Rongxin Ouyang

Jan 1, 2020
Major in Communication, working as a PM now. Please feel free to call me Reynard. Looking for PhD vacancies in social impacts of technology, digital inequality, platform labor, or computational social science.


MA in Communication, minor in Finance, Peking University, 2018-21
Dissertation: “Ascribed Inequality and the ‘Disadvantaged Chance’ in Online Social Capital: The Case of GitHub in China” Committee: Changjiang Yu (Chair), Shubin Yu , Jing Meng Advisor: Weiming Ye, AP; interested in platform labor, ICTs & society GPA: 3.4/4.0
BA in Journalism, studied Law, China University of Political Science and Law, 2014-18
Advisor: Kai Cui, AP; interested in methodology, social impacts of media GPA: 4.4/6.5


Algorithm Mediated Platform Labor National Project, Funded by China National Social Science Foundation, 2019-21
Project Leader: Weiming Ye Role: principle data analyst and co-author, engaged in design, conduction, and publication Highlights: empirically unravels timing and spatial conflicts and suggests the relocation of, utilization of, and platformization beneath them Results: a journal publication (co-authored, CSSCI), a reprinted paper, an award and several other paper publications
Digital Inequality on GitHub MA Dissertation, HSBC Business School, Peking University, 2018-21
Advisor: Weiming Ye Role: principle investigator Highlights: this paper empirically supports a digital inequality with offline antecedents, though companied by a moderation effect; our work also calls for an objective while interacted approach in relevant studies Results: a master degree and an IAMCR conference paper


Peer-reviewed Journals

Ye, W. & Ouyang, R. (2020). Restructuring Time and Space: Research on Algorithm Mediated Online Labor. Zhejiang Academic Journal, 2, 167-176. - CSSCI, also reprinted by Theoretical Economics of Replicated Journals of Renmin University of China (No. 5, 2020, another CSSCI-treated journal) - Awarded Qihao Academic Research Awards (2020)
(under review) Ouyang, R. & Ye, W. (2022). Ascribed Inequality and the “Disadvantaged Chance” in Online Social Capital: The Case of GitHub in China.

Conference Papers

Ouyang, R. & Ye, W. (2020). Inequality of Online Social Capital: Evidence from GitHub in China. the Annual Conference of the International Association for Media and Communication Research. Tampere.
Ye, W., Ouyang, R. (2019). Learning to Take Orders: Time and Space Research on Algorithm Mediated Online Labor. The Fifth Forum on Internet Anthropology. Guangzhou, China.
Ouyang, R. (2019). Decentralization? Large-scale SNA on an Open Source Community. the 2019 annual conference of China Computational Communication Research Association. Guangzhou, China.



2023, New Media & Society, SSCI Q1, IF 5.0 (5yrs-IF 6.9)


Product Designer , OPPO, 2021-22
Responsible for: game distribution, data infrastructure, and governance Led: a ML-driven recommendation system, statistical interval estimation based UI improvements, and best practice in privacy
Product Designer (Internship), Kuaishou, 2020-21
Responsible for: video editor, data-driven strategies, and a major user survey Led: video stabilization and survey implementation; supported subtitle editing


Honors Graduates, 2018, 21 Qihao Academic Research Award, 2020 Graduate Student Scholarship, 2018, 19, 20 Merit Student, 2017, 19 The First Prize Scholarship, 2017 China National Scholarship, 2017 China National Encouragement Scholarship, 2015, 16


Quant. and Programing Skills
Practiced computational methods social network, path analysis, OLS/ PLS regression, LR, decision tree based (random forests, GBDT), neural methods (ANN)
Data related capability Python, R, SPSS, SmartPLS, lavaan and more
Full-marked Courses and Teaching Assistance
Math, Social Research Methods (TA), Research on Future Media (dubbed Applied Data Analytics, TA), New Media and Society (TA), Visual Communications
English: proficient (IELTS 7); Chinese: native; Spanish: learning for fun : )


Email: [email protected] GitHub: reycn Twitter: useroffline

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