@CEU Budapest campus

Hao Cui

I am a postdoc at University College Dublin working on AI-enhanced collective intelligence. I recently received my Ph.D. in Network Science at Central European University (CEU) in Vienna, Austria. In the social media ecosystem, microblogging sites are online social networks and complex systems. My PhD research focused on the attention dynamics on the Chinese microblogging site Sina Weibo (often regarded as the Chinese Twitter), including the emergence mechanism of popular hashtags, the ranking evolution of hashtags on the Hot Search List (HSL) as well as how an extraordinary situation such as the COVID-19 pandemic could influence the dynamics on Weibo public attention. My research has been covered in de Volkskrant, a Dutch daily morning newspaper.