Our Work

Flu Detection & Public Health Campains & Chronic Disease

Explanations

Frequently Asked Questions

1.How to use this site?

This site shows the result of our work in analyzing weibo data. You can find the chart at Flu Detection page.
Don't forget to checkout our latest research result page under "Our Work" section.

2.What's the y-axis of the two charts means?

The y-axis of the charts shows the number of Weibo entries mentioned the keyword, divided by number Total Weibo entries that day, and multiplied by 1000000.

3.How to get the raw data?

The raw data can be downloaded HERE.

4.What method did you use to remove noise data from the raw dataset?

We didn't remove noise from the raw dataset.

5.Why do you use weibo data?

In China, Weibo is an extremely popular microblogging site that is equivalent to Twitter.

About Us

Learn About Our Team

Current Team:

UGA
Dr. Zion T.H. Tse

Dr. Zion T.H. Tse

Assistant Professor
College of Engineering
University of Georgia

GSU
Dr. Isaac Chun-Hai Fung

Dr. Isaac Chun-Hai Fung

Assistant Professor of Epidemiology
Jiann-Ping Hsu College of Public Health
Georgia Southern University

GSU
Dr. King-Wa Fu

Dr. King-Wa Fu

Assistant Professor
Journalism and Media Studies Centre
The University of Hong Kong

HSMC
Chan

CHAN, Shing Bun Benedict

Assistant Professor
Hang Seng Management College

UGA
Zhaochong Liu

Zhaochong Liu

M.S. Student
Computer Science Department
University of Georgia

Alumni:

HK
chan

Chung-Hong Chan

Statistician
Journalism and Media Studies Centre
The University of Hong Kong

GSU
Braydon Schaible

Braydon Schaible

Biostatistician
Jiann-Ping Hsu College of Public Health
Georgia Southern University

GSU
Yi Hao

Yi Hao

Biostatistician
Jiann-Ping Hsu College of Public Health
Georgia Southern University

UGA
Ying

Yuchen Ying

M.S. Student
Computer Science Department
University of Georgia

GSU
Jingxian Cai

Jingxian Cai

Biostatistician
Jiann-Ping Hsu College of Public Health
Georgia Southern University

UGA
sidi

Chris Liu

M.S. Student
Computer Science Department
University of Georgia

UGA
Ting

Ting Xiao

M.S. Student
Computer Science Department
University of Georgia

News

1.Publications:

Fung ICH*, Cai J†, Hao Y†, Ying Y, Chan BSB, Tse ZTH‡, Fu KW‡ (2015). Global Handwashing Day 2012: A qualitative content analysis of Chinese social media reaction to a health promotion event. Western Pacific Surveillance and Response Journal. Accepted for publication.

Fung ICH*, Tse ZTH, Fu KW (2015). The use of social media in public health surveillance. Western Pacific Surveillance and Response Journal. Accepted for publication.

Fung ICH*, Hao Y†, Cai J†, Ying Y, Schaible BJ, Yu CM, Tse ZTH‡, Fu KW‡ (2015). Chinese social media reaction to information about 42 notifiable infectious diseases. PLoS ONE, 10(5): e0126092. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0126092

Tse ZTH†*, Xu S†, Fung ICH, and Wood BJ (2015). Cyber-attack risk low for medical devices. Science 347(6228):1323-1324.

Fung ICH*, Tse ZTH, Fu KW (2015). Converting Big Data into public health. Science, 347(6222):620 (February 6, 2015).

Fung ICH*†, Tse ZTH†, Cheung CN†, Miu AS†, Fu KW (2014). Ebola and the social media. The Lancet, 384(9961):2207.

Fung ICH*, Fu KW, Ying Y, Schaible B, Hao Y, Chan C-H, Tse ZTH (2013). Chinese social media reaction to the MERS-CoV and avian influenza A(H7N9) outbreaks. Infectious Diseases of Poverty, 2:31. DOI:10.1186/2049-9957-2-31.