Faculty Biography

Shuo Niu

Shuo Niu, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor
Department of Mathematics and Computer Science
Clark University
Worcester, MA 01610-1477

Phone: (508) 793-4345
Email: shniu@clarku.edu

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Education

Shuo Niu holds a Ph.D in computer science from Virginia Tech, and a B.E. in digital media from Shandong University, China.

Current Research and Teaching

Dr. Shuo Niu's research field is human-computer interaction and social computing. Niu studies video-sharing and collaborative and community activities on social media such as YouTube and TikTok. His recent projects analyze extensive video data to examine the interactions with user-generated videos and the creator-fan relationships. Niu applied machine learning, natural language processing, and crowdsourcing techniques to investigate video-sharing platforms' roles and affordances. His research explores the possibilities of using online videos to support mental health, social and emotional well-being, and awareness of social justice issues. Niu's work has been published at ACM CHI, CSCW, and GROUP.