I am a PhD candidate in School of Information at University of Michigan. I am advised by Daniel Romero. My research is in computational social science and science of science. I am interested in studying how social factors influence the process of scientific publishing and the dissemination of knowledge, with a goal to improve the equity and quality of science, and amplify its societal impact.
- 02/2021: Our paper on journal embeddings was accepted by Science Advances!
- 11/2020: Our paper on diffusion speed was accepted by PRE!
- 09/2020: New Scientist wrote a story about our paper on ethnic bias in author mentions in science reporting!
- 09/2019: Our Echo Demo won the 2nd Prize of the John Hunter Excellence in Plotting Contest at SciPy 2019!
Work in Progress
Does the scientific community resist change? Evidence from peer review
Misha Teplitskiy, Hao Peng, Andrea Blasco, Karim R. Lakhani
Acceptance in Top Journals Shows Large Disparities across Name-inferred Ethnicities
Hao Peng, Karim R. Lakhani, Misha Teplitskiy
[In Review] | SocArXiv
Author Mentions in Science News Reveal Wide-Spread Ethnic Disparities
Hao Peng, Misha Teplitskiy, David Jurgens
[In Review] | arXiv
Press: New Scientist
Neural Embeddings of Scholarly Periodicals Reveal Complex Disciplinary Organizations
Hao Peng, Qing Ke, Ceren Budak, Daniel M. Romero, Yong-Yeol Ahn
Science Advances 7, eabb9004 (2021)
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Network Modularity Controls the Speed of Information Diffusion
Hao Peng, Azadeh Nematzadeh, Daniel M. Romero, Emilio Ferrara
Physical Review E 102, 052316 (2020)
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Social Influence and Unfollowing Accelerate the Emergence of Echo Chambers
Kazutoshi Sasahara, Wen Chen, Hao Peng, Giovanni Luca Ciampaglia, Alessandro Flammini, Filippo Menczer
Journal of Computational Social Science (2020)
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Event-Driven Analysis of Crowd Dynamics in the Black Lives Matter Online Social Movement
Hao Peng, Ceren Budak, Daniel M. Romero
Proceedings of The Web Conference (WWW'19)
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I shoot landscape and portrait photography.