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Professor Jonathan ZHU 祝建華

BA (Fudan University), MA (Fudan University), PhD (Indiana University, US)

Chair Professor

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Contact Information

Office: M5061
Phone: +(852) 3442 7186
Fax: +(852) 3442 0228
Email: j.zhu@cityu.edu.hk
Personal CV: Personal CV
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Research Interests

  • Structure, Diffusion
  • Use and Effect of New Media
  • Network Analysis of Online Communications
  • Web Mining, e-Social Science
  • Quantitative Research Methodology
  • Statistical Analysis
  • Social Computing

Teaching and Research

  • I teach new media theory (diffusion, use, and impact), quantitative methods (survey, experiment, content analysis, statistical analysis), and new technologies (Internet, multimedia, and database). Most recently, I teach a university general education (GE) course on social network analysis for media, business and technological applications.
  • My current research projects involve growth of online social networks, sustainability of social media, diffusion and use of social computing, internationalization of communication research, among others.
  • I coordinate a Web Mining Lab, in which a group of postdoctoral fellows, doctoral students, research assistants, and occasional visitors carry out interdisciplinary projects.
  • A list of my publications in SCI/SSCI journals, along with citation and collaboration information, is compiled by ResearcherID.com.

    A longer list of my publications, along with citation information, is compiled by Google Scholar.

Professional Services

  • Member of Editorial Board, Communication Research, 2000-present.
  • Member of Editorial Board, International Journal of Public Opinion Research, 2002-present.
  • Member of Editorial Advisory Board, Asian Journal of Communication, 2003-present.
  • Member of Academic Committee, Shenzhen Key Lab for Cloud Computing Technology and Applications, Peking University Shenzhen Graduate School, 2010-12.
  • Chang Jiang Chair Professor of Communication, Renmin University of China, 2007-10.
  • Member of Panel of Humanities, Social Science and Business Studies, Research Grants Council, Hong Kong SAR, 2007-09.
  • President of Chinese Communication Association (USA), 2002-04.