Cheng Wang

Cheng Wang

Assistant Professor

(313)577-2930 (Main Sociology Office)

 2257 Facultry Administration Building

Curriculum vitae

Cheng Wang


Department of Sociology

Research interest(s)/area of expertise

  • Social Network Analysis

  • Computational Social Science

  • Stats & Methods


  • B.A. Ecnomic Sociology, Nanjing University, 1998
  • M.A. Sociology, University of Notre Dame, 2009
  • PhD. Sociology, University of Notre Dame, 2012

Selected publications

Wang, Cheng, Carter T. Butts, John R. Hipp, and Cynthia M. Lakon. 2020. "Model Adequacy Checking/Goodness-of-fit Testing for Behavior in Joint Dynamic Network/Behavior Models, with an Extension to Two-mode Networks." Sociological Methods and Research, DOI: 10.1177/0049124120914933.

Wang, Cheng, Omar Lizardo, and David S. Hachen. 2020. "Using Fitbit Data to Monitor the Heart Rate Evolution Patterns of College Students." Journal of American College Health, DOI: 10.1080/07448481.2020.1775610.

Wang, Cheng, Omar Lizardo, and David S. Hachen. 2020. "Neither Influence nor Selection: Examining Co-Evolution of Political Orientation and Social Networks in the Netsense and Nethealth Studies." PLoS ONE, 15(5): e0233458.

Sepulvado, Brandon, Michael L. Wood, Ethan Fridmanski, Cheng Wang, Matthew J. Chandler, Omar Lizardo, and David S. Hachen. 2020. "Behavioral Trajectory Similarity in Social Networks and Its Correlates." Social Science Computer Review, DOI: 10.1177/0894439320923123.

Faust, Louis, Cheng Wang, David S. Hachen, Omar Lizardo, and Nitesh V. Chawla. 2019. "Physical Activity Trend eXtraction: A Framework for Extracting Moderate-Vigorous Physical Activity Trends from Wearable Fitness Tracker Data." JMIR mHealth and uHealth, 7(3): e11075.

Currently teaching

  • SOC 3200 Methods for Social Research (Undergraduates), 3 credits, Fall 2019, Winter 2020, Fall 2020

  •  SOC 7530 Social Network Analysis (Graduates), 3 credits, Fall 2020

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