Jing-Mao Ho

Jing-Mao Ho, Ph.D

Visiting Assistant Professor, Data Science


Jing-Mao Ho, Ph.D., does empirical and theoretical work at the intersection of social science, computer science, and statistics. His doctoral dissertation explores the relationship between statistics, societies, and power. He is currently involved in projects on a variety of substantive topics, such as social networks, world society, democracy, trust, mobilization, crime, deviance, and social control, organizations, elites, and methodology.

Dr. Ho specializes in analyzing data to obtain insights into human behavior and social interactions, with 10+ years of developing and applying statistical methods, computational models, and machine learning algorithms. He also investigates the philosophical and mathematical foundations of predictive modeling. He is a member in the American Sociological Association (ASA) and Association for Computing Machinery (ACM).

Honors and Distinctions

  • Ph.D. in Sociology, Cornell University
  • M.A. in Sociology, National Taiwan University
  • M.S. in Computer Science, National Taiwan University
  • B.S. in Information Engineering, I-Shou University
  • Selected Graduate Teaching Fellowship, Center for Teaching Excellence, Cornell University
  • Creativity, Innovation, and Entrepreneurship Grants, Institute for Social Sciences, Cornell University