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, Rupa Jose, and Cynthia M. Lakon. 2020. "Model Adequacy Checking/Goodness of Fit Testing for Behavior in Joint Dynamic Network/Behavior Models." Sociological Methods and Research (Accepted).

Sepulvado, Brandon, Michael L. Wood, Ethan Fridmanski, Cheng Wang, Matthew J. Chandler, Omar Lizardo, David S. Hachen. 2020. "Behavioral Trajectory Similarity in Social Networks and Its Correlates." Social Science Computer Review (Conditionally accepted).

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, 3 credits, Fall 2019, Winter 2020

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