· Cognitive mapping/ Social network analysis
· Sociology of scientific knowledge/ Science and technology studies
· Knowledge sharing, group formation and their interactions during the process of interdisciplinary collaborations
· Academic Labor/ Sociology of Labor
ZJU100 Young Professor, Department of Sociology, Zhejiang University
Distinguished Researcher, Research Center for Private Entrepreneurs, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences
Member, Chinese Sociological Association and International Sociological Association
Member of the European association for the study of science and technology (EASST).
Member of the society for social studies of science (4S).
Dai, L. 2020. What are fake interdisciplinary collaborations and why do they occur? Nature Index. https://www.natureindex.com/news-blog/what-are-fake-interdisciplinary-collaborations-and-w hy-do-they-occur.
Dai, L., and Boos, M. 2019. Mapping the right fit for knowledge sharing. Nature. doi: 10.1038/d41586-019-03558-5.
Dai, L., and Boos, M. 2017. How Much Sharing is Enough? Cognitive Patterns in Building Interdisciplinary Collaborations. In X. Fu, J. Luo, & M. Boos (Eds). Social Network Analysis: Interdisciplinary Approaches and Case Studies, 41-70. NW: CRC Press.
Ph.D. of sociology, the Department for Social and Communication Psychology at the Georg-Elias-Müller-Institute of Psychology. Supervisors: Prof. Margarete Boos, Prof. Regina Bendix and Prof. Karin Kurz, 2020
Visiting Scholar in the Computer Network Group, Institute of Informatics, University of Göttingen, Germany, 2012
Master Degree in Sociology, Tsinghua University, Beijing, 2012
Bachelor Degree in Computer Sciences, Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications, 2009
Academic paper writing, Sociology of science, Social network theory and analysis