My name is Jie Qin. I am currently the Professor of Communications at Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD Hong Kong) and a member of Web Mining Lab. I got my PhD from the Department of Media and Communication at City University of Hong Kong, where I was trained to be a scholar. After working at SCAD for five years, my new dreams are to create something that breaks disciplinary boundaries and to be an innovative educator who fosters 4C’s (Communication, Collaboration, Creativity and Critical thinking). My ultimate goal of life is to be an author.
[December 2019] I was invited by Beijing Normal University at Zhuhai and gave a talk at the Forum for International Young Scholars.
[October 2019] 2019 marks my fifth year at SCAD. I got the 5-Year Achievement Award!
[March, 2019] I made the President’s List of Teaching Excellence again.
[January, 2018] I am awarded for teaching excellence! It does mean something in a liberal arts college like SCAD, which puts so much emphasis on fostering a student-centered environment. [link to my story]
[August, 2017] I was invited by Annual Conference on Digital Media Studies in Beijing to present my research study titled “An Analysis of the Public Profiles of Digital Humanities Scholars”.
[May, 2017] Published! My new work on human production! Welcome my baby boy to the world!
[November, 2016] I was invited by the Communication Ph.D. Students Association at CityU to give a talk on “How to Find a Faculty Position”.
[June, 2016] I was invited by Peking University Shenzhen Graduate School to give a talk titled “Data Journalism: From Story to Product”. [slides]
[May, 2016] I was invited as the moderator the 2016 CityU Workshop on Computational Approaches to Big Data in the Social Sciences and Humanities. Check out the amazing speakers, who are pioneering computational social scientists. [link]
[December, 2015] I led the Data Journalism workshop at Fudan University. [course info in Chinese]
[November, 2015] My talk titled “The Utility and Effectiveness of Social Media in the Higher Education Classes” was highlighted as SCAD Hong Kong Faculty Development Council Fall Quarter Event.
[October, 2015] My research article titled “Hero on Twitter, Traitor on News: How Social Media and Legacy News Frame Snowden The International Journal of Press/Politics” ranks the 4th most-read article in The International Journal of Press/Politics (IJPP).
[September , 2015] First work anniversary at SCAD Hong Kong.
[August 14 , 2014] Oral defense! Big day! Learn more about my dissertation: Emergence, Evolution, and Effectiveness of Interorganizational Computer-mediated Communication Networks: A Study of the Hyperlink Networks among Environmental Non-governmental Organizations in the United States and China.
[July, 2014] Went to Fudan Intensive Summer Training Workshop on Computational Communication Research (CCR) and gave lectures on data visualization. Great experience! All the slides are available here.
[June, 2014] Preparing for the Web Mining Workshop at Fudan summer school in Shanghai next month. I will give lectures on data visualization.
[May 22-26, 2014] ICA in Seattle! I have two papers presented: One with Dr. Winson Peng of NTU, titled Measuring Public Attention on Environment and Energy Issues With Google Trends: A Validity Assessment ; and the other with my lab members, titled Tracking Exclusive Sentiment of Citizenship through Google Trends: A Comparative Study of Hong Kong, Singapore, and Taiwan.
[May 5, 2014] Paper got accepted by the International Workshop on The Power of Nation, Party and Place: Political Identities and Democracy in Southeast Asia. The study I will introduce is among the projects on Measuring Public Attention：Search Queries vs. Opinion Polls.
[April 25, 2014] I gave a lecture on visualization of web data. I introduced Wordle, HTML5 Word Cloud, Voyant Tools, NodeXL, Google Fusion Tables, and Google Charts.