Tai-Quan "Winson" Peng Ph.D.

Tai-Quan "Winson" Peng

Associate Professor

  • Communication
(517) 355-0221


Winson Peng (Ph.D., City University of Hong Kong) joined the Department of Communication at Michigan State University in 2016. Prior to that, he taught at Nanyang Technological University in Singapore from 2013 to 2016 and Macau University of Science and Technology in Macau from 2009 to 2013. 

Dr. Peng's current research interest includes computational social science, health communication, mobile analytics, and political communication. He is particularly interested in unraveling the structure and dynamics of human communication phenomena with various computational methods  (e.g., network and spatial modeling, text mining, temporal and sequential modeling).

His research outputs appeared in top-ranked journals of communication science, information science, public health, and computer science, such as Communication Methods and Measures, Communication Research, New Media & Society, Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication, Journal of Informetrics, JASIST, Scientometrics, AIDS Care, International Journal of Medical Informatics, Journal of Medical Internet Research, ACM Transactions on Intelligent Systems and Technology, EPJ Data Science, IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics, and elsewhere. 

He was the co-founder and inaugural chair (2016-2017) of the Computational Methods Division at the International Communication Association. He co-edited two special issues on computational communication research published by Communication Methods and Measures and the Asian Journal of Communication, respectively.

  • Peng, T. Q., Zhu, J. J. H., & Liang, H. (2019) (Eds.). Introducing computational methods for communication research in Asia-Pacific. Asian Journal of Communication, 9(3).

    • Peng, T. Q., Liang, H., & Zhu, J. J. H. (2019). Introducing computational social science for Asia-Pacific communication research. Asian Journal of Communication, 9, 205-216.

  • van Atteveldt, W., & Peng, T. Q. (2018) (Eds.). Computational methods for communication science. Communication Methods and Measures, 12(2-3).

    • van Atteveldt, W., & Peng, T. Q. (2018). When communication meets computation: Opportunities, challenges, and pitfalls in computational communication science. Communication Methods & Measures, 12, 81-92.

Research and Teaching

Thematic Research Areas

Computational Communication

Research Centers and Labs

Quello Center
Health and Risk Communication Center

Recent Publications
  • CAS892 Computational Social Science: Principles and Applications
  • COM301 Social Media Analytics
  • COM902 Communication Research Design II
  • COM830 Applied Communication Research
Contact Information

404 Wilson Rd, Room 566
Communication Arts and Sciences Building
Michigan State University
East Lansing, MI 48824