Cheng Wang

Cheng Wang

Assistant Professor

(313)577-2930 (Main Sociology Office)

chengwang@wayne.edu

 2257 Faculty Administration Building

Curriculum vitae

Cheng Wang

Department

Department of Sociology

Research interest(s)/area of expertise

  • Social Network Analysis
  • Computational Social Science
  • Stats & Methods

Education

  • B.A. Economic 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. 2022. "The Moderating Role of Context: Relationships between Individual Behaviors and Social Networks." Sociological Focus, 55(2): 191-212.

Wang, Cheng, Omar Lizardo, and David S. Hachen. 2022. "A Longitudinal Study of Fitbit Usage Behavior among College Students." Cyberpsychology, Behavior, and Social Networking, DOI: 10.1089/cyber.2021.0047.

Hachen, David S., Cheng Wang, Brandon Sepulvado, and Omar Lizardo. 2022. "Generators or Diffusers? Examining Differences in the Dynamic Coupling of Context and Social Ties Across Multiple Types of Foci." Social Networks, DOI: 10.1016/j.socnet.2022.02.004.

Sepulvado, Brandon, Michael L. Wood, Ethan Fridmanski, Cheng Wang, Matthew J. Chandler, Omar Lizardo, and David S. Hachen. 2022. "Predicting Homophily and Social Network Connectivity from Dyadic Behavioral Similarity Trajectory Clusters." Social Science Computer Review, 40(1): 195-211.

Wang, Cheng. 2021. "The Randomness and Robustness of Triadic, Tetradic, and Pentadic Evolution Patterns in a Large-Scale Mobile Phone Network." SN Computer Science, 2: 440.

Wang, Cheng, John R. Hipp, Carter T. Butts, and Cynthia M. Lakon. 2021. "Insight into Selecting Adolescents for Drinking Intervention Programs: A Simulation Based on Stochastic Actor-Oriented Models." Prevention Science, DOI: 10.1007/s11121-021-01261-4.

Wang, Cheng, Stephen Mattingly, Jessica Payne, Omar Lizardo, and David S. Hachen. 2021. "The Impact of Social Networks on Sleep among a Cohort of College Students." Social Science & Medicine: Population Health, 16: 100937.

Wang, Cheng. 2021. "Smoking Prevalence, Core/Periphery Network Positions, and Peer Influence: Findings from Five Datasets on US Adolescents and Young Adults." PLoS ONE, 16(3): e0248990.

Wang, Cheng, Omar Lizardo, and David S. Hachen. 2021. "Using Big Data to Examine the Effect of Urbanism on Social Networks." Journal of Urban Affairs, 43(1): 40-56.

Hipp, John R., Rupa Jose, Carter T. Butts, Cheng Wang, and Cynthia M. Lakon. 2021. "A Multi-Contextual Examination of Non-School Friendships and their Impact on Adolescent Deviance and Alcohol Use." PLoS ONE, 16(2): e0245837.

Wang, Cheng, Omar Lizardo, and David S. Hachen. 2021. "Using Fitbit Data to Examine Factors that Affect Daily Activity Levels of College Students." PLoS ONE, 16(1): e0244747.

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.

Currently teaching

  • SOC 2300 Social Inequality (Undergraduates), 3 credits, Winter 2021, Winter 2022
  • SOC 3200 Methods for Social Research (Undergraduates), 3 credits, Fall 2019, Winter 2020, Fall 2020, Winter 2021, Fall 2021, Winter 2022
  •  SOC 7530 Social Network Analysis (Graduates), 3 credits, Fall 2020

Citation index

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