Herbert Chang ’18 is lead author of study published in PNAS Nexus
March 18, 2023
Former Byrne Scholar Herbert Chang ’18, Mathematics professors Feng Fu and Dan Rockmore, and Sociology professor Brooke Harrington have co-authored a new paper applying network science to the connections between wealth managers and their affluent clients. Published in the journal PNAS Nexus, their paper titled Complex systems of secrecy: the offshore networks of oligarchs explores “a new approach to targeting economic sanctions — a vital non-military tool in disputes among nations.” Chang, who has previously co-authored several papers with Professor Fu, carried out the study’s calculations and data visualizations. He is currently a PhD candidate at the University of Southern California with his primary research areas being polarization on social media, misinformation dynamics, and how algorithms reshape human behavior. We are pleased to welcome him back to Dartmouth in Fall 2023 as an Assistant Professor of Quantitative Social Science! “I’m excited to teach QSS 20: Modern Statistical Computing,” says Chang. “My principal goals are to help students develop a strong foundation in data science (suitable for further graduate study and industry) and discover a personal, social scientific core.” Read more about their study in Dartmouth News, and please join us in welcoming our alumnus back to Dartmouth this fall.