Qingpeng Zhang

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Qingpeng Zhang
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Qingpeng Zhang is a Postdoctoral Research Associate with The Tetherless World Constellation at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. He received the B.S. degree in Automation from Huazhong University of Science and Technology in 2009, and the M.S. degree in Industrial Engineering and the Ph.D. degree in Systems and Industrial Engineering with a minor in Management Information Systems from The University of Arizona, in 2011 and 2012, respectively. He also worked for the U.S. DOE's Pacific Northwest National Laboratory as a Ph.D. intern in the summer of 2011, and the State Key Laboratory of Management and Control for Complex Systems at Chinese Academy of Sciences as a visiting scientist in the summer of 2010.

His research interests include social computing, complex networks and systems, social dynamics, artificial societies and social simulation, science of team science, Web science, and cyber-enabled social movement organizations.

For more information of Qingpeng's work, please visit his University of Arizona homepage, and his RPI homepage

Project Collaborator

TW LogoTWC Web Observatory (WebObservatory)
Principal Investigator: Deborah L. McGuinness
Description: The Web Science Research Center at TWC RPI is working with other members of the Web Science Trust to create a global "Web Observatory". The global movement toward Open Data and transparency have successfully motivated the release of very large institutional and commercial data sets describing social phenomena, economic indicators and geographic trends. This proliferation of data represents great opportunity for researchers and industry but this data abundance also threatens to make it ever more difficult to locate, analyse, compare and interpret useful information in a consistent and reliable way; a situation which can only get worse unless we can help stakeholders perform useful analysis rather than drowning in a sea of data. A global Web Observatory will offer an institutional framework to promote the use of W3C and other standards in the development of Semantic Catalogues to globally locate existing data sets, Collection Systems to gather new global data sets, and Analytics Tools and methodologies to analyse these data sets.
Web Science Research Center (WSRC)
Principal Investigator: Deborah L. McGuinness
Description: Web Science is the study of the World Wide Web and its impact on both society and technology, positioning the Web as an object of scientific study unto itself. Web Science recognizes the Web as a transformational, disruptive technology; its practitioners study the Web, its components, facets and characteristics. Ultimately, Web Science is about understanding the Web and anticipating how it might evolve in the future.