Right now I’m a first-year PhD student at Department of Media and Communication, City University of Hong Kong, with affiliation to Web Mining Lab. My Research interest lies in media data analytics and computational social science. In the past three years, I have been working with large-scale dataset collected from people’s daily digital footprints, both online (social media) or offline (mobile phone data) in order to reveal interesting patterns in human communication behavior. Inspired by the theories from social network analysis and network science, I’m now trying to adopt machine learning techniques to help either develop new theories for communication studies or make better prediction (i.e. solution-oriented social research) to salient social problems and public issues.