Dr. Zhijin Zhong, alumni of the Web Mining Lab, has recently been promoted to a Full Professor at Sun Yat-Sen University (SYSU) in Guangzhou.
After obtaining her PhD in Communication from City University of Hong Kong in 2009, Zhijin started her career at the School of Communication and Design of SYSU. Her research interest focuses on social media and communication, political communication and social capital. She has published widely on these topics at high-ranked SSCI journals, such as New Media & Society, Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication, Political Psychology, Computers & Education, Computers in Human Behavior, and elsewhere. Her research has been supported by National Social Sciences Funds of China and Ministry of Education in China.
Zhijin got her BA and MA degrees in Information Management from Peking University and was a Fulbright visiting scholar at University of California Santa Barbara (USA).