Yuner ZHU

ROOM114 Eliot Hall · The University of Hong Kong · Hong Kong ·

Experienced in designing, conducting and teaching computational social science.
Interested in the intertwined relationship between social media and democratic system.

Moving on is my way to keep balance.


Ph.D. Candidate

The University of Hong Kong, JMSC

Theme of Doctoral Thesis: The Evolution of Opinions -- opinion diversity, dynamics and social control from a perspective of evolutionary ecology

Sept 2016 - Present

Post-graduate Study

National Chengchi University (Taipei), Faculty of Communication

Theme of Master Thesis: News frames of Chinese marriage immigrant. Using data-driven method.

Sept 2013 - Aug 2016

Under-graduate study

University of Science and Technology of China (Hefei), Department of Science, Technology and Policy of Communication

Core Courses include C++ Programming, Calculus, Statistics and Propability, Linear Algebra, Introdution to Database, Web Design.

Aug 2009 - June 2013


Teaching Assistant

The University of Hong Kong

1. Media in the age of Globalization [CCGL9011]
2. Social Media Analytics for Journalists [JMSC6116]
3. Research Method for Media Studies [JMSC2008/JMSC6055]
4. Fundamental Data Journalism [JMSC1003]

Aug 2017 - Now

Research Assistant

National Science Council Programme (Taiwan)

Theme: Derivative Immigrants from China's West Coast Special Zon
Field Study, In-depth Interview
Suprevisor: Prof. Antonia Chao (Tunghai University, Taichung)

Feb 2016 - July 2016

Research Assistant

Flood Fire Research Team @ National Chengchi University

Theme: Comparative research of social media
Data collection, Data Analysis, Visualization, Writing Reports
Suprevisor: Prof. Pailin Chen (National Chengchi University, Taipei)

Sept 2013 - July 2016

Publications & Conferences

  • Zhu Y. & King-wa F. (upcoming). The Relationship between Interdisciplinarity and Journal Impact Factor during 1997-2016. Journal of Communication. (SSCI)

  • Zhu Y. (2018). The Politics of Naming: Some Reflections on the Construction of Chinese Marriage Immigrants and Nationalism in Taiwan's Media. Communication & Society, 45, p.171-214. (TSSCI)

  • Chan C., Zhu Y., Chow S., Fu K. (2018, May). Building a dual-layer theory of cyberbalkanization: an analysis of Facebook pages and their audience during the 2014 Hong Kong Occupy Movement. Paper accepted at the 68th Annual ICA conference. Prague, Czech Republic.

  • Zhu Y., Fu K., Mullican L. A., Ahmed F., Liang H., Tsz Z., Tse H., Saroha N., Yin J., Fung C.* (2017, May). #PublicHealthChat: Analysis of Health Communication Events on Twitter. Paper accepted at the National Conference on Health Communication, Marketing and Media. Atlanta, USA.

  • Zhu Y. & Chen, P. (2016, June). Keywords Selection and Concepts Categorization in the Text Mining of News (in Chinese). Paper presented at the annual conference of Chinese Communication Society. Chiayi, Taiwan.

  • Zhu Y. (2015, July). Media Enterprise Unions in the Age of Digital Convergence: a Labor Process Perspective (in Chinese). Paper presented at the annual conference of Chinese Communication Society. Kaohsiung, Taiwan.

  • Zhu Y. (2015, May). Teenagers' Identification Experiments in the Modern Metropolis: an Ethnography of Teenagers Collective Mobile Usage in Convience Stores. Paper presented at the annual conference of Taiwan Science, Technology and Society Association. Taipei City, Taiwan.

  • Zhu Y. (2014, June). Production Study of Dating Reality Show If You Are the One (in Chinese). Paper presented at the annual conference of Chinese Communication Society, Taipei City, Taiwan.


Programing Languages