Dr. Lianghao Dai

Georg-Elias-Müller-Institut für Psychologie

Raum: 3.134

+49 (0)551 39-4627



Sprechstunde: nach Vereinbarung



01/2021 - present

 Postdoc am Department of Sociology, Zhejiang University

09/2012 - 12/2020

Promotion zum Doktor of Philosophy (Ph.D) im Fach Soziologie an der Universität Göttingen. Abteilung der Sozial und Kommunikationspsychologie an dem Georg-Elias-Müller-Institut der Psychologie. Betreuung durch Prof. Margarete Boos, Prof. Regina Bendix und Prof. Karin Kurz



Exkursion in der Gruppe Computer Network, Institut für Informatik, Universität Göttingen, Deutschland

09/2009 - 07/2012

Master in Soziologie, Tsinghua-Universität Peking

09/2005 - 07/2009

Bachelor in Informatik, Universität für Post und Fernmeldewesen, Peking




Dai L. 2019. Beyond the “Mode 2”–the problem of research interdependence in interdisciplinary collaboration in Germany. The Youth Academic Forum 2019 the Institute for the History of Natural Sciences Chinese Academy of Sciences. June 22-23. Beijing.

Dai L. 2019. Opening the Black Box–the cognitive and organisational foundations of knowledge interactions in interdisciplinary scientific collaboration. Invited talk. April 9 2019. The Technology University of Berlin. Berlin Germany.

Dai, L. (2018, September). At the edge of disciplinary mindsMeta-cognition and inter-disciplinary collaboration in a German university. Paper presented at The Annual Meeting of the Association of Social Anthropologists of the UK and Commonwealth (ASA). Oxford, UK.

Dai, L. (2018, August). Opening the Black BoxThe cognitive mapping approach in the study of interdisciplinary collaborations. Paper presented at The Annual Meeting of the Society for Social Studies of Science (4S). Sydney, Australia.

Dai, L. (2018, July). To collaborate interdisciplinarily but work disciplinarily?Division of scientific labor and cognitive dynamics in interdisciplinary collaboration. Paper presented at The Annual Meeting of the European Association for the Study of Science and Technology (EASST). Lancaster, UK.

Speech. Opening the “black box” of scientific knowledge production in interdisciplinary  collaborations--towards a cognitive map approach. Department congress. June, 2017.  Georg-Elias Müller-Institute of Psychology, Georg-August-Universität Göttingen, Deutschland.

Dai, L., & Zhang, T. 2014. University as Factory: Academic Labor and Its Work Process in Chinese Universities. Society for the Advancement of Socio-Economics (SASE), 10-12, July 2014, Chicago, USA.

Dai, L., Luo, J., Fu, X., & Li, Z. 2012. Predicting Offline Behaviours from Online Features - an  Ego-centric Dynamical Network Approach. Proceedings of the First ACM International Workshop on Hot Topics on Interdisciplinary Social Networks Research, ACM KDD 2012,  August 2012, Beijing, China. (link)

Dai, L., and Luo, J. 2010. (in Chinese) An Introduction to Interaction-Power Model—A New Framework. Annual Conference of Chinese Network on Social Network Studies. December, 2010. Guangzhou, China


Förderungen und Preise 


  • Emergency Grant, The Göttingen Graduate School of Social Sciences (GGG)
    • 1600 € per month to cover students' final half year's thesis writing. Awarded to those with excellent research abilities, children and hard financial situation. Only two candidates are honored each year.


  • Departmental Conference Fund, Institute of Psychology, University of Göttingen
    • 2000 € to cover travelling fees caused by conference attendance.
  • Fee waiver of the 2018 Annual Meeting of the European Association for the Study of Science and Technology (EASST)
  • Travel Grant for Conferences, Universitätsbund Göttingen
    • Awarded to support conference attendance




  • Cognitive Mapping / Soziale Netzwerkanalyse
  • Soziologie des wissenschaftlichen Wissens / Wissenschaft und Technologie Studien
  • Wissensaustausch, Gruppenbildung und ihre Interaktionen im Prozess der interdisziplinären Zusammenarbeit
  • Akademische Arbeit / Soziologie der Arbeit


Publikationen und Vorträge