Curriculum Vitae

Hongtao Hao #

:: hhao@iu.edu

:: https://hongtaoh.com

:: @hongtaoh

Education #

  • 2018 ~ 2020, M.A. in Media Arts and Sciences, Indiana Univeristy Bloomington (GPA: 4.00/4.00)

    • Committee: Nicole Martins (Chair), Danielle Kilgo, Bryant Paul
    • Relevant Coursework: Introduction to Bayesian Data Analysis I , Data Visualization , Quantitative Methods for Public Health Research, Introduction to Statistics in Media Research, Content Analysis , Media Theories , Children and Media, Applying Social Science Research Methods to Media
  • 2016 ~ 2018, M.A. in Journalism, Renmin University of China (GPA:3.92/4.00)

  • 2012 ~ 2016, B.A. in English , Hebei Normal University (Rank: 1 / 44; GPA: 3.92/4.00)

Research Experience #

Aug. 2020 ~ present, Research Assistant at YY Lab for Dr. Yong-Yeol (“YY”) Ahn

  • Responsible for updating and improving COVID-19 visualizations
    1. Updated the data workflow ;
    2. Implemented delay parameter, play speed parameter, go back parameter, and date range slider;
    3. Created the bar chart race of confirmed cases;
    4. Improved the website design

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, D.C.
    • Second Top Student Paper

Honors & Fellowships #

  • 2015, China’s National Champion of the 1st ‘FLTRP Cup’ English Reading Contest, Beijing, China
    • Ranked 1st among 200,000 undergraduate and graduate participants nationwide (School Report )
  • 2017, St. Gallen Wings of Excellence Award, the 47th St. Gallen Symposium , Switzerland
    • One of 100 winners selected from nearly 1,000 contestants, representing 350 universities and 109 nationalities
  • 2019, Second top student paper award, Public Diplomacy Interest Group, International Communication Association, Washington, D.C.
  • 2019, Annette & Lars Willnat Travel Fellowship, Indiana University, USA
  • 2019, College or Arts and Sciences Travel Grant, Indiana University, USA
  • 2017, First Prize Academic Scholarship, Renmin University of China, Beijing, China
  • 2015, National Endeavor Fellowship, Hebei Normal Uniersity, Shijiazhuang, China

Projects #

Tutorials: #

  1. Notes on Network Science:     Website | Code | PDF

  2. MSCH-C101 with Hongtao:     Website | Code

  3. D3Book Companion:     Website | Code

  4. Blog Posts of “How to” Series. Representatives:

Website #

  1. International Journalism Class at RUC:     Website | Code

Data visualizations #

  1. Visualizing 120 Years of Summer Olympic Games:     Website | Code | Data | PDF

  2. Coronavirus Trend Visualizations:     Website | Data

Working Experience #

  • 2019 May, Journalist, 49th St.Gallen Symposium Magazine, St. Gallen, Switzerland

  • 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: C101 with Hongtao )
    • 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

Computer Skills (in order of proficiency) #

Programming languages #

  • R (Statistical analysis, network analysis)
  • Python (Data manipulation & visualization, network analysis: Altair, Seaborn, Matplotlib, Pandas, Numpy, NetworkX)
  • D3.js/JavaScript
  • CSS, HTML

Tools #

  • Final Cut Pro
  • Sketchpad
  • Latex

Slides #

  • ICA 2020 Presentation: HTML