Zeyu Zhu / 朱泽宇

A photo of mine.

Hi! I am a master’s student at the School of Journalism and Communication, Tsinghua University. My research interest generally lies in computational social science and complexity in social science. I’m joining Yale Sociology this fall for my doctoral study.

Click here to learn more about my name as well as how to pronounce it.

📑 Here’s a script I wrote that utilizes GitHub Actions to automatically build LaTeX projects that uses thuthesis (the thesis template for Tsinghua University). For Mac/Linux users, it offers some extra help by using Windows as the base environment to produce correct Chinese fonts, as required by the University.

🌍 Click here for a visualization of human conversation dynamics on Twitter for 10 years. Click here for the Github repo. It is still a work in progress.

A screenshot of the human conversation dynamics visualization.

🦠 Read a post about one of my collaborations with THUNLP in which we explored how the initial outbreak of COVID-19 in China had changed people’s perception of China globally.


  • Chen, H., Zhu, Z., Qi, F., Ye, Y., Liu, Z., Sun, M., & Jin, J. (2021). Country Image in COVID-19 Pandemic: A Case Study of China. IEEE Transactions on Big Data, 7(1), 81–92. (Co-first author) [link]
  • Chen, H., Jin, S., Lin, W., Zhu, Z., Tong, L., Liu, Y., Ye, Y., Jiang, W., Liu, Z., Sun, M., & Jin, J. (2021). Quantitative Analysis on the Communication of COVID-19 Related Social Media Rumors. Journal of Computer Research and Development, 58(7): 1366-1384. (Co-second author) (In Chinese with an English abstract) [link]


  • All-Round Excellence Scholarship (First Level), Tsinghua University, 2021.
  • Outstanding Bachelor Thesis, Tsinghua University, 2020. Title: Individual-Level Agenda-Setting Effects: An Agenda-Melding Perspective (In Chinese).


  • Reviewer for IEEE Transactions on Big Data.


Master of Arts in Journalism & Communication
2020-Present (Expected Graduation Date: June, 2023)
Tsinghua University, Beijing, China

Minor in Computer Application (GPA: 4.0/4.0)
Tsinghua University, Beijing, China

Bachelor of Arts in Journalism (GPA: 3.68/4.0)
Tsinghua University, Beijing, China

Research & Teaching Assistantships

Teaching Assistant
Spring Term 2021-2022
Empirical Media Research Method, Tsinghua University (Undergraduate Course, Instructor: Prof. Jianbin Jin)

  • I prepared weekly exercises for the students, graded the exercises and explained them in the next class.
  • I answered questions from students regarding course materials.
  • I helped manage remote-learning-related issues caused by COVID-19.

Teaching Assistant
Autumn Term 2021-2022
Communication Research Methods, Tsinghua University (Graduate Course, Instructor: Prof. Jianbin Jin)

  • I answered questions from students regarding course materials. 
  • I helped manage remote-learning-related issues caused by COVID-19.

Research Intern
Paul and Marcia Wythes Center on Contemporary China, Princeton University (Supervisor: Prof. Yu Xie)

  • I analyzed hundreds of gigabytes of publication records and citation networks in a science-of-science study.
  • I served as staff at the ISA RC28 Summer Meeting 2019, which was hosted by the Center.