Chen Wang is a PhD candidate in the Politics Department at the University of Virginia. He received B.A. in Economics and M.A. in International Economics from the University of International Relations (China) and M.S. in Applied Economics from Johns Hopkins University. His research focuses on international security, terrorism, and Chinese politics. His dissertation explores the impact of leadership turnovers on interstate relations. In his work, he applies a variety of methods, including statistical analysis, formal modeling, machine learning, and archival works.