Kai Zhu (朱开)

Bocconi University

I am an Assistant Professor at Bocconi University in Milan Italy. I obtained my PhD in Information Systems from Boston University. My research broadly seek to understand how digital technologies change market, media, politics, and society. In my research, I combine machine learning, natural language processing, causal inference, and other computational tools to learn about human behavior and system dynamics in the real-world using large-scale structured and unstructured data.


  • Computational Social Science
  • Causal Inference
  • Text as Data
  • Complex Network


  • Ph.D. in Information Systems

    Boston University

  • M.A. in Economics

    Indiana University

  • B.A. in Economics

    Peking University

  • B.S. in Computer Science

    Beijing Language and Culture University

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