June 13 to June 24, 2022 | National University of Singapore



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Subhayan Mukerjee
Subhayan Mukerjee is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Communications and New Media, and a principal investigator at the Centre for Trusted Internet and Community at the National University of Singapore. He researches online audiences using computational methods, and teaches courses in quantitative methods, programming, and data visualization.
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Jack Linchuan Qiu
Jack Linchuan Qiu is Professor and Research Director at the Department of Communications and New Media and a principal investigator at the Centre for Trusted Internet and Community at NUS. His research interests include digital labor, platform economy, and case studies, especially in the Asia-Pacific.
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Renwen Zhang
Renwen Zhang is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Communications and New Media at the National University of Singapore. Her research lies at the intersection of health communication, human-computer interaction, and interpersonal communication. She examines the design, use, and effects of digital technology for promoting wellbeing and mental health.


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Sandra González-Bailón
Dr. Sandra González-Bailón is an Associate Professor at the Annenberg School for Communication, and affiliated faculty at the Warren Center for Network and Data Sciences. Her research lies at the intersection of network science, data mining, computational tools, and political communication. Her applied research looks at how online networks shape exposure to information, with implications for how we think about political engagement, mobilization dynamics, information diffusion, and news consumption. Her articles have appeared in journals like PNAS, Nature, Science, Political Communication, The Journal of Communication, and Social Networks, among others. She is the author of the book Decoding the Social World (MIT Press, 2017) and co-editor of The Oxford Handbook of Networked Communication (OUP, 2020). She serves as Associate Editor for the journals Social Networks, EPJ Data Science, and The International Journal of Press/Politics, and she is a member of the Board of Reviewing Editors for Science. She leads the research group DiMeNet (/daɪmnet/) — acronym for Digital Media, Networks, and Political Communication.
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Kokil Jaidka
Dr. Kokil Jaidka is an Assistant Professor in Computational Communication at the National University of Singapore. Her research interests lie in developing computational models of persuasive and argumentative language and building social media platforms that better facilitate constructive conversations. Her research has been published in Nature Human Behaviour, Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication, and Journal of Communication, among other venues.
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Hai Liang
Dr. Hai Liang is an Assistant Professor in the School of Journalism and Communication at the Chinese University of Hong Kong. He is also a theme co-leader of the Computational Social Science Laboratory at CUHK. His research interests include computational social science, political communication, and public health. Currently, he is working on several interdisciplinary projects at the intersection of computational social science (analytical approach) and social media studies (data source). He has published numerous articles in top journals such as Journal of Communication, Communication Research, Human Communication Research, Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication, New Media & Society, among others.
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Jisun AN
Dr. Jisun AN is an Assistant Professor at the School of Computing and Information Systems, Singapore Management University (SMU-SCIS). She is a member of SODA (Social Data and AI) lab, where she develops AI and NLP methods to understand, predict, and nudge online human behavior and to tackle various social problems, from media bias and framing, polarization, online hate, to healthy lifestyle and urban changes. Before joining SMU-SCIS, she was a scientist at Qatar Computing Research Institute, HBKU, and she received her Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of Cambridge, UK. She is an associate editor of EPJ Data Science and has served as a PC chair for ICWSM'22. She has been a member of the PC of major computer science conferences and computational social science conferences, including WWW 2016-21, ICWSM 2012-21, ACL 2019-21, EMNLP 2019-21, and IC2S2 2016-21.
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Prasanta Bhattacharya
Dr. Prasanta Bhattacharya is a Research Scientist and Innovation Lead with the Social and Cognitive Computing Dept. at the Institute of High Performance Computing (IHPC), A*STAR Singapore, where he works on network science and behavioral analytics. Prasanta holds a Ph.D in Information Systems from the Department of Information Systems and Analytics, National University of Singapore, where he studied network science with a special focus on predictive and inferential methods in large social networks. His current research agenda aims at understanding the role of big data in emerging social and business applications from finance, education and healthcare. Prasanta actively collaborates with major industry partners from around the world, and has presented his research in leading computer science, information systems and marketing science venues.
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Suhem Parack
Suhem Parack is a Staff Developer Advocate at Twitter. He helps students and academic researchers with their research using the Twitter API. Before joining Twitter, he was a Solutions Architect at Amazon.

Teaching Assistants

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Jessalin Tan Hui Yan
Jessalin Tan is a fresh graduate from National University of Singapore, B.Soc.Sci. (Hons.) with Highest Distinction in Psychology (major) and Communications and New Media (minor). As a strong advocate of mental health, her Honours thesis research involved a randomised control trial examining the efficacy of a self-guided application in improving stress coping and wellbeing among a student population. She is also interested in human behaviour, communication and marketing. She looks forward to learning more as a Student Helper for SICSS.
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Chong Li Xuan
Li Xuan is a penultimate undergraduate pursuing Food Science and Technology in the National University of Singapore. She is currently interested in learning about alternative food technology and the intersection of food and culture. Outside of school, she enjoys spending time armed with a boat and a paddle.
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Bryan Teo Jun Hao
Bryan Teo is a current undergraduate at the National University of Singapore pursuing a degree in Business Administration (Marketing). He enjoys travelling and bringing his camera along with him.


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Aimee Pink
Aimee Pink received her PhD in Psychology from Swansea University, U.K. and currently works as a Scientist at the Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR), Singapore. Her research focuses on the influence of emotion regulation on eating behaviours and behaviour change towards increasing sustainable behaviours (e.g., alternative proteins).
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Annabel Ngien
Annabel is a PhD student in Communications and New Media in the National University of Singapore. Her research interests include health communication, public health and socio-psychology of social media.
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Catalina Udani
Catalina Mica Udani is a current PhD student in Political Science at the University of Pennsylvania. Her research interests include conflict, immigration, and human rights. She studies how international conflict affects individual domestic outcomes and social identities, with a focus on nondemocratic states in the global south. Her dissertation examines how diplomatic sanctions may drive change in a state’s migration policy and human rights social practice.
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Chuanhui Wu
Chuanhui Wu is currently attending as a Ph.D. candidate at Nanjing University, China, and also works as a joint PhD student at National University of Singapore. His main research interests include social media and consumer health informatics. His work appeared in several journals including Telematics and Informatics, Technological Forecasting & Social Change, and Electronic Commerce Research and Applications.
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Fan Huang
Fan Huang is currently pursuing a PhD in Computer Science at Singapore Management University. His current research focuses on computational approach to improve the explainability of Machine Learning models, the implementation scenarios would be mostly in the field of Natural Language Processing and Computational Social Science, e.g., Hate Speech Detection and so on.
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Gerard Yeo
Gerard Yeo is a PhD student under the Integrative Sciences and Engineering Programme (ISEP) and Institute of Data Science (IDS) in the National University of Singapore (NUS). His research interests revolves around reasoning about emotions from various modalities using machine learning and computational methods. He holds a Bachelor and a Master degree in Psychology from NUS.
Huang Xin
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Jamie Lo
Jamie is a PhD candidate at Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health at the National University of Singapore. Prior to coming to Singapore, she completed a Masters in Public Health in Epidemiology at Columbia University, Mailman School of Public Health. She also holds a Bachelors degree from Cornell University in Human Biology, Health & Society. Her research interests pertain to value of care and potentially non-beneficial medical treatments, as well as exploring the intersectionality between social sciences and data science.
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Jinyu Tang
Jinyu Tang is pursuing a Ph.D. in Information Studies at Nanjing University. She is currently a visiting research student in the Department of Communications and New Media at the National University of Singapore. She is particularly interested in how technologies could shape people’s life. She has a background in engineering and education.
Mahak Nagpal
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Nathanael Sumaktoyo
Nathanael Sumaktoyo is an Assistant Professor of Political Science at the National University of Singapore. He previously did postdoctoral fellowships at the University of Konstanz, Germany and the University of Notre Dame, USA. His research is on identity politics, political behavior, and political psychology. Methodologically, he is interested in experimental methods, causal inference, Bayesian analysis, and computational methods.
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Pey Wen Liaw
Liaw Pey Wen is a Ph.D Student at the Department of Malay Studies, National University of Singapore. Her research investigates the Malay monarchy's utilization of digital media as its survival strategies. She receives her MA in Communication from National Chengchi University in Taiwan. She is recognised for in-depth writing about human-interest stories. She is also a member of Freedom Film Network.
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Rakoon Piyanontalee
Rakoon Piyanontalee is an assistant research professor with the Center for International Human Resource Studies within the School of Labor and Employment Relations at the Pennsylvania State University (USA). His research examines the impact of human resource management practices on teams, work units, and organizational outcomes.
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Siew Keong Chung
Research fellow at Social Service Research Centre
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Tianyu He
Assistant Professor at National University of Singapore Business School, Department of Management & Organisation. Her research aims to understand how people and different hierarchical structures influence conflict, cooperation, and coordination in organizational teams.
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Trung Kien Dang
Kien is a PhD student at Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health, National University of Singapore working on machine learning in the intensive care unit. He is currently exploring the use of computational methods in social sciences and climate change. Outside of research Kien also enjoys doing software engineering/data science consulting and contributing to open source software.
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Yen Kiat Chong
Yen Kiat Chong is currently pursuing a PhD at the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy. His research interests are in the areas of welfare states and labour markets. He is interested in employing computational social science methods to research on poverty and welfare attitudes.
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Yifei Wang
Yifei Wang is a master’s student (by research) in communications and new media at the National University of Singapore. His works apply quantitative and computational methods to explore the interactive mechanisms between public opinion and public policy in an increasingly digitized society.
Ying Kiat Tan
Ying Kiat is a PhD student at National University of Singapore’s School of Computing. His current research interest is to develop and apply computational tools on the issue of polarisation and echo chamber in the society. Prior to starting his PhD, he served for many years in Singapore’s public service.
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Yipeng Xi
Yipeng Xi is a PhD candidate in the Department of Communications and New Media at National University of Singapore. His research interests lie in digital activism and digital culture in authoritarian contexts. He seeks to integrate computational methods with critical insight from collective behavior theory.
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Yuanyuan Wu
Yuanyuan Wu is a doctoral student in the Department of Communication and New Media at National University of Singapore. Her research interests mainly extend to health-related misinformation, media psychology and media effect. She is particularly interested in exploring media related to alternative medicine.
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Zicheng Wu
Zicheng Zhu is a doctoral student in the Department of Communications and New Media at National University of Singapore. Her research interest includes digital well-being and game studies, lying at the intersection of communication and human-computer interaction. She is currently interested in understanding players' tension between play and non-play and helping people develop an intentional relationship with technology.

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