ABOUT ME

I'm a Ph.D. candidate in the Media, Technology, and Society program at Northwestern University. I am working in the Science of Networks in Communities (SONIC) Research Group led by Dr. Noshir Contractor. My research applies social network analysis to understand team processes in both academic and organizational settings to further improve management and team performance. Before starting my Ph.D., I graduated from Cornell University with a B.S. degree in Information Science and Communication. At Cornell, I was fortunate to work with Dr. Poppy McLeod in the Group Interpersonal Communication Research Lab (GRIP).

My full CV is available here.

CONTACT
Email: jasminewu@u.northwestern.edu
Twitter: @ywu2450

ADDRESS
Frances Searle Building 1-459C
Evanston, IL 60201


NEWS

RESEARCH
Papers
Wu, Y. J., Antone, B., Srinivas, A., DeChurch, L. A., & Contractor, N. S. Teamwork in the time of COVID-19: Creating, dissolving, and reactivating network ties in response to a crisis. (2021). Journal of Applied Psychology, 106(10), 1483–1492. https://doi.org/10.1037/apl0000969.
Lungeanu, A., Whalen, R., Wu, Y. J., DeChurch, L. A., & Contractor, N. S. Title removed for blind review. Topic: Text analytics for team expertise diversity. (Under review at Network Science).

Refereed presentations
Wu, Y. J.,, Antone, B., DeChurch, L. A., & Contractor, N. S. (2022, July) How does hybrid work work? Effects of perceptions of technology on advice tie dissolution in the transition to hybrid work. To be presented at the 8th International Conference of Computational Social Science (IC2S2), Chicago, IL.
Wu, Y. J., Gao, B., DeChurch, L. A., & Contractor, N. S. (2022, July). What fosters trust? Effect of perceived proximity and serendipitous encounters on trust network during hybrid work. To be presented at the Sunbelt Conference of the International Network for Social Network Analysis (INSNA), Cairns, Australia.
Zhu, M., Wu, Y. J., Lin, L., DeChurch, L. A., & Contractor, N. S. (2022, May). Reimagining relational inertia: The dynamics of communication patterns in response to an exogenous crisis. To be presented at the 72nd Annual Conference of the International Communication Association (ICA), Paris, France.
Wu, Y. J., Agur, C., Rabindra, R., Sundar, S. S., Ang, P. H., Jone, S., Ellison, N., & Contractor, N. S. (2022, May). One association, many networks: ICA, membership, and identity in the field of communication. To be presented at the 72nd Annual Conference of the International Communication Association (ICA), Paris, France.
Wu, Y. J., Srinivas, A., Antone, B., DeChurch, L. A., & Contractor, N. S. (2021, January 29). Social network churn within and between teams in times of COVID-19. Presented at the Third North American Social Networks Conference (NASN).
Antone, B., Wu, Y. J., Chan, C., Li, H., Xu, Y., Lane, J. N., DeChurch, L. A., Leonardi, P. M., & Contractor, N. S. (2020). Teaming in the time of Covid: Reconfiguration of workplace communication networks. Presented at the Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS) Annual Meeting.
Wu, Y. J., Antone, B., Chan, C., DeChurch, L. A., & Contractor, N. S. (2020, Sep). Status difference and network mobilization in organizations in times of COVID-19. Poster presented at the Organizational Communication Mini-Conference (OCMC).
Lungeanu, A., Whalen, R., Wu, Y. J., DeChurch, L. A., & Contractor, N. S. (2020, Jul). Text and network: Mapping changes in the expertise diversity of patent teams. Presented at the Virtual Sunbelt Conference of the International Network for Social Network Analysis (INSNA).
Wu, Y. J. (2020, May). Leveraging co-authorship network to understand research performance in Communication. Paper presented at the 70th Annual Conference of the International Communication Association (ICA), virtual. Top Student Paper Award, Communication and Technology Division.
Wu, Y. J., Chan, C., Jin, C, McLeod, P., & Williams, M. (2019, Sep). Effects of avatar gender on negotiation in an immersive virtual environment. Paper presented at the 105th Annual Conference of the National Communication Association (NCA), Baltimore, MD. Top Student Paper Award, Group Communication Division.
Wu, Y. J., Chan, C., Jin, C, McLeod, P., & Williams, M. (2018, May). Extended Abstract: Effects of avatar gender on negotiation strategy and outcomes in an immersive virtual environment. Presented at the 68th Annual Conference of the International Communication Association (ICA), Prague, Czech Republic.


SELECT HONORS AND GRANTS
  • SIOP Student Travel Award, 2022
  • Strategic and Organizational Communication Module Fellow, Department of Communication Studies, Northwestern University, 2022
  • Northwestern University School of Communication Graduate Fellowship, 2019 - 20, 2022 - 23
  • Department of Communication Studies Travel Grants, 2019
  • MTS Conference Travel Grants, 2019, 22
  • Anson H. Rowe Award, Department of Communication, Cornell University (Granted to a senior for overall scholastic achievement), 2019
  • Ann S. and Robert R. Morley Student Research Fund, 2018
  • Undergraduate Summer Research Grant, 2018


EDUCATION
Northwestern University, 2023 (expected)
Ph.D. in Media, Technology, and Society
M.S. in Statistics

Cornell University, 2019
B.S. in Information Science
B.S. in Communication
Magna Cum Laude

TEACHING EXPERIENCE (All served as teaching assistant)
Northwestern University
Social Network Analysis (Spring 2021, Fall 2021, Winter 2022), Dr. Noshir Contractor
Understanding and Leveraging Networks (Spring 2020, 2021), Dr. Noshir Contractor

Cornell University
Explorations in Social Science (Fall 2018), Drs. Michael Macy & Stephen Ceci
Research Methods in Communication (Fall 2017), Dr. Natalie Bazarova
Networks (Fall 2017), Drs. Jon Kleinberg & David Easley