Yu-Ru Lin

Yu-Ru Lin
Assistant Professor, School of Computing and Information, University of Pittsburgh
Lab Alumnus

I am an associate professor at School of Computing and InformationUniversity of Pittsburgh. I am interested in studying social and political networks, as well as computational and visualization methods for understanding network data. My work has focused on large-scale community dynamics, high-dimensional (rich-context) social information summarization and representation. I have been using massive social media data and anonymized cellphone records to understand the collective responses with respect to political events and under exogenous shocks such as emergencies. I lead the PITT Computational Social Dynamics Lab (PICSO LAB).

Current Lab Members

Director

David Lazer
Director

Senior Research Scientist

Jonathan Green
Senior Research Scientist
Jason Radford
Senior Research Scientist
Briony Swire Thompson
Senior Research Scientist

Project Manager

Janette Briceno
Project Manager

Research Programmer

Luke Horgan
Research Programmer

Post Doctoral Research Fellow

Kristin Lunz Trujillo
Post Doctoral Research Fellow
Matthew Simonson
Post Doctoral Research Fellow

PhD Student

Hanyu Chwe
PhD Student
Adina Gitomer
PhD Student
Stefan McCabe
PhD Student
Hong Qu
PhD Student
Alexi Quintana Mathé
PhD Student
Alyssa Smith
PhD Student
Ata A. Uslu Ata A. Uslu
PhD Student

Lab Alumnus

Ronald Robertson
Lab Alumnus