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 Internet Research, Cyberpsychology, Telematics and Informatics, Scientific Reports, PloS ONE, and Physica A. In 2014, He founded the website of computational communication. You can find his CV here.


  • Information Diffusion
  • Attention Flow
  • Computational Narrative
  • Computational Communication


  • Ph.D in Communication, 2014

    City University of Hong Kong

  • MA in Communication, 2010

    Peking University

  • BS in Journalism, 2008

    Lanzhou University


I am writing a book titled Jumping Over The Network Threshold (In Chinese 《跨越网络的门槛:社交媒体上的信息扩散》). Please check this Github repository to see more information.

  1. I become a Ph.D supervisor in Nanjing University. If you want to study computational communication with me, please feel comfortable contacting me by email.
  2. I was invited to give a talk titled Information diffusion, attention flow, and computational narratives: Reflections on the logic of computational social science (信息扩散、注意力流动和计算叙事:反思计算社会科学的逻辑) on the Annual Conference of CCR, July 17-18, 2021, Xi’an. The slides can be found in the Github repository.
  3. I attended the Swarma ‘Sansi’ Summer Camp, Maoshan, Jurong, July 2-6, 2021.
  4. I attended the 2021 Summer Institute in Computational Social Science (SICSS2021-Beijing) in Beijing during June 14-25, 2021.
  5. I am organizing a Douban group to discuss on the topic of computational communication research.
  6. My ebook Elements of Computational Communication (In Chinese 《计算传播基础讲义》)is available online!

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I am teaching the following courses:

My ebook Elements of Computational Communication (In Chinese 《计算传播基础讲义》)is now available online, enjoy! https://chengjunwang.com/mybook.


  • 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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