Lu Won an Outstanding Research Papers Award from the College

February 3, 2020 by · Leave a Comment
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Lu has received an Outstanding Research Papers Awards Scheme for PhD Students from the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences (CLASS). The scheme is to award PhD students for publishing in top quality journals during their studies and will grant HK$5,000 to cover the cost of copy-editing.

Lu was awarded for her publication, entitled “Who is tracking health on mobile devices: A behavioral logfile analysis in Hong Kong”, on JMIR mHealth and uHealth in 2019. In her article, she analyzed users’ mHealth app activities from a representative panel of about 2500 users in Hong Kong. The findings suggest the use of mHealth apps demonstrates a significant temporal pattern and such temporal pattern is moderated by individuals’ demographic characteristics.

A new project on public sentiment toward emerging diseases

November 11, 2016 by · Leave a Comment
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Winson Peng was recently awarded a pilot research grant by Trifecta which is an interdisciplinary research initiative at Michigan State University (MSU, In collaboration with colleagues from the College of Engineering at MSU, Winson will employ voluminous user-generated data on Twitter and integrate sentiment mining, network analysis, and time series modeling to examine how individual sentiment toward emerging diseases would evolve and diffuse.

After three-year work at Nanyang Technological University of Singapore, Winson has started his new job as Associate Professor (with tenure) at the Department of Communication of MSU on August, 2016.

Winson act as a Co-PI in a HK$4.5 Million Project

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Winson Peng will act as a Co-PI in a large-scale research project on “ALTMETRICS: RETHINKING AND EXPLORING NEW WAYS OF MEASURING RESEARCH”. The project is funded by National Research Foundation of Prime Minister’s Office of Singapore in the amount of SGD 766,000 (equivalent to about HK$4.5 million). The project is led by Prof. Theng Yin Leng from Wee Kim Wee School of Communication and Information (WKWSCI) at Nanyang Technological University (NTU), with collaborators from WKWSCI, School of Computing Engineering, and Research Support Office of NTU.

After joining NTU in July 2013, Winson has received research grants from the Academic Research Fund of Ministry of Education in Singapore, Microsoft, and NTU. His recent research outputs from these projects have appeared or will appear in Communication Research, Internet Research, and IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics.

Winson Secures One More Research Grant

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Recently Winson Peng was awarded an Academic Research Fund (AcRF) Tier 1 Grant at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. The grant is in the amount of SGD72,000 (equivalent to HKD450,000), which will be used to support a 3-year research project entitled “Unravelling the Diffusion Dynamics of Viral Marketing Messages: Roles of Structural Positions, Messages Characteristics, and Topic Publics”. In 2013, Winson received a research grant from Microsoft in the amount of SGD25,000 to carry on a project on social happiness on Twitter.

Zhang Lun and Winson Received CNY200K Grant from NSSFC

June 17, 2014 by · 1 Comment
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Zhang Lun and Winson have received a research grant for young scholars from the national social science foundation of China (NSSFC). According to the national planning office of philosophy and social science (NPOPSS), the average success rate for NSSFC2014 is 13.6%. Their 2-year research project, entitled as “Dynamics of Framing on Public Events in Social Media (14CXW015)”, aims at exploring the evolving patterns of frames on given public events in social media.


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