ABOUT ME

I am a Ph.D. student at UCLA in Communication, specializing in the intersection of computational communication methods and political communication research, supervised by Prof. Jungseock Joo.  

For computational social science, I am interested in automating the content analysis process for social scientists by testing and developing data science toolkits, with an emphasis on multi-modal communication, NLP, computer vision, and network analysis. 

For political communication, I am passionate about the democratization of underrepresented communities and the enhancement of their political participation and expression in the digital sphere. My research uses extensive social media data, from Twitter to TikTok and Reddit, with a unique focus on social movements and protests. 


I am currently working as a research assistant at the Artificial Intelligence and Emerging Media Lab (AIEM) under the supervision of Dr. Lei Guo from the College of Communication, Boston University. Our news framing detection project is funded by National Science Foundation (NSF) under the awarded (No. 1838193BIGDATA: IA: Multiplatform, Multilingual, and Multimodal Tools for Analyzing Public Communication in over 100 Languages project

At the same time, I am also a research assistant at the Department of Education, Hong Kong Baptist University under the supervision of Dr. Wai-chi Chee. Our most recent project is funded by the Public Policy Research Funding Scheme (PPR) under the Policy Innovation and Co-ordination Office of Hong Kong. PPR is the only research funding scheme sponsored by the Hong Kong SAR government. 

My research focuses on technology-mediated political communication. I enjoy using computational methods to study how social media could provide alternative media use for political expression, enhance political equality and reduce polarization.

In my free time, I like hiking, flying yoga, long-distance running (Marathon of course), and following anecdotal criminology!  


Access my Curriculum Vitae here.

 

SKILLS

Computational Competencies

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MACHINE LEARNING

DATA MANAGEMENT

DATA VISUALIZATION

NETWORK ANALYSIS

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ECONOMETRICS

NATURAL LANGUAGE PROCESSING

NEURAL NETWORK

AUDIO ANALYSIS

 
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WHY DO I NEED LEGS WHEN I HAVE WINGS TO FLY

Frida Kahlo, Mexico

 

CONTACT ME

University of California Los Angeles
Department of Communication

323-770-1873

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