I am a data scientist working in the area of journalism, politics, health, and computational social science. I am also interested in opinion mining from text. The research I do is highly interdisciplinary, which only can be achieved by combining theoretical foundations, computational methods such as NLP and machine learning, and massive computing capability.

Before moving to QCRI in May 2014, I received my PhD in Computer Science from a Computer Laboratory at the University of Cambridge. My Ph.D. dissertation was on news sharing in social media, in particular, I have focused on media influence and its political bias which are known to bring negative individual and societal effects. For my study, I was an honorable recipient of Google European Scholarship in Social Computing. In addition, I have been fortunate to have opportunities to collaborate with pioneers in the field of social media analysis (e.g., MPI-SWS (Germany), KAIST (South Korea), PARC (USA), and Yahoo! Barcelona (Spain)). Before joining Cambridge, Jisun completed BS and MS in Computer Science and Engineering with a concentration in Social Computing at Korea Advanced Institutes of Science and Technology (KAIST) in 2007 and 2009, respectively.

She has been member of the PC of major computer science conferences and computational social science conferences, including ICWSM 2012-19, WWW 2016-19, SocInfo 2014-17, IC2S2 2016-19. She also has been organizing a workshop on News and Public Opinion (NECO) 2016-18.

Selected Publications

Nov 2019

Tanbih: Get To Know What You Are Reading

Yifan Zhang, Giovanni Da San Martino, Alberto Barrón-Cedeño, Salvatore Romeo, Jisun An, Haewoon Kwak, Todor Staykovski, Israa Jaradat, Georgi Karadzhov, Ramy Baly, Kareem Darwish, James Glass, Preslav Nakov

EMNLP 2019, Hong Kong, China

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I am open for collaborations!
Drop me an email if you are interested in the area of news and social media research.

Jisun An
Scientist at Social Computing Team,
Qatar Computing Research Institute, Hamad Bin Khalifa University