Dongping Zhang

Ph.D. Student at Northwestern University

I am a Ph.D. student in Technology and Social Behavior, which is a joint Ph.D. program in Computer Science and Communication here at Northwestern. I have tremendous interest in the emerging field of Computational Social Science and I am experienced in leveraging the massive amount of digital traces to study interactions, exchanges, and dynamics over large networks of interconnected individuals.

Before starting my doctoral study at Northwestern, I received a B.A. in Economics and a B.A. in Statistics from UC Berkeley and later an M.A. in Computational Social Science from UChicago.

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Honors & Awards


Machine Learning

Spatial Econometrics

Big Data

Natural Language Processing

I am highly interested in computational research using different methodologies from computer science, statistics, and different fields of social sciences to solve real-world problems.

Structural Estimation


  • Summer 2018

    Fudan University School of Management

    Graduate Research Assisstant

  • Summer 2018

    SONIC Research Group

    Graduate Research Assisstant

  • Summer 2017

    Compass Lexecon

    Economic Research Analyst

  • Summer 2016

    Mizuho Financial Group

    Multinational Corporate Banking Associate

  • Summer 2016


    Economic Research Associate


dzhang [AT] u [dot] northwestern [dot] edu
  • Northwestern University
  • Department of Computer Science
  • Mudd Hall 3538
  • 2233 Tech Drive
  • Evanston, IL 60208