My work on productivity in cities:
- VC Yang , AV Papachristos, DM Abrams, ‘The origin of urban productivity scaling laws: mathematical model and new empirical evidence,’ under review. [Pre-print].
I designed and supervised an undergraduate research project to investigate whether the current two-party political landscape well represents the US public’s ideology. (Our finding says no.)
- L Lee, S Zhang, VC Yang , ‘Do two parties represent the US? Clustering analysis of US public ideology survey,’ under revision at SIAM Undergraduate Research Online. [Pre-print].
My manuscript on the polarization of political parties is in undergoing its finishing touches. Hopefully, it will appear here soon.
Prior to joining Northwestern as a PhD student, I built mathematical models to solve engineering problems. The following are some of this work published in peer-reviewed journals.
BS Tilley, VC Yang, JC Baiense, S Evans (2017) ‘Frequency-dependent thermal resistance of vertical U-tube geothermal heat exchangers’, Journal of Engineering Mathematics, 1-20.
EM Moon, C Yang, and VV Yakovlev (2015) ‘Microwave-induced temperature felds in cylindrical samples of graphite powder – experimental and modeling studies’, International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer, vol. 87, No 8, pp. 359-368.
C Yang and VV Yakovlev (2013) ‘An efficient empirical model for microwave-induced average temperature of liquid cylindrical reactants’, Journal of Microwave Power and Electromagnetic Energy, 47 (3), pp. 177-185.
As an undergraduate student, I also conducted research in social psychology. I performed human-subject experiments to study the effect of foreign accents on hiring decisions. My result shows a double standard on how men and women are perceived for having a foreign accent.
- C Yang and JL Skorinko (2012) ‘Does having a foreign accent affect men and women differently? Effect of foreign accent and gender on employment decisions and negotiations’, Interactive Qualifying Project Report, Worcester Polytechnic Insitute. PDF.