Xiao Yang

Graduate Student Researcher

I am a fifth-year doctoral student working with Drs. Nilam Ram and Scott Gest. My research interest has been focusing on intensive longitudinal data analysis (especially multivariate time-series analysis), network analysis and complex developmental processes. I received a Bachelor degree in automation engineering and a Master degree in Computer Science from Tsinghua University, and a Master degree in Statistics from Columbia University. When studying at Columbia, I also worked with Dr. Geraldine Downey and her Social Relations Lab on unique social cognitive patterns of Borderline Personality Disorder patients, including rejection sensitivity, emotion recognition, and impulsivity. 


Chiatti, A., Yang, X., Brinberg, M., Cho, M. Jung, Gagneja, A., Ram, N., et al.. (2017). Text Extraction from Smartphone Screenshots to Archive in situ Media Behavior. In The Knowledge Capture Conference. presented at the 12/2017, Austin, TX, USANew York, New York, USA: ACM Press. doi:10.1145/314801110.1145/3148011.3154468
Berenson, K. R., Gregory, W. Ellen, Glaser, E., Romirowsky, A., Rafaeli, E., Yang, X., & Downey, G.. (2016). Impulsivity, Rejection Sensitivity, and Reactions to Stressors in Borderline Personality Disorder. Cognitive Therapy and Research, 40(4), 510 - 521. presented at the Jan-08-2016. doi:10.1007/s10608-015-9752-y