Yuner ZHU

Room Y7540, Yeung Kin Man Academic Building, City University of Hong Kong

Experienced in designing, conducting and teaching computational social sciences.
Interested in the intertwined relationship between social media and (non-)democracies.

Moving on is my way to keep balance.


Ph.D. Candidate

The University of Hong Kong, JMSC

Thesis Topic: The Evolution of Opinions -- opinion diversity, dynamics and social control

Sept 2016 - Feb 2021

Post-graduate Study

National Chengchi University (Taipei), Faculty of Communication

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


Postdoc Fellow

City University of Hong Kong

Project Title: Blending Topic Modeling and Social Network Analysis: Big Data Analysis of the Hong Kong Protests
Supervisor: Dr. Edmund W. Cheng

Sept 2020 - Now

Python Workshop Instructor

Soceity for Hong Kong Studies & The University of Hong Kong

By drawing inspiration from computer sciences, this course introduces the basic background on natural language processing, web crawling, sentiment analysis, data visualization, and machine learning.

For more details, please refer to the website:

Jan 2019 - Mar 2019

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]

2017 - 2019

Research Assistant

Tunghai University (Taichung)

Theme: Derivative Immigrants from China's West Coast Special Zone
Field Study, In-depth Interview
Suprevisor: Prof. Antonia Chao

Feb - 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