Book Chapter(s):

  1. Peng, T. Q., Liang, H., & Zhu, J. J. H. (2019). Introducing computational social science for Asia-Pacific communication research. Asian Journal of Communication, 29(3), 205-216. doi: 10.1080/01292986.2019.1602911
  2. Liang, H., & Zhu, J. J. H. (2017). Big data, collection of (social media, harvesting). In  J. Matthes, C. S. Davis, & R. F. Potter (Eds.), The International Encyclopedia of Communication Research Methods. NJ: Wiley-Blackwell. doi: 10.1002/9781118901731.iecrm0015


Selected Peer-Reviewed Articles in Communication:

  1. Liang, H., & Fu, K. W. (2019). Network redundancy and information diffusion: The impacts of information redundancy, similarity, and tie strengthCommunication Research, 46(2), 250-272. doi: 10.1177/0093650216682900
  2. Liang, H. (2018). Broadcast versus viral spreading: The structure of diffusion cascades and selective sharing on social media. Journal of Communication, 68(3), 525–546. doi: 10.1093/joc/jqy006
  3. Liang, H., & Shen, F. (2018). Birds of a schedule flock together: Social networks, peer influence, and digital activity cyclesComputers in Human Behavior, 82, 167-176. doi: 10.1016/j.chb.2018.01.016 
  4. Liang, H., Shen, F., & Fu, K. W. (2017). Privacy protection and self-disclosure across societies: A study of global Twitter usersNew Media & Society, 19(9), 1476-1497. doi: 10.1177/1461444816642210
  5. Liang, H., & Fu, K. W. (2017). Information similarity, overload, and redundancy: Unsubscribing information sources on Twitter. Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication, 22(1), 1–17. doi: 10.1111/jcc4.12178
  6. Liang, H., & Fu, K. W. (2015). Testing propositions derived from Twitter studies: Generalization and replication in computational social science. PLoS ONE, 10(8), e0134270. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0134270
  7. Shen, F., & Liang, H. (2015). Cultural difference, social values, or political systems? Predicting willingness to engage in online political discussion in 75 societies. International Journal of Public Opinion Research, 27(1), 111-124. doi: 10.1093/ijpor/edu012
  8. Liang, H. (2014). The organizational principles of online political discussion: A relational event stream model for analysis of web forum deliberation. Human Communication Research, 40(4), 483-507. doi: 10.1111/hcre.12034
  9. Liang, H. (2014). Coevolution of political discussion and common ground in web discussion forum. Social Science Computer Review, 32(2), 155-169. doi: 10.1177/0894439313506844
  10. Shen, F., & Liang, H. (2014). Do Chinese Internet users care about news? Tracking news consumers on the Internet in a metropolis 2009-2011. Chinese Journal of Communication, 7(1), 60-79. doi: 10.1080/17544750.2013.816755


Public Health & Health Communication Articles:

  1. Liang, H., Fung, I. C. H., Tse, Z. T. H., Yin, J., Chan, C. H., Pechta, L. E., Smith, B. J., Marquez-Lameda, R. D., Meltzer, M. I., Lubell, K. M., Fu, K. W. (2019). How did Ebola spread on Twitter: Broadcasting or viral spreading? BMC Public Health, 19(1), 438-458. doi: 10.1186/s12889-019-6747-8
  2. Fung, I. C. H., Yin, J., Pressley, K. D., Duke, C. H., Mo, C., Liang, H., Fu, K. W., Tse, Z. T. H., Hou, S. I. (2019). Pedagogical demonstration of Twitter data analysis: A case study of World AIDS Day, 2014. Data, 4(2), 1-12. doi: 10.3390/data4020084
  3. Jordan, S. E., Hovet, S. E., Fung, I. C. H., Liang, H., Fu, K. W., Tse, Z. T. H. (2019). Using Twitter for public health surveillance from monitoring and prediction to public response. Data, 4(1), 6-25. doi: 10.3390/data4010006
  4. Schaible, B.J., Snook, K.R., Yin, J., Jackson, A.M., Ahweyevu, J.O., Chong, M., Tse, Z.T.H., Liang, H., Fu, K.W., & Fung, I.C.H. (2019). Twitter conversations and English news media reports on poliomyelitis in five different countries, January 2014 to April 2015. The Permanente Journal.
  5. Adnan, M.M., Yin, J., Jackson, A.M., Tse, Z.T.H., Liang, H., Fu, K.W., Saroha, N., Althouse, B.M., & Fung, I.C.H. (2019). World Pneumonia Day 2011-16: Twitter contents and retweets. International Health. doi: 10.1093/inthealth/ihy087
  6. Jackson, A. M., Mullican, L. A., Yin, J., Tse, Z. T. H. T., Liang, H., Fu, K. W., Ahweyevu, J. O., Jenkins, J. J., Saroha, N., & Fung, I. C. H. (2018). #CDCGrandRounds and #VitalSigns: A Twitter analysis. Annals of Global Health, 84(4), 710–716. doi: 10.29024/aogh.2381
  7. Blankenship, E. B., Goff, M. E., Yin, J., Tse, Z. T. H., Fu, K. W., Liang, H., Saroha, N., & Fung, I. C. H. (2018). Sentiment, contents and retweets: A study of two vaccine-related Twitter datasets. Permanente Journal, 22(3). doi: 10.7812/TPP/17-138
  8. Fung, I. C. H., Zeng, J., Chan, C. H., Liang, H., Yin, J., Liu, Z., Tse, Z. T. H., & Fu, K. W.(2018). Twitter and Middle East respiratory syndrome, South Korea, 2015: A multi-lingual study. Infection, Health and Disease, 23(1), 10-16. doi: 10.1016/j.idh.2017.08.005
  9. Fung, I. C. H., Jackson, A. M., Ahweyevu, J., Grizzle, J., Yin, J., Tse, Z. T. H., Liang, H., Sekandi, J. N., & Fu, K. W. (2017). #Globalhealth Twitter conversations on #Malaria, #HIV, #TB, #NCDS, and #NTDS: A cross-sectional analysis. Annals of Global Health, 83(3-4), 682-690. 10.1016/j.aogh.2017.09.006
  10. Fu, K. W., Liang, H., Saroha, N., Tse, Z. T. H., Ip, P., & Fung, I. C. H. (2016). How people react to Zika virus outbreaks on Twitter? A computational content analysis. American Journal of Infection Control, 44(12), 1700–1702. doi: 10.1016/j.ajic.2016.04.253


Publications in Chinese:

  1. Zhu, J. J. H., Peng, T. Q., Liang, H., Wang, C. J., Qin, J., & Chen, H. X. (2014). Computational Social Science in Communication Research. e-Science Technology and Application, 5(2), 3-13. (CSCI)
  2. Xue, K., Liang, H., Chen, X., & Yu, M-Y. (2013). The structure of online public expression and issue rise. Journal of SJTU (Philosophy and Social Science), 21(2), 61-69. (CSSCI)
  3. Jiang, P., & Liang, H. (2011). Media, audience, social-economic environment, and advertising: A structural equation model. In Guoming Yu (Eds.), Annual Report on China’s Media Development Index (2011) (pp.627-637). Beijing: People’s Daily Press.
  4. Xue, K., Chen, X., & Liang, H. (2011). Weibo versus tea-house: The extension of interpersonal communication. Contemporary Communication, 6, 67-70. (CSSCI)
  5. Xue, K., Liang, H., & Yu, M-Y. (2011). The impact of social interaction on hostile media effect. Journal of SJTU (Philosophy and Social Science), 19(6), 39-48. (CSSCI)
  6. Xue, K., & Liang, H. (2009). Social cognition of media image: An analysis of NYT reports on Tibet. Journalism and Communication Research, 16(1), 13-18. (CSSCI)
  7. Xue, K., Liang, H., & Yu, M-Y. (2008). An information-balanced model of communication in online forums. Journal of SJTU (Philosophy and Social Science), 4(6), 48-56. (CSSCI)


Conference Papers:

  1. Liang, H. (2018). The depth of diffusion cascades and political diversity. Paper presented at the 68th Annual Conference of International Communication Association (ICA), Prague, Czech.
  2. Liang, H. & Shen, F. (2018). Social network and daily rhythms on Twitter. Paper presented at the 68th Annual Conference of International Communication Association (ICA), Prague, Czech.
  3. Liang, H. (2017). The implications of computational methods for comparative studies. Paper presented at the 67th Annual Conference of International Communication Association (ICA), San Diego.
  4. Zhu, J. H., Guan L., Liang, H., Peng, T-Q. (2017). New bottle of old wine vs. old bottle of new wine: What contributions have computational methods made to social media research? Paper presented at the 67th Annual Conference of International Communication Association (ICA), San Diego.
  5. Liang, H., Fung, I.C.H., Tse, Z. T., Yin, J., Chan, C.H., & Fu, K.W.  (2016). How did Ebola information spread on Twitter? Paper presented at the 2016 National Conference on Health Communication, Marketing, and Media, Atlanta, GA.
  6. Liang, H. (2016). Opinion diversity over time: Selective expression and collaborative filtering in web forums. Paper presented at the 66th Annual Conference of International Communication Association (ICA), Fukuoka Japan.
  7. Liang, H., & Fu, K. W. (2015). An information theory of unsubscribing information sources on Twitter. Paper presented at the 2nd Conference on Big Data and Communication Research, Guangzhou, China.
  8. Liang, H., & Shen, F. (2013). Communicative inequalities in online discussion forums. Paper presented at the 63rd Annual Conference of International Communication Association (ICA), London, UK.
  9. Shen, F., & Liang, H. (2013). Examining societal-level predictors of political discussion in online forums. Paper presented at the 63rd Annual Conference of International Communication Association (ICA), London, UK.
  10. Liang, H. (2012). Online public opinion as rationality or social control? A cross-national comparison of public expression in online discussion forum. Paper presented at the 3rd Honours Symposium for Asian Ph.D. Students in Communication Research, Seoul, Korea.
  11. Liang, H. (2012). A psychological framework of text mining in media study. Paper presented at the Advances in Psychology and Communication Studies Symposium, Taiyuan, Shanxi, China.
  12. Liang, H., & Shen, F. (2012). Representation of political discussion in web forums: A cross-national assessment. Paper presented at the 65th Annual Conference of Word Association for Public Opinion (WAPOR), Hong Kong.
  13. Liang, H., & Zhu, J. J. H. (2012). A pattern in behavior stream: Transition and repetition of behavior choices. Paper presented at the 62nd Annual Conference of International Communication Association (ICA), Phoenix, USA.
  14. Liang, H. (2011). The structure of public expression and issue rise: participation heterogeneity, concentration, and timing in Internet forums. Paper presented at the 3rd Postgraduate Student Symposium of the Chinese Journalism and Communication Consortium, Shanghai, China (Top paper)
  15. Liang, H. (2010). The evolutionary process of repetitive behavior: Decision making, social learning, and Incongruity adaptation. Paper presented at the 2nd Postgraduate Symposium of Chinese Journalism and Communication Consortium, Beijing.
  16. Liang, H., & Xue, K. (2010). The impact of social interaction on the hostile media effect. Paper presented at the 60th Annual Conference of International Communication Association (ICA), Singapore.

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