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

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.

Wang, Cheng, Omar Lizardo, and David S. Hachen. 2018. "Using Big Data to Examine the Effect of Urbanism on Social Networks." Journal of Urban Affairs, DOI: 10.1080/07352166.2018.1550350.

Genkin, Michael, Cheng Wang, George Berry, and Matthew E. Brashears. 2018. "Blaunet: An R Package to Analyze Statuses of Social Entities and Individuals in Blau Space along with Networks." PLoS ONE, 13(10): e0204990.

Wang, Cheng, John R. Hipp, Carter T. Butts, and Cynthia M. Lakon. 2018. "The Interdependence of Cigarette, Alcohol, and Marijuana Use in the Context of School-Based Social Networks." PLoS ONE, 13(7): e0200904.


Currently teaching

  •  SOC 3200 Methods for Social Research

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