Wenjie Yang 🐻

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I'm looking for PhD positions for 23Fall

I am a final-year Master (MPhil) student in Computer Science at Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST). My advisor is Prof. Xiaojuan Ma.

I am interested in social computing and artificial intelligence (especially natural language processing). My goal is to understand human behavior in online communities, and create intelligent technologies to augment human capabilities. While my current projects focus on extracting insights from large behavior data using mixed methods informed by social science theories, I also plan to build AI systems to put the insights into practice.

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"Help! Can You Hear Me?": Understanding How Help-Seeking Posts are Overwhelmed on Social Media during a Natural Disaster
Changyang He*, Yue Deng*, Wenjie Yang, Bo Li
CSCW Proceedings of the ACM on Human-Computer Interaction, 2022
[arXiv]
How to Save Lives With Microblogs? Lessons From the Usage of Weibo for Requests for Medical Assistance During COVID-19
Wenjie Yang, Zhiyang Wu, Nga Yiu Mok, Xiaojuan Ma
CHI ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, 2022
[arXiv] [ACM DL] [slides] [talk]
Know it to Defeat it: Exploring Health Rumor Characteristics and Debunking Efforts on Chinese Social Media During COVID-19 Crisis
Wenjie Yang, Sitong Wang*, Zhenhui Peng*, Chuhan Shi, Xiaojuan Ma, Diyi Yang
ICWSM AAAI Conference on Web and Social Media, 2022
[arXiv] [dataset]
"A Postcard from Your Food Journey in the Past": Promoting Self-Reflection on Social Food Posting
Zhida Sun, Sitong Wang, Wenjie Yang, Onur Yürüten, Chuhan Shi, Xiaojuan Ma
DIS ACM Designing Interactive Systems Conference, 2020
[pdf] [ACM DL]
Budget-feasible User Recruitment in Mobile Crowdsensing with User Mobility Prediction
Wenjie Yang, Guodong Sun, Xingjian Ding, Xiaoyue Zhang
IPCCC IEEE International Performance Computing and Communications Conference, 2018
[pdf] [IEEE Xplore]