I am currently an Associate Professor at the Department of Communication, Michigan State University (MSU).
My broad research interest lies in the application of various computational methods (e.g., network and spatial modeling, text mining, temporal and sequential modeling) to examine the structure & dynamics of human communication phenomena on social and mobile media.
I got my PhD in Communication from the Department of Media and Communication at City University of Hong Kong (CityU) in 2008. I am a research affiliate of
I am serving on the editorial board of several peer-reviewed journals in communication research, including Communication Methods and Measures, Journal of Broadcasting & Electronic Media, and Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication.
I was the book review editor of Asian Journal of Communication (2014-2018). I was the founding member and inaugural chair of the Computational Methods Interest Group (2016-2017) at International Communication Association.
I worked at the Wee Kim Wee School of Communication and Information, Nanyang Technological University from 2013 to 2016 and at the Faculty of Humanities and Arts, Macau University of Science and Technology from 2009 to 2013. I worked as a research fellow at the Web Mining Lab of CityU from 2008 to 2009.