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guolei@bu.edu

GUO, LEI

Phone: (617) 358-1398


http://www.leiguo.net



Boston University

ACADEMIC APPOINTMENTS

Division of Emerging Media Studies, College of Communication


Assistant professor, 2014 to present
Department of Computer Science
Affiliated faculty member, 2016 to present
The Hariri Institute for Computing and Computational Science & Engineering
Junior faculty fellow, 2016 to present
The University of Texas at Austin
School of Journalism, College of Communication
Teaching assistant, 2010 to 2013


EDUCATION

The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX


Ph.D., Journalism, May 2014
M.A., Journalism, May 2010
Fudan University, Shanghai, China
B.A., Journalism, July 2008
B.A., Chinese Literature & Linguistics, July 2008


PUBLICATIONS

Book
Guo, L. & McCombs, M. (Eds.) (2016). The power of information networks: New directions for
agenda setting. New York: Routledge.
Guo, L. A theoretical explication of the Network Agenda Setting Model: Current
status and future directions.
Guo, L. Semantic network analysis, mind mapping and visualization.

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Vargo, C. & Guo, L. Exploring the Network Agenda Setting Model with big social data.
Guo, L. & McCombs, M. Explorers and surveyors on the new agenda-setting frontier.
Peer-reviewed Journal Articles
1. Guo, L. (forthcoming). WeChat as a semi-public alternative sphere: Exploring the use of
WeChat among Chinese older adults. International Journal of Communication.
2. Vargo, C. & Guo, L. (2016). Networks, big data, and intermedia agenda-setting: an
analysis of traditional, partisan, and emerging online U.S. news. Journalism & Mass
Communication Quarterly.
3. Guo, L., Vargo, C., Pan, Z., Ding, W., Ishwar, P. (2016). Big social data analytics in
journalism and mass communication: Comparing dictionary-based text analysis and
unsupervised topic modeling. Journalism & Mass Communication Quarterly, 93(2), 332-
359.
4. Guo, L. (2015). Exploring the link between community radio and the community: A
study of audience participation in alternative media practices. Communication, Culture
& Critique.
5. Guo, L. & Vargo, C. (2015). The power of message networks: A big-data analysis of the
Network Agenda Setting Model and issue ownership. Mass Communication & Society,
18(5), 557-576.
6. Guo, L., et al. (2015). Coverage of the Iraq War in the United States, Mainland China,
Taiwan and Poland. A transnational network agenda-setting study. Journalism Studies,
16 (3), 343-362.
7. Vu, H. T., Guo, L., & McCombs, M. (2014). Exploring the world outside and the pictures
in our heads: A network agenda setting study. Journalism & Mass Communication
Quarterly, 91(4), 669-686.
8. Guo, L., & Harlow, S. (2014). User-generated racism: An analysis of stereotypes of
African Americans, Latinos and Asians in YouTube videos. Howard Journal of
Communication, 25, 281-302.
9. Vargo, C., Guo, L., Shaw, D., & McCombs, M. (2014). Network issue agendas on Twitter
during the 2012 U.S. presidential election. Journal of Communication, 64(2), 296-316.
10. Harlow, S., & Guo, L. (2014). Will the revolution be Twittered or Facebooked? Using
digital communication tools in immigrant activism. Journal of Computer-Mediated
Communication, 19 (3), 463-478
11. Guo, L., & Lee, L. (2013). The critique of YouTube-based vernacular discourse: A case
study of YouTubes Asian community. Critical Studies in Media Communication, 30(5),
391-406.
12. Guo, L. (2012). The application of social network analysis in agenda setting research: A
methodological exploration. Journal of Broadcasting & Electronic Media, 56(4), 616-631
13. Guo, L., Hsu, S. -H., Holton, A., & Jeong, S. H. (2012). A case study of Foxconn suicides: An
international perspective to framing the sweatshop issue. International Communication
Gazette, 74 (5), 484-503.
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14. Guo, L. (2012). Collaborative efforts: An exploratory study on citizen media in China.
Global Media and Communication, 8 (2), 135-155.
15. Harp, D., Bachman, I., & Guo, L. (2012). The whole online world is watching: Profiling
social network sites and activists in China, Latin America and the United States.
International Journal of Communication, 6, 298-321
16. Guo, L., Holton, A., & Jeong, S. H. (2012). Transnational Comparative Framing:
Suggesting a new model. International Journal of Communication, 6, 1918-1941.
Invited Book Chapters & Journal Articles
1. Guo, L. (forthcoming). Ignorance or uncertainty: How the black box dilemma in big
data research may misinform political communication. In N. Stroud & S. McGregor
(Eds), Digital discussions: How big data informs political communication. New York:
Routledge.
2. Guo, L. (forthcoming). Agenda setting: Aggregate-level vs. individual-level effects. In P.
Roessler (Ed.), The international encyclopedia of media effects. Wiley-Blackwell.
3. Groshek, J., Guo, L., Cutino, C., & Elasmar, M. (forthcoming). A sample methodology for
extracting and interpreting country concept from social media users and content. In J.
Fullerton & A. Kendrick (Eds), Branding and public diplomacy: The model of country
concept. Peter Lang.
4. Jin, C. & Guo, L. (2016). Chinese Tongzhi community, civil society and online activism.
Communication and The Public, 1(4), 504-508.
5. Guo, L. (2014). Citizen journalism in the age of Weibo: A case study of the 2012 Shifang
incident in China. In E. Thorsen & S. Allan (Eds.), Citizen journalism: Global perspectives
(Vol.2), pp. 333-348. Peter Lang.
6. McCombs, M., & Guo, L. (2014). Agenda-setting influence of the media in the public
sphere. In R. S. Fortner & P. M. Fackler (Eds.), The handbook of media and
communication theory, pp. 251-268. John Wiley & Sons
7. Guo, L. (2013). Toward the third level of agenda setting theory: A network agenda
setting model. In T. Johnson (Ed.), Agenda setting in a 2.0 world: New Agendas in
Communication, pp. 112-133. New York: Routledge.
8. Guo, L., Vu, H. T., & McCombs, M. (2012). An expanded perspective on agenda-setting
effects. Exploring the third level of agenda setting. Revista de Comunicacin, 11, 51-68.

CONFERENCE PAPERS

1. Sameki, M., Gentil, M., Mays, K. K., Guo, L., & Betke, M. (2016). Dynamic allocation of
crowd contributions for sentiment analysis during the 2016 US presidential election.
Paper presented at AAAI Conference on Human Computation and Crowdsourcing
(HCOMP), Austin TX.
2. Guo, L., Mays, K., & Wang, J. (2016). Global Network Agenda Setting: Visualizing the
South China Sea Dispute. Paper presented at the AEJMC annual conference, Minneapolis,
MN, August 2016.
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3. Vargo, C. & Guo, L. (2016). A network approach to intermedia agenda-setting: a big data
analysis of traditional, partisan, and emerging online U.S. news. Paper presented at the
AEJMC annual conference, Minneapolis, MN, August 2016.
4. Guo, L. (2016). WeChat as a semi-public alternative sphere: Exploring the use of
WeChat among Chinese older adults. Paper presented at the ICA annual conference,
Fukuoka, Japan, June 2016.
5. Wu, H.D. & Guo, L. (2015). Linking agenda networks between media and voters: an
investigation of Taiwans 2012 presidential election. Paper presented at the AEJMC
annual conference, San Francisco.
6. Groshek, J., Guo, L., and Elasmar, M. (2015). The development and validation of a
methodology for extracting country images in social media. Paper presented at the
AEJMC pre-conference, San Francisco.
7. Guo, L. (2015). Community radio help us to tell our stories, but to whom? Paper
presented at the ICA annual conference, San Juan, May 2015.
8. Guo, L. & Vu, H. (2015). The news tells us what is the most urgent health problem, but
that is not reality: A longitudinal agenda-setting study 2001 to 2010. Paper presented at
the ICA annual conference, San Juan, May 2015.
9. Guo, L. & Vargo, C. (2015). The power of issue ownership network: A big-data
analysis of the 2012 U.S. presidential election. Paper presented at the ICA annual
conference, San Juan, May 2015.
10. Saldana, M., Ardevol-Abreu, A., & Guo, L. (2013). Compelling associations in agenda-
setting studies. Paper presented at the MAPOR annual conference, Chicago, November
2013.
11. Vargo, C., Guo, L., Shaw, D., & McCombs, M. (2013). Network issue agendas on Twitter
during the 2012 U.S. presidential election. Paper presented at the AEJMC annual
conference, Washington, D.C., August 2013.
12. Chyi, I. H., & Guo, L. (2013). The picture of China in our heads: Mapping China on
Taiwans network media agenda, 1987-2011. Paper presented at the ICA annual
conference, London, June 2013.
13. Guo, L., & Harlow, S. (2012). User-generated racism: An analysis of stereotypes of
African Americans, Latinos and Asians in YouTube videos. Paper presented the AEJMC
annual conference, Chicago, August 2012. [Third Place Award of the Student
Research Competition]
14. Vu, H. T., Guo, L., & McCombs, M. (2012). Exploring the world outside and the pictures
in our heads: A network agenda setting study. Paper presented at the AEJMC annual
conference, Chicago, August 2012.
15. Guo, L., & McCombs, M. (2011). Toward the third level of agenda setting theory: A
Network Agenda Setting Model. Paper presented at the AEJMC annual conference, St.
Louis, August 2011.

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16. Guo, L., Holton, A., & Jeong, S. H. (2011). Transnational Comparative Framing:
Suggesting a new model. Paper presented at the AEJMC annual conference, St. Louis,
August 2011.
17. Harlow, S., & Guo, L. (2011). Will the revolution be Twittered or Facebooked? A study of
incorporating new digital tools into immigrant activism. Paper presented at the AEJMC
annual conference, St. Louis, August 2011.
18. Harp, D., Bachman, I., & Guo, L. (2011). The whole online world is watching: Profiling
social network sites and activists in China, Latin America and the United States. Paper
presented at the AEJMC annual conference, St. Louis, August 2011.
19. Guo, L., & McCombs, M. (2011). Network agenda setting: A third level of media effects.
Paper presented at the ICA annual conference, Boston, May 2011.
20. Guo, L., Hsu, S. -H., Holton, A., & Jeong, S. H. (2011). A case study of Foxconn suicides: An
international perspective to framing the sweatshop issue. Paper presented at the ICA
annual conference, Boston, May 2011.
21. Guo, L. (2010). The political economy of the alternative press in U.S.: Case studies of
the Nation and the Texas Observer. Paper presented at the Union for Democratic
Communication (UDC) annual conference, College Station, October 2010.
22. Guo, L. (2009). The Dazhalan Project: Case study of citizen media in China. Paper
presented at the AEJMC annual conference, Boston.

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Boston University
Developing Interactivity
#Trending Insights: Social Data Analysis and Visualization
Advanced Issues in Emerging Media Content Production
Computer-assisted text analysis: Network, sentiment and visualization
Communication Research Methods
The University of Texas at Austin
Digital Storytelling Basics
Fundamentals of Multimedia Journalism
Theories of Mass Communication

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HONORS & AWARDS

Hariri Institute for Computing and Computational Science & Engineering


2016-18 Hariri Research Award ($26,500)
Principle Investigator, Statistically Principled and Scalable Computational
Tools for Transforming Communication Research
2016-18 Junior Faculty Fellow ($5,000)
Boston University
2015-17 East Asia Studies Career Development Professorship ($60,000)
National Science Foundation
2015-18 Senior Person, Learning mixed membership models with a separable latent
structure: Theory, provably efficient algorithms, and applications, Award# CCF-
1527618 ($500,000).
The University of Texas at Austin
Grants & Research Funding
2012 Student Enrichment Fund ($1,800, plus $800 for two research assistants)
2011 Student Enrichment Fund ($3,900, plus $1,000 for two research assistants)
Fellowships & Scholarships
2013 Jesse H. Jones Endowed Centennial Fellowship, College of Communication
($6,500, tuition waiver)
School of Journalism Scholarship ($1,000)
2012 The University of Texas at Austin Continuing Fellowship ($10,000)
Will H. Mayes Scholarship in Journalism ($1,000)
2011 Nettie Doscher More Fellowship in Journalism ($500)
2009, 10 Pic Wagner Endowed Graduate Fellowship, School of Journalism scholarship
Scholarly Awards
2012, 13 Maxwell McCombs Graduate Student Publishing Award
2012 Third Place Award of the Student Research Competition at the AEJMC
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Other
2007 Yale University/Fudan University Summer Program Fellowship ($4,500)
2006 The South China Morning Post (Hong Kong) Journalism Fellowship ($1,000)

INVITED TALK

How the black box dilemma in big data research may misinform political communication,
September 2016, The University of Texas at Austin
The big data challenge in communication research, Hariri Institute for Computing,
November 2015, Boston University
The power of message networks: Semantic network analysis of media effects in Twittersphere
during the 2012 U.S. presidential election, Department of Mathematics and Statistics,
September 2015, Boston University
A social media analysis of Chinese public opinion on the South China Sea dispute, Boston
Global Forum: Manage Peace and Security in South China Sea, April 2015, Harvard
University
Digital technology and governance in China today, Center for the Study of Asia-College of
Communication, April 2015, Boston University
The power of message networks, Communication Research Center Lecture Series, February
2015, Boston University

AFFLIATIONS & MEMBERSHIPS

Kappa Tau Alpha National Journalism Honor Society


Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC)
International Communication Association (ICA)

ACADEMIC SERVICES

Journal Reviewer
Asian Journal of Communication
Big Data & Society
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Chinese Journal of Communication


Communication and Critical/Cultural Studies
Communication and the Public
Communication, Politics & Culture
Communication Research
Continuum
Critical Studies in Media Communication
Environmental Communication
Howard Journal of Communication
Human Communication Research
International Journal of Communication
International Journal of Press/Politics
Journal of Broadcasting & Electronic Media
Journal of Communication
Journalism
Journalism & Mass Communication Quarterly
Journalism Studies
Mass Communication & Society
Social Media and Society
Conference Reviewer and Moderator
AEJMC
ICA
Book Proposal Review
New York: Routledge


Asian Radio, Austin, TX

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

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(A nonprofit organization, which supports apolitical community-based radio focused on


promoting East Asian music and culture: www.asianradio.org; Launched April 7, 2009,
Asian Radio has helped form three community radio shows, and recruited and trained
more than 20 radio programmers.)
Co-founder, Executive director
April 2009 to present
Shanghai Daily, Shanghai, China
(The premier English-language newspaper in Shanghai and the Yangtze River Delta region
with 120,000 readers in more than 50 countries and regions: www.shanghaidaily.com)
Intern reporter
Wrote news and investigative stories with focuses on culture and history
February to July 2007

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