I am a 3rd year PhD student in School of Information at University of Michigan, where I am advised by Prof.Daniel Romero. My research interest is broadly in computational social science and innovation. I use big data analysis, social network science, and computational methods to explore the relationship between 'diversity' and 'success' in innovation, particularly in the context of science and creative subjects such as music. My research focuses on understanding how diversity, defined by a range of factors including diverse ideas, perspectives, identities (e.g., gender), and styles, impacts innovative and creative achievement. Through my research, I aim to achieve two main objectives: 1) to identify the types of diversity that are most critical to advance innovation, and 2) to understand how diversity is currently valued across different domains.
- Gendered Citation Patterns Among the Scientific Elite [Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) 119 (40), e2206070119, 2022, Link] Kristina Lerman, Yulin Yu, Fred Morstatter, Jay Pujara
- Large-Scale Analysis of New Employee Network Dynamics [WWW '23: Proceedings of the ACM Web Conference 2023, Link] Yulin Yu, Longqi Yang, Siân Lindley, Mengting Wan
- Novelty in what sense? Heterogeneous relationships between novelty and popularity in music [ICWSM 2023 (upcoming), IC2S2 2021, Special Recognition Award] Yulin Yu, Ben Cheung, Yong-Yeol Ahn, Paramveer Dhillon [arXiv]
- For more please see CURRICULUM VITAE
Honors and Awards
- Visiting Scholar : Northwestern University Mentor: Dr. Ágnes Horvát @2023.5-2023.8
- PhD research intern : Microsoft / Microsoft Research / Office of Applied Research Mentor: Dr. Mengting Wan @2022.5-2022.8
- PhD research intern : USC Information Sciences Institute
Mentor: Dr. Kristina Lerman @2021.5-2021.8
- SI 671/721 Data Mining @ Fall 2019 [75 students] @ Fall 2021 [93 students]
- SI 630 Natural Language Processing @ Spring 2020 [76 students]
- Applied Machine Learning [Online]
Art motivates creativity in research! I am a classical trained mezzo soprano. You can visit my performances at my Youtube Channel . I am also interested in visual art in general. For other artsy stuffs I did, please visit my undergrad life pages .
I am also a big fan of outdoor activities such as: hiking and scuba diving, and I love national park.