Harry Yaojun Yan

Ph.D. student/Associate Instructor

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    Media and public opinion, Computational Methods, Agent-based modeling, Media effects theories, Complex Systems,


    I am a  Ph.D. student/Associate Instructor dual majoring in Media Arts and Sciences, at the Media School & Complex Networks and Systems, at the School of Informatics, Computer, and Engineering. My current theoretical interests focus on nonlinear dynamics and complexity of how media affect social dynamics and public opinion formation. Guided by the theoretical lens and assisted by computational methods, my empirical investigations span across various topics including attitudes change towards minorities, digital inequality, audience networks, human-bots interaction, and online misinformation spreading, etc. I earned my M.A. in Media Studies, at S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications, Syracuse University, and a dual B.A. degree from Nankai University, Tianjin, PRC & University of Macau.