Donglin ZENG received his Ph.D. in Social Science from the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. His research agenda focuses on spatial analysis, urban sociology, and quantitative methods. Motivated by a theoretical interest in social disorganization and neighborhood effects, his research aims to use empirical data and socioeconomic big data to understand where people are living in urban areas are shaped by the social structure of the residential context. From a comparative perspective, his current research aims to examine how the social environment in the immediate residential context interacted with personal socio-economic status determinates the well-being of individuals in cities. His work has been published in Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, Health & Place, and 《社会》.