Ph.D., School of Politics and Economics, Claremont Graduate University
Work Phone: +1(909)-621-8803
Dr. Zining Yang is Associate Director at TransResearch Consortium. She works as a Clinical Professor at Claremont Graduate University, Adjunct Professor at La Sierra University, and Data Science Advisor at Southern California Edison. She sits on the Board of Computational Social Science Society of the Americas (CSSSA), and serves as Scientific Advisory Board Member for Human Factors and Simulations.
Dr. Yang received her PhD in Political Economy and Computational and Applied Mathematics from Claremont Graduate University in 2015. She also received MA in International Studies from Claremont Graduate University in 2011, and LLB in International Politics from Beijing International Studies University in 2009. Her research interests include political economy, predictive analytics, computational modeling and simulation. She has numerous publications in the fields of agent-based modeling, complex adaptive systems, network analysis, human social cultural behavioral modeling, and international political economy. Her recent research is indexed by Lecture Notes in Computer Science, Springer Advances in Complex Adaptive Systems Modeling, Springer Advances in Intelligent Systems Computing, Institute for Scientific Information, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), and Association for Computing Machinery Digital Library (ACM).
• Advanced Formal Modeling
• Social Network Analysis
• Game Theory
• Quantitative Research Methods
• Managerial Statistics
• Introduction to Business Analytics
• Data, Models, and Decisions
• Economic Analysis for Business Decisions
• Economic Development for Emerging Markets
Wikstrom, Kristoffer, Zining Yang and Hal Nelson. “Agents in Space: Validating ABM-GIS Models.” Advances in Human Factors in Simulation and Modeling, Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing, forthcoming 2018.
Yang, Zining, Jacek Kugler and Mark Abdollahian. “Conditional Deterrence: An Agent-Based Framework of Escalation Dynamics in an Era of WMD Proliferation.” Advances in Human Factors in Simulation and Modeling, Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing, forthcoming 2018.
Abdollahian, Mark, Zining Yang and John Thomas. “Relationships Matter: Directors and Revenue Performance in the Fortune 500 Network.” 2017. Advances in Human Factors, Business Management and Leadership, Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing, 106-115.
Abdollahian, Mark, Zining Yang and Patrick deWerk Neal. 2017. “How Partial Behavioral Networks Drive Econometric Bias and Inefficiency.” Proceedings of IEEE International Conference on Computing, Networking and Communications. 924-928.
Yang, Zining. 2016. “An Agent-Based Simulation of Heterogeneous Games and Social Systems in Politics, Fertility and Economic Development.” Computing, Behavioral-Cultural Modeling, and Prediction: Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS) 9708, 71-82.
Abdollahian, Mark, Zining Yang, Patrick Neal, and James Kaplan. 2015. “Human Development Dynamics: Network Emergence in an Agent Based Simulation of Adaptive Heterogeneous Games and Social Systems.” Agent-Based Approaches in Economic and Social Complex Systems VIII, 3-14, Springer Japan.
Abdollahian, Mark, Zining Yang, and Patrick Neal. 2014. “Human Development Dynamics: An Agent Based Simulation of Adaptive Heterogeneous Games and Social Systems.” Social Computing, Behavioral-Cultural Modeling, and Prediction: 7th International Conference, SBP 2014, Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS) 8393, 3-10, Springer Switzerland.
Abdollahian, Mark, Zining Yang and Hal Nelson. 2013. “Techno-Social Energy Infrastructure Siting: Sustainable Energy Modeling Project (SEMPro).” Journal of Artificial Societies and Social Simulation, 16(3).
Abdollahian, Mark, Jaehoon Lee, Zining Yang and Khaled Eid. 2016. The Future of Korea’s Trade and Business Portfolio in North Africa: A Deep Horizon Political Economy Scan of Algeria, Morocco and Tunisia. Studies in Comprehensive Regional Strategies 16-11, Korea Institute for International Economic Policy.
Nelson, Hal T., Nicholas L. Cain and Zining Yang. 2015. “All Politics are Spatial: Integrating an Environmental Planning ABM with Spatially Explicit Landscape Data.” in Heather Campbell, Yushim Kim and Adam Eckerd, ed. Rethinking Environmental Justice in Sustainable Cities: Insights from Agent-Based Modeling, Routledge.
Yang, Zining and Mark Abdollahian. 2014. “Trade Networks, Regional Agreements and Growth.” in David Deese, ed. Handbook of the International Political Economy of Trade, Edward Elgar, Cheltenham, UK.