Na Jiang (Richard)

Ph.D. Candidate in Computational Social Science

George Mason University


My name is Na Jiang and I am a Ph.D. Candidate in Computational Social Science program at George Mason University. My colleagues and my advisor also call me Richard. My research interests relate to urban issues utilizing geographical information science (GIS) and agent-based modeling (ABM). All works and publications related to my research are listed on the Publication subpage.

Currently, I am working with Dr. Hamdi Kavak who has become my advisor since September 2020. With the assistants of all my committee members(i.e., Dr. Hamdi Kavak, Dr. Andrew Crooks, Dr. Robert Axtell, and Dr. Olga Gkountouna), I have finished and defended my dissertation proposal successfully entitled "Exploring Urban Shrinkage via Computational Approaches: A Case Study of Detroit".

Before coming to George Mason, I started at Eastern Michigan University where I was awarded a BSc in Computer Science and MSc in Geographical Information Science (GIS). Yichun Xie was my advisor and guided me to the field of agent-based modeling. If you are willing to know more information about me, you may download my CV.

Hope this website can find more scholars who have similar research interests and encourage more scholars to utilize ABM in their fields.