Shan Huang

PhD Candidate

Shan Huang is currently a PhD Candidate in the IT Group at MIT Sloan. Shan’s research is focused on social influence, network marketing, and motivations to generate and diffuse information in social networks.


She is fascinated by designing and analyzing field experiments in massive social networks to understand social behaviors and generate business insights. Her current work examines heterogeneous effects of social influence across different behaviors and various kinds of products. Before beginning her studies at MIT, Shan received a bachelor degree in Management from Tsinghua University and a Master’s degree in Management Information Systems from University of British Columbia.