政治学系

Department of Political Science

Introduction:

Dr. Yu-Sung Su

Associate Professor, Department of Political Science

School of Social Sciences

Tsinghua University


Education background:

Ph.D. in Political Science, the Graduate School and University Center, City University of New York, 2009.

M.A. in Politics, New York University, 2003.

Master in International Affairs, School of Public and International Affairs, Columbia University, 2002.

B.A. in Diplomacy, National Chengchi University, Taiwan, 1998.


Experience:

Associate Professor, Department of Political Scicence, School of Social Sciences, Tsinghua University, December 2012–Current

Lecturer, Department of Political Science, School of Humanities and Social Sciences, Tsinghua University, August 2010–November 2012

Postdoctoral Research Scholar, Applied Statistics Center at Columbia University & Department of Humanities and Social Sciences at New York University, September 2008–July 2010.

Research Fellow, Applied Statistics Center at Columbia University, September 2007–August 2008.

Research Assistant of Dr. Andrew Gelman, Department of Statistics at Columbia University, September 2006–August 2007.

Teaching Assistant, the Interuniversity Consortium for Political & Social Research (ICPSR), July 2006 - July 2007.

Teaching Assistant, Department of Politics at New York University, Spring 2003.

Assistant Researcher, Chinese Taipei APEC Study Center at Taiwan Institute of Economic, June – August, 2001.

Assistant Researcher, Mainland Affairs Council of the Taiwanese Government, June–September, 1998.


Areas of Research Interests/ Research Projects:

Comparative Democratization, Political Economy, and Political Methodology (Causal Inference, Bayesian Methods, Multilevel Modeling, Missing Data Imputation and Game Theory).


Honors And Awards:

The 2nd Best Teaching Software Award, Tsinghua University, 2012 

Ivo Duchacek Award, for the best article published in a national or international refereed journal or in a referenced book, Department of Political Science, the Graduate School and University Center, City University of New York, 2008.

David Spitz Dissertation Fellowship, the Graduate School and University Center, City University of New York, 2008.

Best Paper Award, for the paper presented at the annual meeting of Taiwanese Political Science Association, Taipei, Taiwan, 2007.

Conference Grant, the Ministry of Education, Taiwan, 2007, 2008.

Graduate Student Travel Grant, American Political Science Association, 2007.

Study Abroad Scholarship, the Ministry of Education, Taiwan, 2007.

Rustow Travel Fellowship, theGraduate School andUniversity Center, CityUniversity of New York, 2007.


Academic Achievement:

Publications

Hill, Jennifer and Yu-Sung Su. 2013. “Addressing Lack of Common Support in Causal Inference.” The Annals of Applied Statistics. In press. (SCI)

Hong, Wei and Yu-Sung Su. 2013. “The Effect of Institutional Proximity in Non-Local University-Industry Collaborations: An Analysis Based on Chinese Patent Data.” Research Policy 42(2):454-464. (SSCI)

Su, Yu-Sung, Andrew Gelman, Jennifer Hill and Masanao Yajima. 2011. “Multiple Imputation with Diagnostics (mi) in R: Opening Windows into the Black Box.” Journal of Statistical Software 52(3):1-31. (SCI)

Gelman, Andrew and Yu-Sung Su. 2010. “Voting by Education in 2008.” Chance 23, (3):8.

Gelman, Andrew, Lane Kenworthy, and Yu-Sung Su. 2010. “Income Inequality and Partisan Voting in the United State.” Social Science Quarterly 91 (5):1203–1291. (SSCI)

Gelman, Andrew, Aleks Jakulin, Maria Grazia Pittau, and Yu-Sung Su. 2009. “A Weakly Informative Default Prior Distribution for Logistic and Other Regression Models.” Annals of Applied Statistics 2, No 4 (2009): 1360–1383. (SCI)

Su, Yu-Sung. 2008. “It’s Easy to Produce Chartjunk Using Microsoft Excel 2007 But Hard to Make Good Graphs.” Computational Statistics & Data Analysis 52 (10): 4594–4601. (SCI)

Lu, Nannan and Yu-Sung Su. "Latin American Studies in China: A Historical and Comparative Perspective." Journal of Latin American Studies 34(2): 15-23. (in Chinese)

Su, Yu-Sung. 2001. “The Analysis of Japan-Singapore Free Trade Agreement.” APEC Review 8. Taipei, Taiwan: Chinese Taipei APEC Study Center of Taiwan Institute of Economic Research (Fall): 37–49. (in Chinese).

Su, Yu-Sung. 2001. “The Analysis of the Notion: ‘The-Winner-Take-All’.” Knowledge-based Economy II. Taipei, Taiwan: Chinese Taipei APEC Study Center of Taiwan Institute of Economic Research (October): 293–313. (in Chinese).

Su, Yu-Sung. 2001. “The Introduction of the APEC Internet Volunteer Program.” APEC Newsletter 23, Taipei, Taiwan: Chinese Taipei APEC Study Center of Taiwan Institute of Economic Research (August). (in Chinese).

Su, Yu-Sung. 2001. “The Introduction to the APEC Manual of Tourism Training.” The Analysis of Selected APEC Issues 2. Taipei, Taiwan: Chinese Taipei APEC Study Center of Taiwan Institute of Economic Research. (Octorber): 173–188. (in Chinese).

Software

Gelman, Andrew, Yu-Sung Su, Masanao Yajima, Jennifer Hill, Maria Grazia Pittau, Jouni Kerman, and Tian Zheng. arm: Data Analysis Using Regression and Multilevel/Hierarchical Models. R package. http://cran.at.r-project.org/web/packages/arm. 2007–.

Gelman, Andrew, Jennifer Hill, Yu-Sung Su, Masanao Yajima, Maria Grazia Pittau. mi: Multiple Imputation and Model Checking. R package. http://cran.at.r-project.org/ web/packages/mi/. 2008–.

Lee, Daniel and Yu-Sung Su. 2010. migui: Graphical User Interface of the mi Package. R package. http://cran.at.r-project.org/web/packages/mi/. 2010–.

Su, Yu-Sung and Masanao Yajima. R2jags: A Package for Running jags from R. R package. http://cran.at.r-project.org/web/packages/R2jags/. 2008–.

Conference Presentations

American Political Science Association, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011

Hawaii International Conference on Social Sciences, 2010

International Studies Association, 2007, 2009

Midwest Political Science Association, 2006, 2007, 2008

Northeastern Political Science Association, 2012

Pennsylvania Political Science Association, 2006

The R User Conference, 2006, 2009

The Society of Political Methodology (Polmeth), 2008

Taiwanese Political Science Association, 2006, 2007, 2013

Taiwan Election and Democratization Survey, 2012