Lianghao Dai is a doctoral candidate in sociology at University of Göttingen (Germany). Previously he was trained in computer sciences (B.A. at the Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications) and sociology (M.A. at Tsinghua University). Currently, his research focuses on the production and interaction of knowledge and interdependence of academic researchers in interdisciplinary collaborative teams. Generally, he is also interested in cognitive and organizational mechanics of academic researches and multi-scalar social networks.