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We suggest that the tree-like, stable structure of clickstream networks reveals the time-sensitive preference of users in online browsing. To test our assumption, we discuss three models on individual browsing behavior, and compare the simulation results with empirical data.
In Scientific Reports 6, Article number: 34059 (2016) doi:10.1038/srep34059, 2016.

Recent Publications

SSCI/SCI Publications

. 计算社会科学视野下的新闻学研究:挑战与机遇. 新闻大学,2017(4)26-32, 2017.

PDF Project

. Analyzing Mobile Phone Data With Network Science. The 67th Annual Conference of International Communication Association (ICA), San Diego, USA, May 27, 2017.

. 作为社会动员过程的互联网众筹公益:以腾讯乐捐为例. 《中国网络传播研究》, 2017.

. Building Open Teams to Leverage the Power of Turnover. Work in progress, 2017.

. 空间约束的人类行为. 胡泳、王俊秀(编)《连接之后: 公共空间重建与权力再分配》.北京:人民邮电出版社. pp. 262-271, 2017.


. Jumping over the Network Threshold of Information Diffusion. Work in progress, 2017.

. 找回失落的参考群体:对“沉默的螺旋”进行多主体建模. Work in progress, 2017.

. The Landscape of Information Diffusion on Sina Weibo. Work in progress, 2017.


  • Bringing Back the Reference Group: Agent-based Modeling of Spiral of Silence. National postdoc grant (¥50000, 2015M571722)
  • The Network Threshold of the Formation and Diffusion of Public Opinion. National Social Science Fundation for Young Scholars(¥200’000, 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

Recent Posts

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News Map is built upon cartogram.js to visualize the Chinese provinces.


Using the Data from Global Terrorism Database (GTD) and googleVis-0.5.8, I visualize the global terrorism attacks over time. The remarkable negative relationship between kills and political stability can clearly observed.


networkdiffusion, an R package which can help simulate and visualize the network diffusion. Slides.

Wang, C.J. (2017) networkdiffusion: Simulating and Visualizing Network Diffusion Using R. The 10th China R Conference. Beijing, May 20-21.


scholarNetwork, a Python package to crawl and visualize the coauthor network of Google Scholars.


iching, a Python package that employs the Achillea millefolium method to practise divination of I Ching (易经的蓍草卜卦方法).



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 Undergraduate Course Data Journalism
  • NJU Undergraduate Course Computational Communication


  • [email protected]
  • +86 025-83686110
  • Room A307, Feiyimin Building, 22 Gulou District, Nanjing University, Jiangsu, 210093, China
  • Tuesday 14:00 to 17:00 or email for appointment


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