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Professor FENG, Shihui

Professor FENG, Shihui


Assistant Professor

Academic Unit of Mathematics, Science, and Technology


BSc, MSc, PhD


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(852) 2219 4310


Room 115, Runme Shaw Building

Research Expertise

  • Collaborative Learning
  • Data Sciences and Digital Humanities
  • Information Science and Management

Prospective PhD/ EdD/ MPhil Applications

​I am available to supervise PhD/EdD/MPhil students and would welcome enquiries for supervision.

Research Interests: 

Complex networks, Learning analytics, Social computing, Social network theory

**I am currently looking for PhD students who are interested in learning analytics and AIED**


Teaching Areas:

Social computing: methods and applications; Information behavior; Foundations of social data science; Project management



Faculty Early Career Research Output Award, Faculty of Education, University of Hong Kong, 2021-2022

Peer-reviewed journal publications

Horta, H., Feng, S., & Santos, J. M. (2022). Homophily in higher education research: a perspective based on co-authorships. Scientometrics, 1-21.


Feng, S., Kirkley, A. (2021) Integrating online and offline data for crisis management: Online geolocalized emotion, policy response, and local mobility during the COVID crisis. Scientific Reports, 8514.


Feng, S., Law, N. (2021) Mapping Artificial Intelligence in Education Research: a Network‐based Keyword Analysis. International Journal of Artificial Intelligence in Education


Feng, S., Kirkley, A. (2020) Mixing Patterns in Interdisciplinary Co-Authorship Networks at Multiple Scales. Scientific Reports, 7731. 

(awarded Faculty Early Career Research Output Award) 


Feng, S., Wong, Y. K., Wong, L. Y., & Hossain, L. (2019). The Internet and facebook usage on academic distraction of college students. Computers & Education, 134, 41-49.


Feng, S., Hossain, L., & Paton, D. (2018). Harnessing informal education for community resilience. Disaster Prevention and Management27(1), 43-59.


Feng, S., Hossain, L., Crawford, J. W., & Bossomaier, T. (2018). Quantifying Network Dynamics and Information Flow Across Chinese Social Media During the African Ebola Outbreak. Disaster Medicine and Public Health Preparedness12(1), 26-37.


Hossain, L., & Feng, S.(2016) Disaster Network Science: Research and Applications. Front. Commun. 1:1. doi: 10.3389/fcomm.2016.00001


Feng, S., & Hossain, L (2016) Risk-informed decisions for epidemics, Journal Of Decision Systems, Vol. 25, Iss. Sup1, Page 240-247 (Taylor & Francis Journal)


Peer-reviewed book chapters ​

Feng, S., Hossain, L., and Wigand, RT (2017). Network Science Research Dynamics in Encyclopedia of Social Network Analysis and Mining (ESNAM) 2nd Edition. Alhajj, Reda, Rokne, Jon (Eds.) ​  


Kerrigan, S., Feng, S., Vuthaluru, R., Ifenthaler, D., & Gibson, D. (2021). Network Analytics of Collaborative Problem-Solving. Balancing the Tension between Digital Technologies and Learning Sciences (pp 53-76). Springer International Publishing.


Peer-reviewed conference papers

Feng, S., Li, M., & Erstad, O. (2021). Social Connections Matter: Online and Offline Civic Engagement among College Students. Proceedings of the Association for Information Science and Technology58(1), 127-138.


Feng, S., Hossain, L., and Wigand, RT (2016) “Social Media in Syrian Refugee Crisis”, 11th International Conference on Knowledge Asset Dynamics (IFKAD–2016): Towards a New Architecture of Knowledge, Institute of Knowledge Asset Management & Arts for Business Institute, Page 1665-1690, 15-17 June, Dresden, Germany.


Feng, S and Hossain, L (2016) “Risk-Informed Decisions for Epidemics”, IFIP WG 8.3 DSS Frontiers in Artificial Intelligence, IOS Press, 20-22 June, Cork, Ireland.


Feng, S and Hossain, L (2016) “Weibo Surveillance of Public Awareness to Ebola Disaster in China”, SAI Intelligent Systems Conference 2016-An Artificial Intelligence Conference, IEEE, 22-24 September, London, UK.


Student publications from coursework: 

Færch, C. J., Sen, P. S., & Yunqian, T. (2021). Information Flow and Social Organization in a Bitcoin Discussion Network on Twitter. Proceedings of the Association for Information Science and Technology58(1), 713-715.  

(from BSDS3002 Social Computing: Methods and Applications)


Teaching list (2020-present)

BSDS3002 Social Computing: Methods and Applications

MLIM6319 Information Behavior 

CCST9076 Attention Magnet: The Psychological and Technological Aspects of Social Media Addiction

EDUR8033 Technology as Cognitive Tools to Support Student Thinking and Learning (co-teach)