Yu-Ru Lin

Yu-Ru Lin
Assistant Professor
Lab Alumnus

Yu-Ru Lin is an assistant professor at School of Information Sciences, University of Pittsburgh. In the past, she has worked as an assistant research professor at the College of Social Sciences and Humanities, Northeastern University. I have also been a postdoctoral research fellow at the Institute for Quantitative Social Science, Harvard University and College of Computer and Information Science, Northeastern University. Lin is interested in studying social and political networks, as well as computational and visualization methods for understanding network data. Her work has focused on large-scale community dynamics, rich-context (high-dimensional) social information summarization and representation. She has been using massive social media data and anonymized cellphone records (CDRs) to understand the collective responses with respect to political events and under exogenous shocks such as emergencies.

Current Lab Members

Director

David Lazer
Director

Project Manager

Janette Briceno
Project Manager

Research Assistant

Thalita Coleman
Research Assistant

Post Doctoral Research Fellow

Stefano Balietti
Post Doctoral Research Fellow
Samuel Fraiberger
Post Doctoral Research Fellow
Lisa Friedland
Post Doctoral Research Fellow
Will Hobbs
Post Doctoral Research Fellow
Kenny Joseph
Post Doctoral Research Fellow
Jason Radford
Post Doctoral Research Fellow
Briony Swire Thompson
Post Doctoral Research Fellow

PhD Student

Stefan McCabe
PhD Student
Ronald Robertson
PhD Student
Rezvan Sherkati
PhD Student

Visiting Researcher

Philipp Hunziker
Visiting Researcher

Lab Alumnus

Navid Dianati
Lab Alumnus
Ryan P. Kennedy
Lab Alumnus
Katherine Ognyanova
Lab Alumnus
Stefan Wojcik
Lab Alumnus