Welcome! 

I am a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto. At Rotman, I primarily work with Professor Bill McEvily and Professor Tiziana Casciaro on a project where we study mobilization and social network in a large organization. 

        My research interests lie in the area of organizational theory, including social network analysis, career mobility, group dynamics, and organizational learning. The overarching goal of my research is to understand the structural underpinnings of macro-level phenomena, such as knowledge transfer, evaluation, and mobility. I build on literature in social networks, organizational sociology, social psychology, and strategy.

Background

I obtained my doctoral degree in Organizational Behavior and Theory from the Tepper School of Business, Carnegie Mellon University. My advisor is Professor Brandy Aven

        My dissertation "Intra-organizational Mobility: Movers, Incumbents, and Communication Networksinvestigates the mechanisms underlying the phenomenon of intra-organizational mobility—the structural factors that explain why people move within an organization, how movers and incumbents do or do not benefit from mobility, and the individual differences in network behavior for mobility. 

        Before enrolling at CMU, I obtained my bachelor and master degrees in Electronic Engineering from Tsinghua University, China. I also received a bachelor degree in Economics from Tsinghua University, China. During my time at Tsinghua, I spent two fun years interning in Beijing, first with the device group at Ericsson, then with the technical sales group at IBM. These internship experience had led me to appreciate the role that social networks play in organizations. This appreciation eventually led to my pursuit of Organizational Behavior and Theory.