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Yuan Yuan

Digital Fellow

Yuan Yuan is a computational social scientist and an assistant professor at the Krannert School of Management (MIS area) at Purdue University. He is also a research fellow of the MIT Connection Science and digital fellow at the MIT Initiative on the Digital Economy.

. Yuan researches social interactions and social networks for social well-being. He is especially interested in how to utilize social preference and social contagion to promote positive social interactions, and how social networks have shaped human behavior and can be reshaped by digital technologies. His research also aims to advance the methodology in computational social science by drawing upon quantitative methods such as machine learning, causal inference, experimental design, and network science. Yuan received his PhD in Institute for Data, Systems, and Society (IDSS) at Massachusetts Institute of Technology and prior to MIT, received his Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science and Economics from Tsinghua University.