Welcome! I am an incoming Ph.D. student in Political Science at Washington University in St. Louis and an M.Phil. student in Social Science at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. I hold an M.Sc. in Global China Studies from HKUST (2019) and a B.Soc.Sc. (First Hons) in Government and International Studies from Hong Kong Baptist University (2018), where I was admitted with a full scholarship. I have also received academic training from Sciences Po Paris (Institut d'Études Politiques de Paris) (2016-2017) and the ICPSR Summer Program in Quantitative Methods of Social Research (2019, with a scholarship from EITM Institute). In 2021, I was based in Abu Dhabi and worked as a full-time Research Assistant to Professor Leonid Peisakhin and Professor Peter van der Windt at New York University Abu Dhabi.
I am broadly interested in comparative politics, political communication and political methodology. My research applies computational methods (web scraping, test-as-data analysis, etc.) and statistical inference to uncover media capture in both democracies and autocracies. Currently, I am also working on topics related to Project Finance, a commonly used funding method for domestic infrastructure construction. My academic advisor is Professor Jean Hong.