Shih-Chieh (Jeffery) Wang received his M.A. in International Relations at National Taiwan University in 2010 (M.A. Thesis: "A Gender Perspective on Environmental Security: The case Study of The Kyoto Protocol"), and B.A. in Political Science at Chinese Culture University in 2006.
Jeffery Wang was the coordinator of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Small and Medium Enterprise Working Group (SMEWG) for the Taiwanese government over three years. His direct engagement in APEC affairs is invaluable for understanding the complex networks and systems in international cooperation and intergovernmental organizations (IGOs). With the APEC experience, he is employing inferential network models (e.g., exponential random graph models) and agent-based modeling (ABM) to uncover social mechanisms that drive states to cooperate in IGOs.
Awarded and sponsored a four-year fellowship by the Ministry of Education of the Taiwanese Government, he is doing his National Science Foundation Research Traineeship (NRT) Interdisciplinary Dual Ph.D. program in Informatics (Track of Complex Networks and Systems) and Political Science.