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. 

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

He was the co-founder and inaugural chair (2016-2017) of computational methods interest group at International Communication Association.

Research and Teaching

Dr. Peng's broad research interests concern the application of various computational methods (e.g., network modeling, text mining, temporal and spatial modeling) in examining human communication phenomena on social and mobile media.

Recent Publications:

  • Wang, X. H., Chen, L., Shi, J. Y., & Peng, T. Q. (in press). What makes cancer information viral on social media. Computers in Human Behavior.

  • Zheng, H., Aung, H. H., Erdt, M., Peng, T. Q., Sesagiri Raamkumar, A., & Theng, Y. L. (in press). Social media presence of scholarly journals. Journal of the Association for Information Science and Technology.

  • Chen, L., Wang, X. H., & Peng, T. Q. (2018). Nature and diffusion of gynecologic cancer-related misinformation on social media. Journal of Medical Internet Research, 20, e11515.

  • van Atteveldt, W., & Peng, T. Q. (2018). When communication meets computation: Opportunities, challenges, and pitfalls in computational communication science. Communication Methods & Measures, 12(2-3), 81-92.

  • Zhu, J. J. H., Chen, H. X., Peng, T. Q., Liu, X. F., & Dai, H. X. (2018). How to measure sessions of mobile device use? Quantification, Evaluation, and Applications. Mobile Media & Communication, 6(2), 215-232.

Contact Information

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