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Professor Shi's primary research is in the areas of social networks, culture, social psychology, and organizations. He has broad interests in designing and applying computational methods to social science questions. In one line of research, he is studying the structure and function of multiplex social networks in rural communities and their institutional determinants. In another line of research, he is examining commitment and competition of organizational membership in various contexts, including online communities and traditional communes. Professor Shi's research has been published in Nature: Human Behavior, American Sociological Review, American Journal of Sociology, and Social Forces, among others, and has been covered by popular media outlets such as Wired, the Guardian, BBC News, Huffington Post, and LA Times. He would be glad to discuss or even collaborate on topics in networks, culture, groups, norms, politics, texts and languages, machine learning and deep learning, cognition, etc.