I am currently an Associate Professor at the Department of Communication, Michigan State University (MSU). I am also a research affiliate at the Web Mining Lab of City University of Hong Kong (CityU) directed by Dr. Jonathan Zhu and at the Quello Center of MSU directed by Dr. William Dutton.
I am serving on the editorial board of several communication journals, including Asian Journal of Communication, Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication, and Journal of Broadcasting & Electronic Media.
I was the 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 got my PhD in Communication from the Department of Media and Communication at CityU in 2008 and worked as a research fellow at the Web Mining Lab of CityU from 2008 to 2009.
The special issue on Computational Methods for Communication Science, co-edited by Wouter van Atteveldt and I, is published at Communication Methods and Measures.
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.