Tianguang Meng is an associate professor in the Department of Political Science at the School of Social Sciences in Tsinghua University, the director of The Research Center on Data and Governance, and the executive director of Tsinghua Computational Social Science Institute. His research interest includes political institutions, public opinion and policy making, big data and Cyber governance, and political economy in China. He hosts both survey projects like China Urban Governance Survey (2015, 2018) and Public Official Survey, and several big data based research projects such as Government responsiveness in local China (2014), Social Media and Governance (2015), Legal Openness (2018), and Data governance (2018). His articles have been published in Comparative Political Studies, Governance, Global Environmental Change, Social Science Research, Policy Study Journal, International Journal of Public Opinion 56
Research, and Cass Journal of Political Science. He earned the B.A. and Ph.D. degrees in political science from Peking University. Previously, He was a visiting scholar in Harvard University and University of California, San Diego.