One paper accepted by NetSci-X 2020

The article, entitled “The virality and growth of cascades” has been accepted as an oral presentation at NetSci-X 2020, Tokyo. Two members of the Web Mining Lab, Mr. Yafei Zhang and Prof. Jonathan Zhu, participated in this study. In this work, they proposed a novel approach to characterize the virality of cascades and introduced a

Paper on mobile health apps published

The article, entitled “Who is tracking health on mobile devices: A behavioral logfile analysis in Hong Kong”, has been published on JMIR mHealth and uHealth by Lu Guan, Tai-quan Peng, and Jonathan Zhu. In their article, they analyzed users’ mHealth app activities from a representative panel of about 2500 users in Hong Kong. Their findings

Lingfei Wu accepts faculty position at University of Pittsburgh

Congratulations to Dr. Lingfei Wu, who has accepted a faculty position in the School of Computing and Information at the University of Pittsburgh. After graduation from the Web Mining Lab in 2013, Lingfei worked at Baidu, Arizona State University and University of Chicago, respectively. He has published dozens of articles in top-tier journals, including Nature,

Special issue on computational social science (CSS) published at Asian Journal of Communication

Asian Journal of Communication, an SSCI journal with a dedicated focus on Asian communication research, has published a special issue co-edited by three members of the lab, Dr. Jonathan Zhu, Dr. Winson Peng, and Dr. Hai Liang. The full volume can be accessed at The theme of the special issue is “Introducing Computational Social Science