Kevin Han of ISU visited Web Lab

February 28, 2019 by · Leave a Comment
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Dr. Kevin Gang Han, an associate professor of Greenlee School of Journalism and Communication, Iowa State University (USA), visited the Lab today. An active scholar on mediated health communication, strategic communication, and news framing analysis, Dr. Han exchanged with Prof. Jonathan Zhu and other members of the Lab on opportunities and challenges in research and education of the big data era.

International educators visited the Lab

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A group of four people, including Dr. Qin Jie, graduated from the Lab in 2014 and now a faculty member at the Hong Kong campus of Savannah College of Arts and Design (SCAD), and three educators from the United States and India, visited the Web Mining Lab on July 4th. PhD students including Lu Guan, Yixin Zhou, Yafei Zhang, and Chuang Yin showcased their research studies on blogging activities, emerging adults’ friend selection on social networking sites, online learning mining, and international conflicted opinion mining, which were highly praised by the international educators.


Data Team from CUHK visited the Lab

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A group of seven people, including faculty member, administrators and lab staff from School of Journalism and Communication at Chinese University of Hong Kong visited the Web Mining Lab, on May 11. The visitors toured the lab, the server room, and other facilities to learn the hardware, software, and application setup of the lab. Jonathan Zhu and Lawrence Lau (Department Information Technology Officer), along with other lab members hosted the visit, sharing and discussing with the guests on how we built and maintained the data system and use the facilities for research, teaching and training.



Zhang Lun visited Web Mining Lab

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Dr. Zhang Lun, who graduated from WML in 2012 and is currently an Associate Professor at Bejing Normal University, returned to WML for old times’ sake on Jan 16, 2017. Current members of WML are also thrilled to listen to her reflections on working and doing research in mainland China. Zhang Lun gave some suggestions about learning and welcome everyone to embrace the trend of computational communication research. She discussed with Jonathan about future collaboration.

Zhang Lun also held a Social Network Analysis Workshop at CUHK this month.


Jonathan Visited NTNU

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On Oct 5, Jonathan Zhu gave a talk on computational communication research in big data era (slides) at the Research Institute of Mass Communication, National Taiwan Normal University (NTNU) in Taipei. The NTNU Institute has been a pioneering program in Taiwan in offering graduate-level training on computational methods. Dr. Tosti Chiang (the first from the right) is currently teaching a course on news games in which students design online games for news reporting.

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