Current Members

Scott Leo Renshaw

Email: srenshaw@uci.edu
Google Scholar: Scott Renshaw
Program: Sociology, PhD
Research Interests: Information Transmission, Social Networks, Public Health, Hazards and Disasters

Selena Livas

Email: livass@uci.edu
Department: Sociology
Program: Sociology, PhD
Research Interests: Environmental Sociology, Social Networks, Environmental Policy, Demography, Methodology

Loring Thomas

Email: thomaslj@uci.edu
CV: Thomas_CV.pdf
Google Scholar: Loring Thomas
Department: Sociology
Program: Sociology, PhD
Research Interests: Spatial Statistics, Spatial Social Networks, Spatial Epidemiology, ERGM Development, and Migration

Rick Gardner

Email: regardn1@uci.edu
Department: Sociology
Program: Sociology, PhD

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Peng Huang

Email: peng.huang@uci.edu
Personal website: https://penghuang.me
CV: https://penghuang.me/cv/Peng_Huang_CV.pdf
Program: Sociology, PhD
Research Interests: Social Networks, Migration, Demography, Inequality, Mathematical Sociology, Methodology

Elizabeth (Liz) Diessner

Email: ediessne@uci.edu
Websites: lizdiessner.com, Google Scholar
Program: PhD in Chemical, Applied, and Materials Physics (ChAMP)
Department: Chemistry
Research Interests: Molecular Modeling and Dynamics Simulations, Protein Structure and Dynamics, Statistical Mechanics, Quantum Mechanics, Network Models of Physical Systems, Machine Learning

Zixiao Zong

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Sabrina Mai

Email: sabrim2@uci.edu
Personal Website: sabrinamairesearch.com
Program: Sociology, PhD
Department: Sociology
Research Interests: Social Networks, Natural Language Processing, Disasters, Mathematical Sociology

Alexander Murray-Watters

Email: amurrayw@uci.edu
Personal Website: www.amurrayw.com
CV: http://amurrayw.com/cv/cv_current.pdf
Program: Sociology, PhD
Department: Sociology
Research Interests: Research Interests: Causal Discovery and Modeling, Empirical Validation of Computational Simulation Models, Non-Probability Sampling, Social Network Analysis, Dynamic network models, Machine Learning, Model Selection, Quantitative Models of History, Nationalism

Former Group Members

Ryan M. Acton – Lead Data Scientist, National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA)
Zack W. Almquist – Assistant Professor of Sociology, University of Washington
Nicole Beckage – Cognitive Neuroscience, Intel Labs
Adam Boessen – Associate Professor, Department of Criminology & Criminal Justice, University of Missouri – St. Louis
Eric Casavant – Co-Founder of FlexStr8, Inc.
Remy Cross – Research Manager, UC Irvine Donald Bren School of Information and Computer Sciences
Sean M. Fitzhugh – DEVCOM Army Research Laboratory
Ben Gibson – Associate Sociologist, RAND Corp.
Gianmarc Grazioli – Assistant Professor of Computational Chemistry, San Jose State University
Stephanie Harrington – U.S. Department of the Treasury
Lorien Jasny – Lecturer, Department of Politics, University of Exeter
Rupa Jose – Postdoc, Omni Methods Group, UC San Diego
Liana Landivar – Sociology & Senior Researcher, Women’s Bureau, U.S. Department of Labor
Francis Lee – Postdoctoral Researcher, University of Chicago
Kevin Li – UX Designer, The Blue Box Biomedical Solutions
Ben Lind – Assistant Professor of Sociology, National Research University Higher School of Economics, Russia
Christopher Steven Marcum – Assistant Director for Open Science and Data Policy, White House Office of Science and Technology Policy
Miruna Petrescu-Prahova – Associate Teaching Professor, Health Systems and Population, University of Washington
Nolan Phillips – Data Scientist, Accenture Federal Services
Nicole Pierski – UX Research Manager, Autodesk
Emily J. Smith – Postdoctoral Researcher, Department of Mathematics, University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill
Emma Spiro – Associate Professor, Information School, University of Washington
Ragupathyraj Valluvan – Lecturer, Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, University of Jaffna
Fan Yin – Data Scientist, Core Operating System and Intelligent Edge (COSINE), Microsoft
Yue Yu – Data Scientist, Intuit
Xuhong Zhang – Assistant Professor, Department of Computer Science, University of Indiana – Bloomington