping graduated from the University of Chicago with an M.A. in Computational Social Science and from UC Berkeley with a B.A. in Statistics and a B.A. in Economics.
Niloufar Izadinia is a second year Ph.D. student in Industrial Engineering and Management Sciences. Her research interests include social network analysis, optimization, and data science. Niloufar will work on the NASA CREWS (Project RED Optimization). She graduated from the University of Technology, Tehran, Iran with an M.S. in Industrial Engineering.
Brent Hoagland finished his M.A. in Social Sciences from the University of Chicago and will support the SONIC and ATLAS labs with administrative and operational research tasks. He plans to continue graduate school in the near future with research interests in economic sociology, social studies of finance & accounting, social network analysis, and sociology of knowledge.