Cheng-Jun Wang

Associate Professor

Nanjing University


Cheng-Jun Wang is currently an associate professor in the School of Journalism and Communication, Nanjing University. He is the director of Computational Communication Collaboratory, and a research member of Web Mining Lab. His research on computational communication appears in both SSCI and SCI indexed journals, such as Scientific Reports, PloS ONE, Physica A, Cyberpsychology. In 2014, He founded the website of computational communication. You can find his CV here.


  • Attention Networks
  • Computational Communication
  • Public Discussion
  • Computational Storytelling


  • Ph.D in Communication, 2014

    City University of Hong Kong

  • MA in Communication, 2010

    Peking University

  • BS in Journalism, 2008

    Lanzhou University


I am teaching the following courses:

  • FDU Graduate Course Introduction to Computational Communication

    See this GitHub repository for materials of python programming, data collection, basic statistics and machine learning, basic text mining, recommendation system, and communication networks.

  • NJU Master Course Big Data Mining and Analysis

  • NJU Undergraduate Course Data Journalism

  • NJU Undergraduate Course Programming Basics For Computational Communication


  • Bringing Back the Reference Group: Agent-based Modeling of Spiral of Silence. National postdoc grant 2015M571722
  • The Network Threshold of the Formation and Diffusion of Public Opinion. National Social Science Fundation for Young Scholars 15CXW017

Attention Networks

This project aims to study the attention dynamics using flow network analysis.

Computational Communication

This project aims to establish the framework of computational communication


  • [email protected]
  • 163 Xianlin Street, Nanjing, Jiangsu Province 210093
  • Room 450, School of Journalism and Communication, Nanjing University (Xianlin Campus)

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