Award for Post-doc Position in Media and Communication

Prof Jonathan Zhu has been awarded by the University Central Post-doc Panel a competitive grant under the Research Scholarship Enhancement Scheme (RSES). The funding will be used to create a 2-year Post-doc position in research on complex social networks and e-Social Science in the new Department of Media and Communication. This is the only successful application from FHS in this round and the third in FHS history. According to the RSES criteria, the competitive grants are given based on SCI/SSCI Impact Factor and other indicators of track records of both the applicants and the targeted candidates for the Post-doc positions. The proposed Post-doc candidate for Prof Zhu's grant is Linying Xiang, who is completing her PhD in Control Theory and Control Engineering at Nankai University and has published multiple articles in SCI journals of high impact. She will bring in new theory and methodology to Prof Zhu's ongoing research on new media technology and e-Social Science.