Rui Fan





Rui Fan is a Ph.D. candidate in State Key Laboratory of Software Development Environment, Beihang University under supervision of Prof. Ke Xu.  From 2016 to 2017, he visited the School of Informatics and Computing, Indiana University, Bloomington as a joint Ph.D student supervised by Prof. Johan Bollen. His research interests include online social media, sentiment analysis and GPU computing.

Office: State Key Laboratory of Software Development Environment (G1130)
Email: buaafanrui AT gmail.com; fanrui AT nlsde.buaa.edu.cn

Selected Publications

Rui Fan, Jichang Zhao, Yan Chen and Ke Xu. Anger is More Influential Than Joy: Sentiment Correlation in Weibo. PLoS ONE 9(10): e110184, 2014. [Data] [MIT Tech. Review][BBC]


Rui Fan, Jichang Zhao, Xu Feng and Ke Xu. Topic Dynamics in Weibo: Happy Entertainment Dominates but Angry Finance is More Periodic. IEEE/ACM International Conference on Advances in Social Networks Analysis and Mining (ASONAM), p230-233, 2014. [Data]


Rui Fan, Jichang Zhao and Ke Xu. Topic Dynamics in Weibo: a comprehensive study. Social Network Analysis and Mining (SNAM), 2015, 5(1): 1-15.

Rui Fan, Ke Xu and Jichang Zhao. An agent-based model for emotion contagion and competition in online social media. Physica A, 2017 [Code]

Rui Fan, Ke Xu and Jichang Zhao. A GPU-Based Solution to Fast Calculation of Betweenness Centrality on Large Weighted Networks. PeerJ Computer Science 3:e140 [Code]
Rui Fan, Ali Varamesh, Onur Varol, Alexander Barron, Ingrid van de Leemput, Marten Scheffer, Johan Bollen. Venting changes your mood: catharsis and amplification in emotional expression. PNAS under review

Rui Fan, Ke Xu and Jichang Zhao. Higher contagion and weaker ties mean anger spreads faster than joy in social media arXiv:1608.03656 [Data]


Selected Projects

  •  PublicAlert  :  http://v1.wordemotion.com/publicalert/index.html
  •  XinqingS  :  http://xinqings.nlsde.buaa.edu.cn

  • ©2015-2017    Rui Fan
    Last updated: October 14, 2017