Dr Chung-hong Chan is a research associate at the Institue of Media and Communication Studies and project staff at the Mannheim Center for European Social Research, the University of Mannheim. He earned his doctorate in communication studies at the University of Hong Kong and studied biostatistics and epidemiology at the Chinese University of Hong Kong. Previously, he worked in a hospital as a statistician for 10 years. In this doctoral thesis, he examined the causality between cyberbalkanization (online polarization) and social polarization.
Under the supervision of professor Hartmut Wessler, his research is on the topic of “responsible terrorism report” (a DFG-supported project). He uses an array of computational methods to analyze international terrorism coverage since 1945. His research interests are cyberbalkanization, polarization, platform interventions (e.g. online censorship), text mining, social network analysis and meta-analysis/
He teaches graduate-level Quantitative Methods seminars.
In der Lehre unterrichtet er “Quantitative-Methoden”-Seminare für Masterstudiengänge.