近年来，先后在《中国社会科学》、《社会学研究》等国内权威期刊和British Journal of Sociology、Social Networks、Social Science Research等国际重要学术刊物发表学术论文多篇。2015年获得陆学艺社会学发展基金会优秀成果奖。他近期的研究主要利用海量数字化资料（如谷歌图书语料库、百度搜索、新浪微博、《全唐诗》等）进行宏观或微观层面的社会学定量分析。
Professor Chen Yunsong has been appointed Chinese Co-Director of the HNC
Chen Yunsong joins the Hopkins-Nanjing Center from the Sociology Department at Nanjing University, where he is a Professor of Sociology. Professor Chen’s research interests are in quantitative sociology and he has broad research interests in the fields of big data, social networks and social governance. He has taught classes in social networks, sociological analysis using big data, and advanced quantitative methods in sociology.
Supported by a Clarendon Scholarship, Professor Chen earned his DPhil in Sociology at Nuffield College, the University of Oxford. His recent academic work has appeared in leading English-language journals including Social Networks, Social Science Research, and British Journal of Sociology, as well as top Chinese journals including Social Science in China and Journal of Chinese Sociology. He was awarded the Distinguished Scholarly Publication Award by the Lu Xueyi Sociology Development Foundation. His newer research agenda extends his earlier research to broader fields with novel data extracted from enormous volumes of digitized data (e.g., Google Books N-gram corpus, Baidu Search Engine, Sina-Microblog, Complete Tang Poetry, to name a few) to conduct quantitative analysis at macro or micro levels.