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Yu-Ru Lin
Yu-Ru Lin Assistant Professor
Information Sciences Building, Room 710 412-624-9470


Institution of highest degree:
PhD, Arizona State University

Research Interests

Human and social dynamics; computational approaches for mining and visualizing large-scale, time-varying, heterogeneous, multi-relational, and semi-structured data.

Recent Publications

Lin, Y.-R., Margolin, D., Lazer, D. (2015). Uncovering Social Semantics From Textual Traces: A Theory-Driven Approach and Evidence From Public Statements of U.S. Members of Congress. Journal of the Association for Information Science and Technology (JASIST) (doi:10.1002/asi.23540)

Toole, J., Lin, Y.-R., Muehlegger, E., Shoag, D., Gonzalez, M., Lazer, D. (2015). Tracking Employment Shocks Using Mobile Phone Data. Journal of the Royal Society Interface (J. R. Soc. Interface), 12(107) (doi:10.1098/rsif.2015.0185)

Cao, N., Lin, Y.-R., Gotz, D. (2015). UnTangle Map: Visual Analysis of Probabilistic Multi-Label Data. IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics (TVCG), PP(99)(doi:10.1109/TVCG.2015.2424878)

Lin, Y.-R., Margolin, D. (2014). The Ripple of Fear, Sympathy and Solidarity During the Boston Bombings. EPJ Data Science, 3(1), 31 (doi:10.1140/epjds/s13688-014-0031-z)

Lin, Y.-R., Keegan, B., Margolin, D., Lazer, D. (2014). Rising Tides or Rising Stars?: Dynamics of Shared Attention on Twitter during Media Events. PLoS ONE, 9(5), e94093 (doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0094093)

Last updated: April 27, 2017