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Hongtao Hao CV #

Last updated: Spet. 17, 2020

Education #

  • 2018 ~ 2020, M.A. in Media Arts and Sciences, Indiana Univeristy Bloomington (GPA: 4.00/4.00)
    • Committee: Nicole Martins (Chair), Daneille Kilgo, Bryant Paul
  • 2016 ~ 2018, M.A. in Journalism, Renmin University of China (GPA:3.92/4.00)
  • 2012 ~ 2016, B.A. in English, Hebei Normal University (GPA: 3.92/4.00)

Research Experience #

  • Aug. 2020 ~ present, Research Assistant at YY Lab for Professor Yong-Yeol (“YY”) Ahn
    • Responsible for improving COVID-19 visualizations

Peer-Reviewed Conference Presentations #

  1. Hao, H. (May, 2020). Cross-cultural comparisons of ‘selfie-presentation’: A content analysis. Poster presented at the 70th Annual Conference of the International Communication Association, Converted from Australia to virtual due to COVID-19.
  2. Hao, H. (Nov., 2019). Are Chinese selfies gender-stereotypical: a content analysis of selfies on Weibo. Paper presented at the 105th Annual Conference of the National Communication Association, Baltimore, MD.
  3. Hao, H. (Nov., 2019). Digital divide: theoretical review and future research suggestions. Paper presented at the 105th Annual Conference of the National Communication Association, Baltimore, MD.
  4. Hao, H. (May, 2019). Global expansion of China’s media for soft power promotion. Paper presented at the 69th Annual Conference of the International Communication Association, Washington, DC.
    • Second Top Student Paper

Honors & Fellowships #

  • 2015, China’s National Champion of the 1st ‘FLTRP Cup’ English Reading Contest, Beijing, China
  • 2019, Second top student paper award, Public Diplomacy Interest Group, International Communication Association, Washington, DC.
  • 2019, Annette & Lars Willnat Travel Fellowship, Indiana University, USA
  • 2019, College or Arts and Sciences Travel Grant, Indiana University, USA
  • 2017, St. Gallen Wings of Excellence Award, University of St. Gallen, Switzerland
  • 2017, First Prize Academic Scholarship, Renmin University of China, Beijing, China
  • 2015, National Endeavor Fellowship, Hebei Normal Uniersity, Shijiazhuang, China

Projects #

Big: #

  • MSCH-C101 with Hongtao (,

Small: #

  • Hugo Tutorial (
  • Using Legacy Jupyterbook (
  • IU BSA (

Tiny: #

  • tree-1.8.0 (

Working Experience #

  • 2019 May, Journalist, St.Gallen Symposium Magazine, St. Gallen, Switzerland

    • “It’s not just about spending more money.” (Interviewing Deputy Prime Minister of Singapore)
    • Freeman Shen’s electric dream (Interviewing CEO of WM Motor, a leading Chinese electric car maker)
    • What role should government play? (Interviewing young politicians from India, Argentina, and Sri Lanka)
  • 2017 July, News Editor & Translator, China Daily, Beijing, China

  • 2015 April, Interpreter & Small group organizor, Wuhan Iron & Steel Corp., Hubei, China

    • Worked with 5 trainees from Indonesia

Teaching Experience #

  • Indiana University, Bloomington, IN

    • 2020 Spring, MSCH C101 Introduction to Media, Associate Instructor, 40 students (Class Website:
    • 2019 Spring & Fall, MSCH C207 Introduction to Media Industry and Management, Teaching Assistant, 125 students
    • 2018 Fall, MSCH C200 Videogame Industry: System and Management, Teaching Assistant, 60 students
  • New Oriental Education and Technology Inc., Beijing, China

    • 2016 June-July, English Writing Instructor (Worked intensively for two months with over 200 hours of practice after three-month training in pedagogy)

Service #

  • 2019, Reviewer for International Communication Association

Graduate Coursework #

  1. Introduction to Bayesian Data Analysis I (Dr. John Kruschke)
  2. Data Visualization (Dr. YY Ahn)
  3. Quantitative Methods for Public Health Research (A+) (Dr. Dong-Chul Seo)
  4. Introduction to Statistics in Media Research (A+) (Dr. Andrew Weaver)
  5. Content Analysis (Dr. Danielle Kilgo)
  6. Media Theories (Dr. Stephanie DeBore & Dr. Suzannah Comfort)
  7. Children and Media (A+) (Dr. Nicole Martins)
  8. Applying Social Science Research Methods to Media (Dr. Rob Potter)

Computer Skills #

  • R
  • Python (Mostly for data visualization; Altair, Seaborn, Matplotlib, Pandas, Numpy)

Last modified on 2020-09-17