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 the Socrates Lab. He is also a research member of Web Mining Lab, City University of Hong Kong. His research interest focuses on employing big data, computational methods, and social theories to study human communication behaviors, including but not limited to information diffusion, attention flow, and computational narrative. His research on computational communication appears in both SSCI and SCI indexed journals. His new book Jumping over the network threshold: Information diffusion on social media (in Chinese 《跨越网络的门槛：社交媒体上的信息扩散》) has recently been published by the Science Press in July 2022. You can find his CV here.
Ph.D in Communication, 2014
City University of Hong Kong
MA in Communication, 2010
BS in Journalism, 2008
My book Jumping over the network threshold: Information diffusion on social media (in Chinese 《跨越网络的门槛：社交媒体上的信息扩散》) has been published by the Science Press in July 2022. Inspired by this book, I am working on writing another book titled Computational Narrative.
Jan 10th, 2023, I am recruiting well motivated and dedicated Ph.D. and master students. Undergraduate students are also encouraged to contact me by my email. The application materials should include you CV, transcript, writing sample, and personal statement.
Please kindly notethat the url of the online book has been changed to https://chengjun.github.io/mybook/.
I am teaching the following courses:
I am planning to teach a undergraduate course based on Professor Liu Junqiang’s book titled The Craft of Writing (《写作是门手艺》). Github Repo.
I finished reading the book 「原因と結果」の経済学―――データから真実を見抜く思考法 and I think it is very useful as the textbook for the class of Causal Inference 101. Check the Slides and Notebook.
My ebook Elements of Computational Communication (In Chinese 《计算传播学网络讲义》）is now available online, enjoy! https://chengjun.github.io/mybook.
I am organizing the Tycho Reading Club to discuss the computational social science every Wendesday at News Coffee. You can learn about our future activies by scanning the QR code below or watch the videos of prior activites.
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